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Revealed: How to Be a Great Leader That Everyone Wants to Follow

They say that good leaders are born, not made. But no matter how great a leader we think we are, we can all stand to foster and improve our leadership and management skills from time to time. Here are 10 of the very best qualities that will help propel you into great leader status, all backed up by some of the most trusted leaders in business. Time Is Never Wasted on Listening to Others. “Resonance – this is one of the lowest rated qualities in leaders and one of the most needed in business today. It’s how we connect with people and make them feel understood. Resonant leaders are attentive and attuned to the thoughts, emotions and feelings of others. They take time to watch, listen and absorb what is said and unsaid.” ~ Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communications [1] “I find that the key to great leadership is time commitment dedicated to the people side. Business flies so fast and it is very easy to see days and weeks be absorbed by projects and deadlines, but at the end of the day,

How to Find Your Ideal Career Path Without Wasting Time on Jobs Not Suitable for You

Life has a habit of not always working out how we imagined it would. In an ever-evolving technological and economic world, the types of careers we can pursue are far and wide. If we haven’t been one of the lucky ones and figured out our exact career path, or maybe pursued one vocation but realised it’s not really for us, we can be left feeling lost to how we want our careers to look or even what we really want to be doing. The Problems We Face When It Comes to Choosing the Right Career Our economics are constantly changing which means the types of jobs and careers are being shaped accordingly. This can lead us feeling like the job we had no longer fulfills us or is heading in a direction we’re not comfortable with. But we are also changing too. The change and growth within ourselves isn’t always something we contemplate when thinking about careers when we’re younger. We can also be pressured by loved ones to choose the sensible and lucrative career even if it doesn’t make us happy.

How to Present Soft Skills on Your Resume to Make a Lasting Impression

Resumes are your first (and often only) chance to impress a prospective employer. They may have received hundreds of applications for the role you’re going for. If your resume is stacked-full of professional qualifications and work experience – then you may be surprised to find that your application doesn’t stand out. If you’re failing to reach the interview stage, then you should definitely look at adding a selection of ‘soft skills’ to your resume. Soft Skills: The Difference Between a Weak and Strong Resume In case you’re unfamiliar with the term soft skills, I’ll give you a few examples: Conflict resolution. Creativity. Decisiveness. Responsibility. Time management. As you can see from the above, soft skills are intangible and non-technical. In other words, they are skills that you’re unlikely to have a certificate for. Now, just to be clear, it is of course important to list any relevant professional qualifications and experience on your resume. However, to help your

How I Pursue Learning for Free After Graduation

Starting a new business and getting your dream job might be your biggest achievement. But what happens when things get too difficult to manage? You might be getting numerous responsibilities and it may be difficult for you to target customers. In these situations, others may tell you to quit and find another job. Most people fail because they are unable to manage difficult situations. In order to find the solution, they read books or blogs from other famous people. However, what they do not understand is that it is always best to be guided by a physical human being. In this situation, getting a good mentor is essential. This individual will assist you in resolving any potential problems. In order to help you find a mentor, here is a list of platforms that will help you in finding the best mentors: 1. Find a Mentor : for anyone who looks for personal growth This self-service tool helps individuals find mentors who will meet designated requirements in an efficient manner. All you h

Working in These 100 Companies Can Make You Feel Like Winning the Lottery

Has it happened to you; the job you loved the most was at a company that was really proactive towards it employees and gave you creative freedom as well flexible timings, even if it didn’t pay as well as your current job, that ironically is making you miserable? That’s because very often the jobs we enjoy the most is in one of the best companies to work for – the kind that really cares for its employees and believes that the way forward is through good human resource management. One Way to Ensure You Land a Job You Will Enjoy While we are not advising you quit your job this very instance, the next time you are on a job hunt, it would be a good idea to look for positions in companies known to be the best companies to work for – though what makes a company good for you is a completely individual choice. [1] For young mothers it might be an onsite crèche or playschool, or even extended maternity benefits; for some it may be that the company has a very open non-discrimination policies

Why It Is a Lie That Time Heals All Wounds

It is difficult losing someone you love, whether it is caused by a death or from a breakup. You may battle with various emotions or reactions, which is a normal for the different stages of grief. You have seen people who, after breaking up, give the impression that they have moved on. Sometimes, they seem to do it almost immediately. You see the photos on social media of them drunk at party and surrounded by hoards of people having “fun”. Or there may be cryptic status updates with quotes from anyone from Buddha to Adele. Yet what is not on display are the nights they spend crying, asking for other people’s advice and obsessing. It may take weeks, months or even years before they can finally move on. In fact, there are seven stages of grief according to the Kubler-Ross cycle: [1] Shock –  Feeling numb with disbelief protects you emotionally from being overwhelmed. Denial –  Once the shock wears off, you can’t believe this is happening and everything feels surreal. Anger –  The

Without Self Actualization, Life Is Like Empty

We sometimes get to a point in our lives where we question the meaning of our goals, dreams, potential and general life direction. The meaning of our lives is the basis of leading a fulfilling experience – from our connection with others, our inner being and our place in the world around us, to our simple physiological needs. Self-actualization is about moving up to the next level and being the best we can be in order to give meaning to our life – something everyone strives to do whether consciously or not. What Exactly is Self-Actualization? The concept of self-actualization was coined by the psychologist Abraham Maslow [1] who studied the theory of human needs. He believed that happiness derives, not from animalistic or mechanical behaviours nor the unconscious impulses we possess, but rather the drive to develop our understanding and wisdom of our full potential and capabilities. Why We Need to Put Emphasis on Self-Actualization Maslow believed that everyone is fundamentall