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7 Methods for Leaders to Improve Their Writing Skills - Guest Article by Grace Carter

[fa icon="calendar'] April 18 / by Grace Carter posted in Strategic planning, Leadership

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How often do you sit and write every day while you’re at work? The chances are that it’s probably more than you think.

Whether you’re writing text messages, instant messages, blog content, emails, sales reports, employee performance reviews, invoices, disciplinary notices,

hand-over notes and project status updates, writing is a core part of your everyday life, so have you ever thought about the quality of your writing is affecting your performance?

By proactively improving your writing skills, you can take your ability to communicate and to send engaging, comprehensive and accurate messages to the next level, helping you to streamline your days, increase productivity and dramatically improve the leadership qualities you already have.

Here are seven methods on how to do just that:

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Why Traditional Management Practices are No Longer Fit For Purpose - Guest Post by Tannya Jajal

[fa icon="calendar'] March 05 / by Tannya D. Jajal posted in Leadership

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A few months ago, I was talking to some friends about the importance of soft skills over hard skills. We discussed whether emotional intelligence, presentation, coordination and negotiation skills trump hard, numerical, quantitative skills. Naturally, if you put together a bunch of college kids that are wildly insecure about their independent inadequacies, a conversation like that is bound to lose its substance and end up a painful ego match.                                                        

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Communication Strategy: 5 ways you can share your strategic plan

[fa icon="calendar'] February 20 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, Change management, strategic management, team building, alignment, organizational development, management, communications, strategy, meetings, people

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You and your team have gone through the process of creating a strategic plan, and now you need a communication strategy for how you're going to share the message and the plan with your team.

Communicating your strategic plan and vision just one time is not going to be enough. You need to constantly and consistently engage your team in the direction of the organization, and continuously communicate why and how you (the people and the organization) are wanting to go there.

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The Importance of Your People & Why Connections Matter in Your Organization - Interview With Lorie Corcuera

[fa icon="calendar'] December 04 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, culture

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Lorie Corcuera is co-founder and culture creator at SPARK Creations, an organization that helps other businesses build (or re-build) their cultures around their people. Lori explains that SPARK helps to humanize work by putting the focus on people, to help them understand who they are, and how they can live their most effective life, both in their personal lives and at work.

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Top 10 Books on Strategy & Leadership: This Month In Strategy, September 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] September 26 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, Leadership

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Looking to add to your reading list this fall? We’ve reviewed 10 books on strategy and leadership, and here are our favorites (in no particular order):

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Top 3 Strategic Problems and How to Address Them

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25 / by Grace Lu posted in Strategic planning, Business strategy, Leadership

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The first step that any effective strategy facilitator takes is to understand their problems. Every company’s problems are unique, and we always take that into account. However, we’ve gathered data on 500 people and their biggest strategy roadblocks. Over 75% fall into three key buckets: Understanding the process, getting alignment and setting and keeping strategic goals. As understanding the problem is the first step to productive problem solving, this post highlights them and offers tips to help. 

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Working With Mediocrity, Millennials, and Technology: This Month in Strategy April 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] April 21 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, Business strategy, Leadership, team building, management

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