The Power Of Changing Your Mind

People are stubborn. Once they have a belief, they struggle to reimagine something new.

Now, if people are stubborn, leaders can be hard-headed and impossible to change!

Not really. However, it is how we feel sometimes.

We hold tight to our ideals. We believe we know best.

Yet, we don’t. We are not perfect. Nor are the ideals that we hold so tightly.

Today’s challenge for you is to examine what you think about and see if you need to change your mind. Why? Because there’s power in changing your mind.

The Power Of Changing Your Mind

Throughout the years, I’ve held tightly to many different beliefs. Some of these beliefs I would never change. Others, they’ve changed multiple times.

Looking back, I see there’s power in changing my mind. The changes I’ve made to what I think about and believe have been life-altering.

Tips For Managers: 8 Ways To Be A Better Leader At Work

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Leadership is more than just giving orders and being the boss. To be an effective leader, you need to be able to motivate and inspire your team to do their best work. Here are eight ways you can be a better leader at your job:

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1. Be Clear About Expectations.

As a manager, your employees need to know what is expected of them in order to meet and exceed your expectations. Therefore, ensure you are clear and concise when communicating deadlines, objectives, and goals. If your team is unclear about what they are supposed to be doing, it will be difficult for them to do their best work. Additionally, be sure to give feedback regularly so that your employees know how they are performing and what areas need improvement.

5 Steps to Take to Improve People Management Skills

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Whether you are starting your career as a manager or you are looking to develop in a position, there is always something to learn. Management is a skill set, but it’s also a practice; the more you manage, the better at it you become. In this article, you can find the five steps to becoming a more effective manager and getting the best out of your employees to benefit the business. 

Step One: Emotional Quotient

Everyone has heard of IQ or intelligence quotient, but not everyone has heard EQ or emotional quotient. If you are a boss or manager, this is an important term to get acquainted with; it describes your ability to remain dispassionate about processes and manage people effectively. 

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Woman King

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We’ve heard the fictional story of the women warriors of the Dora Milaje in the movie Black Panther. Imagine if they were real. They may have been.

The Woman King is based on a true story. The film looks at the Agojie, a band of warrior women that protected Dahomey in the 1800s. They were fierce, deadly, and violent. They were also very effective.

The cast playing the Agojie warriors in The Woman King

Viola Davis stars as Nanisca, the leader of the Agojie. She’s training the next generation of female warriors to protect the kingdom.

The movie is filled with tense moments… Moments that will make you rage with anger, cringe in your seat because of the abuse, and cheer for the Agojie.

Throughout the film, there are leadership lessons galore. We will explore those leadership lessons in this article.

5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Communication Skills

Communication is a critical aspect of leadership. You have to clearly communicate multiple things to those you lead. Some of the pieces you have to communicate may be:

  • The vision of the organization
  • Your team’s mission
  • How to effectively complete a task
  • The love you have for your team
  • A business presentation to the board of trustees
  • Sharing why your products cost what they do
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As you can see, there are multiple things you have to communicate. If you can’t communicate, you’re going to stumble and fall. You may even be demoted or removed from the organization.

Okay, okay… enough with the scary stuff. I want to help you become a better communicator.

I wasn’t always a good communicator. I have stumbled over my words while speaking in front of audiences, failed to clearly communicate messages in writing, and more.