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Empathy: A Gateway to Objectivity in Leadership

Most leaders have learned along the way that empathy is a critical leadership skill but few have an understanding of why. Empathy is a form of attention that goes beyond the intellect and involves directly sensing what it is like to be in someone else's shoes. Read how to be empathetic.



4 Salary Negotiation Tips That Will Help You Earn What You're Really Worth

Salary negotiation is a tricky thing. Pushing to see what you can get is human nature, but an inexpert maneuver on your end could potentially sour your employment relationship before it's even begun. Here are four tactics to help you get closer to the salary you want-without touching any employer sore spots.



5 Keys of Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot or will not address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion, you should not be in a leadership role. The ability to recognize conflict, understand the nature of conflict, and to be able to bring swift and just resolution to conflict will serve you well as a leader - the inability to do so may well be your downfall.



Debunking Common Mentoring Myths

Read four age old mentoring myths and the most common misconceptions about mentoring.



The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

Over the years, the writer has observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don't even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do - build better leaders. Read about the problem of leadership development and the solution.



Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

We all know what it's like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws - too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you - when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps. Here are five of the most common, along with some tips on how to avoid them.



To Have the Most Impact, Ask the Right Questions

Influence is one of the most important competencies of leaders in the twenty-first century. How well a leader can influence is crucial to that leader's effectiveness as well as his or her organization's success. Like all communication, we influence most effectively when we pay careful attention to how our influence is received. Read more about how paying attention to how your influence is received is important for several reasons.



The Secret Art Of Negotiating: Take Your Ego Off The Table

Think negotiating is all bluff and bluster? Think again. The secret to successful negotiating is to take the ego out of the equation.



How to Improve Your Interview Skills

Interviewing is an acquired skill. You can learn how to anticipate and prepare for certain questions, and you can learn how to present yourself in the best way possible. But as with any other skill, the more you practice and the more completely you prepare for each interview, the better you will perform and the more comfortable you will be.



How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills can play a large role in career development. Often, your technical skills can only take you so far. To help you move forward in your career, you need soft skills such as the ability to be a good leader. Therefore, leadership skills are considered to be important traits which can help you get to the top of your career field. Read more to learn how to improve your leadership skills.



A Leadership Job Description

When was the last time you read a leadership job description? Virtually every job description you'll read lists leadership ability as a quality/characteristic/attribute that is valued, and in fact, most list it as a requirement. Read the importance of understanding the role of a leader before someone is placed in a leadership role.



3 Ways To Become An Authoritative Leader, Even If You're Under 30

Read 3 ways to become an authoritative leader.



How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don't take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company's culture rewards these actions? If you're shy or reserved, don't fret. You can ask for what you need and get what you want, while still being yourself.



Conflict Resolution

Resolving conflict rationally and effectively

In many cases, conflict in the workplace just seems to be a fact of life. We've all seen situations where different people with different goals and needs have come into conflict. Effective conflict resolution can make the difference between positive and negative outcomes. Learn how to resolve conflicts successfully.



Communicating Across the Academic Divide

Read about the barriers of interdisciplinary work and how to overcome those barriers.

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