Archive for August, 2017

Eight Ways To Reduce Stress And Finally Get Some Rest

Posted on August 30th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Worrying about deadlines, work flow or employee issues is natural for people working in the business world. Stress happens. You have options, though, on how you deal with stress.


Sometimes, taking a moment to recenter yourself is all you need to do: By putting things into perspective, you can find the grit to keep going. That’s not always the best course of action, though. If you find that a particular task or job regularly leaves you feeling overwhelmed, drained or quietly angry, you may want to rethink how you approach the work or even consider whether you’d be better suited for a different sort of job or different company.

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Adopt stress-relieving habits to improve productivity and happiness down the line.

Five Simple Tips For Building A More Emotionally Intelligent Team

Posted on August 30th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Getting smart people into your company is hard enough. Turning them all into great collaborators and risk-takers is even harder. Even on the most high-performing teams, coworkers don’t just openly share feedback and challenge each others’ ideas all on their own–managers need to create a culture that encourages this. And that usually requires building your team’s collective emotional intelligence. Here are a few straightforward (and entirely low-tech ways) to get started.

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There’s no single hack for improving your team’s collective emotional intelligence. As a manager, it’s the small habits you perform and encourage that ripple outward.

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

Posted on August 28th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It’s one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have asked our parents for another cookie?) As we grow and become fully functioning human beings, communication only increases in complexity and importance–especially when you’re leading a company.


No matter what industry you’re in or what size company you’re leading, you’re working constantly with different kinds of people. You’ve got internal team members and employees, clients, prospective clients, recruits, and other industry professionals, each with their own personalities and communication styles.


You even communicate in a lot of different ways: during meetings; via email, phone calls, and group messaging; through thought leadership content published online and on social media; and at industry events.

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As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others–make sure that impact is a positive one.