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How to Be a Better Leader in 2021

leader leadership Jan 05, 2021

The new year is finally here, and we can now start taking action on all the goals we’ve planned for the upcoming 12 months. If you’re like most leaders, you experienced unforeseen challenges in 2020, and want to do better this year.

 

So how do you become a better leader in 2021?

 

Keep reading for easy tips.

 

1. Invest in yourself.

Becoming a better leader starts with investing in yourself. This includes a healthy commitment to self-care and personal development, but in the office, it also means putting stock in valuable coaching, consulting, and training. 

 

Spend some time researching topics that will help develop you as a leader, such as learning how to motivate a team, developing your leadership style, and even recent issues that include successful remote work

 

2. Invest in your team.

You are nothing without your team, so invest in them, too

 

Give your employees the skills they need to constantly grow within your...

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4 Tips For Managing Remote Employees

More than ever, companies are shifting their business models to include more remote employees. Whether it’s the pandemic, a cost effective method, or to increase job satisfaction, a remote workforce is here for the long haul.

It’s one thing to be a remote worker, it’s another to manage them! So how do you effectively lead from a distance, while still supporting growth and success? Keep reading to see how.

1. Communicate daily and often.

One of the top challenges of working remotely is a feeling of isolation, especially if the switch out of the office is recent. To encourage connection and morale, managers should have regular check-ins with each employee every day. So what does that look like?

It can be as simple as a quick phone call, a regular video meeting or even a chat on your company’s app to let your staff know you are there for them.

Depending on the size of the company, pick a communication method that is sustainable. For example, if you have hundreds...

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How to Become a Small Business Owner in Any Economic Climate

99.9% of businesses in the US are small businesses. Currently, there are over 30.7 million small businesses. When you consider this number, it can feel daunting and maybe even intimidating, especially if you're wondering how to start a small business from the ground up.

You want to pour your heart and soul into your passion, and you don't want your endeavor to fail. But just because the economy isn't doing so well doesn't mean you can't start up a new business! In fact, it may just be the perfect time to do so.

Here's how to become a small business owner, no matter the economic climate:

Consider Crowdfunding

Just because you don't have enough capital doesn't mean your dream should come to a standstill. This is still true even if you can't qualify for business loans to jumpstart your business.

Today, there are many crowdfunding options available. For example, there's Kickstarter, which is a platform specifically for funding projects and business ideas. If people are interested in...

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