Leadership

What is leadership? A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company's needs.

  • Leadership skills are abilities that help you guide your team to meeting individual, group, department, and organizational goals. They are considered a type of soft skill, because they’re usually not easily learned or quantified.


  • During the job application and interview process, employers look for applicants with two skill sets: hard skills and soft skills. Successful candidates will make sure to put both sets of skills on display. In order to do so, it helps to understand the difference between these two types of skills. Get definitions and examples of hard and soft skills, along with tips for how to showcase them in this video.


  • With 50% of the workforce working in some sort of telecommuting role and 80 to 90% of all employees saying they would like to work remotely at least part of the time; therfore  offering remote opportunities is an attractive way to gain productive workers.


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Leadership

Effective leaders are essential to any organization. They can help build strong teams within a business and ensure projects, initiatives or other work functions are performed successfully. Because the skills of a leader involve multiple interpersonal and communication skills, anyone can exercise and hone their leadership abilities.

 

Most people have seen the results of both effective and ineffective leaders on the job. Good leaders increase employee engagement, support a positive environment and help remove obstacles for their team. Good leadership is also contagious, inspiring colleagues to apply positive leadership traits in their own work.