Leadership Blog Posts

Productive team being led through advanced management techniques

Advanced Management Skills You Need to Lead a Productive Team

by Sonya Krakoff

Advanced management training is a great way to develop your skills, better understand business communications and processes, and lead more productive teams. If you're considering an advanced management program, here are some of the key competencies you'll learn. READ MORE >>

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The 10 Best Organizational Change Management Strategies

by Sonya Krakoff

While change can often be a good thing, it's something that many individuals are uncomfortable with, or even fear. As a leader, it's your responsibility to set the tone for your team and prepare yourself for managing organizational change as effectively as possible. READ MORE >>

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The Top 5 Conflict Resolution Strategies for the Workplace

by Sonya Krakoff

Although it's one of the most valuable skills you can have in today's professional world, especially if you are in a leadership role, conflict management is something than many individuals shy away from. Here are the top 5 conflict management strategies for the workplace to help you manage conflicts as they arise, in a productive, effective way. READ MORE >>

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How to Lead and Run an Effective Team Meeting

by Sonya Krakoff

While holding a meeting doesn't necessarily seem like something that requires a lot of skill, there's actually an art to it, and having those skills will serve you well for the rest of your career. There are a few key things you can do to make meetings run more smoothly, and to ensure that the next time you're leading a meeting, it'll be a success. READ MORE >>

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How to Motivate and Keep Employees Motivated

by Sonya Krakoff

As a manager, one of your responsibilities is keeping your team motivated -  and studies show that the relationship between a manager and an employee is the single most important factor influencing employee motivation and engagement. Luckily, with a bit of work, there are some simple ways for leaders to motivate their teams (and keep them motivated). READ MORE >>

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How to Give Constructive Feedback in the Workplace

by Sonya Krakoff

Giving constructive criticism is something that many people find challenging, and can be tricky to do well. Here are some of the top ways to give constructive feedback in the workplace in a productive, respectful way. READ MORE >>

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7 Ways to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills Fast

by Sonya Krakoff

While becoming a great manager and leader requires time and experience, there are some things you can do to improve your leadership and management skills right off the bat, positioning you for success in your new role. READ MORE >>

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The Top 10 Qualities of a Great Leader

by Sonya Krakoff

When considering what strong leadership looks like, there are a few qualities of a great leader that tend to be true across the board - these are traits that every good leader has, or should strive for. READ MORE >>

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What Is Transformational Leadership?

by Sonya Krakoff

While there are many different types of leadership styles, each with its pros and cons, many of today's nonprofits, corporations, government organizations, and NGOs are seeking mindful, visionary leaders with the power to enact change, an approach embodied by the concept of transformational leadership.  READ MORE >>