Understanding and combatting Imposter Syndrome

Over the last few years, a new phrase has become commonplace in the workplace: Imposter Syndrome. Merriam-Webster defines Imposter Syndrome as “a  psychological condition that is characterized by persistent doubt concerning one’s  abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud  despite evidence of one’s ongoing success.” It can be...

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How to ensure more resilience and productivity in the work place

Employee engagement is a crucial component of business performance. Some organizations use various methods to influence workforce satisfaction. Following the pandemic, human resource management has been considerably challenging, as many leaders of this time would agree. Between the Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and mental health in the workplace, leaders should identify strategies to secure...

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How being an effective follower will enable being an effective leader

Whether you are an individual contributor, team member, manager, or the organization’s CEO or President, three competencies are essential for you and your organization to be successful. How you practice these competencies as a follower will dictate your leadership success. My doctoral qualitative study examined how managers perceive coaching their direct reports to performance...

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The mistakes great leaders never make

Leaders lead in diverse ways: authoritatively, collaboratively, aggressively, benevolently, and passively. Education and circumstances create leaders, and great leaders are defined by their learned traits and personal attributes. In this paper, I present the concept of leadership, the characteristics of a great leader, and why a great leader will never make three critical mistakes....

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Leadership in a management world

Organizational success results from the “best” combination of the four management components. The list consists of scope (the definition of the product), schedule (the timeline of production), cost (the sum of the allocated resources), and quality (compliance with the desired product characteristics). The idea is to provide the ideal end product for the target...