What’s the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 29, 2020

The words leader and boss may have pretty similar dictionary definitions—but in the business worlds, their practical distinctions are crucial.

The Difference Between a Boss or a LeaderJust think about their connotations. Most of us think of a boss as someone who makes demands, yells at us when we screw up, and ultimately has the power to fire us at will.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat’s the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader?

Why Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 3, 2020

On the one hand, the equation is pretty simple: Employees like to be at a company where they feel important and valued. They want to feel like they are able to use their talents and their time effectively, to really make an impact; and they like to feel like that effort is noticed and appreciated.… Read more...

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Create an Organizational Culture That Draws Top Talents

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 2, 2020

What’s the best way to entice top talents to come work for your company? You might assume it’s salary and benefits, and sure, those are definitely important. According to most studies, though, it’s actually organizational culture that’s the top draw. People want to earn a decent paycheck, but even more than that, they want to work in an environment that’s positive, collaborative, and transparent.… Read more...

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Strategic Planning in 6 Essential Steps

by Dr. Rick Goodman on February 10, 2020

I’ve written before about the importance of careful, meticulous strategic planning. Basically, this is the process wherein leaders and managers set the short-term and long-term goals for the organization. It also involves setting metrics; clarifying expectations; allocating the resources that will be used in pursuit of those goals; and communicating the plan to the entire team, ensuring you have everyone’s buy-in.… Read more...

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7 Ways to Develop Effective Leadership Skills

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 13, 2020

Effective leadership skills don’t happen by accident. They’re cultivated through hard work, strategic focus, and consistency. And, no matter how advanced you are in your career, there’s always room to hone your leadership skills, becoming a more effective motivator and change agent.… Read more...

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