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6 Signs You’re Not Delegating Enough

There are only so many hours in a day and so many days in a week. As a leader, one of the most important skills you can cultivate is knowing when you take a task on yourself and when to delegate it to someone else. 

Delegating responsibilities is not a symptom of laziness or ineffectiveness. It’s a way to prioritize your time while allowing others on your team to rise to the challenge and expand their skills. It’s also a way to show you trust your team to contribute, in an important way, on a big project.

If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re delegating enough, that’s usually an indication you’re not. 

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Creating a Positive Company Culture

At a minimum, people spend 40 hours of their lives every week at work. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, but that’s still a significant portion of their waking hours. 

If employees feel like work is a place of stress, drudgery, or ruthless competition and pressure, they’re not going to enjoy coming to work. They’ll be more inclined to look for a way out or excuses for missing work, and that can hurt your overall productivity in addition to your bottom line. 

The solution is to change your company’s culture and make it a more positive, reaffirming, and productive place to work. 

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Finding the Perfect Mentor at Work

As you go through life and your career, there will come times when you need a little advice. Everyone needs some help or some perspective from time to time, and knowing you’ve got someone in your corner to help steer you in the right direction can make all the difference. 

It’s important to find a good mentor, someone who knows where you’ve been and where you want to go and can help you achieve all your goals. 

But how do you find a mentor — more importantly, how can you find the right mentor for you? 

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3 Reasons Your Career May Have Stalled

Have you found that the job you used to love has become more tedious? Do you feel stuck? Has your rise to the top of your respective ladder slowed to a crawl? 

Your career might be stalling. But that’s no reason to panic. Recognizing the slowdown is a big step toward fixing the issue before it becomes a much bigger problem. 

But first, it’s important to recognize the factors that might have contributed to this situation. 

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In-Person vs. Phone Interviews: The Pros & Cons

Congratulations! After a long and sometimes frustrating process of applying for new positions, you’ve been asked for an interview. That’s wonderful! 

There are two classic interview styles: The in-person and the over-the-phone. In some cases, one type of interview might lead to the other, so it’s best to do all you can to prepare for either outcome. 

But as a job seeker, which kind is better? Do you want to go with the in-person, where you can see the responses to your answers, or the phone interview, where you can sit comfortably at home? 

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A Positive Attitude at Work Contributes to Your Success

We’ve all had bad days. Sometimes it feels like bad days stretch into weeks, and the next thing you know, it’s been a bad six months. It can be really easy to fall into a rut when nothing’s going the way you want, and it feels like the world, or at least work, is against you. 

Is it time for an attitude adjustment? Does that even make a difference? 

It might be — and it can

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Key Differences Between a Boss and a Leader

This might sound like the set-up to a joke, but it’s not: What’s the difference between a boss and a leader? 

Much like squares and rectangles, bosses can be leaders, and leaders can be bosses, but they’re not always the same thing at the same time. 

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Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are left uncertain about whether their companies will last through this crisis.  

While the numbers are bleak and you are probably anxious, there is good news. Companies all across the country are hiring right now and many companies still have long-term plans to hire throughout the year. That means that the best thing for you to do right now is to continue your job search, despite your anxiety. Follow these tips to keep your job search on track through COVID-19. 

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Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in danger of shutting down permanently. On the other hand, some employers in industries deemed essential are having problems attracting candidates amid the crisis.  

Whatever your struggles are now, there are real benefits that come with staying in touch with candidates throughout this crisis.  

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5 Podcasts to Help Boost Your Career

Everyone gets to a point where they want to learn a little more or get some motivation, to do better in their career. But who has the time to go back to school, or take an online course, or read a bunch of books? 

Luckily, we live in the golden age of digital audio, with new podcasts coming out all the time to provide information on just about any subject under the sun. 

That could lead to another problem, though: Too many choices! 

Here are some suggestions to get you started. Grab your earbuds and give these a listen: 

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