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The Secret to Setting Expectations

The Secret to Setting Expectations

Setting expectations in life is key, and it’s especially important for your team. The clearer you are with your team about your expectations, the better. The sooner you make them aware of your expectations, the better. The more specific your expectations are,

6 Awesome Tips for Aspiring Leaders

6 Awesome Tips for Aspiring Leaders

I often get asked for advice from up-and-coming and aspiring leaders. This is what I say: “The best advice I can give you is to work on the skills you need before you need them.” The most effective way to do this practically, is by doing

The Secret to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

The Secret to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever feel like the Impostor in Among Us? Running around, frantically completing tasks, trying to make sure nobody figures out you’re a fake? Well, you’re not alone. It’s extremely common for most people, especially new leaders, to have

How to Interview for a Leadership Role

How to Interview for a Leadership Role

For any interview, practice and research are key. Practice the things you might say in an interview, including answering the questions that might come up. . Research the company and role you’re applying for, and really know your stuff.

The Secret to Being a Voice for the Voiceless

The Secret to Being a Voice for the Voiceless

If you’re a leader in any capacity, one of your key responsibilities is taking care of people in your charge. This encompasses many duties, but one of them should be giving a voice to the voiceless. Too many people, through underrepresentation

Why It Is Important to Remove Bad Apples

Why It Is Important to Remove Bad Apples

You’ve heard it before: one bad apple spoils the bunch. We all know this to be true, and yet too often we keep the bad apples around. The thing is, they aren’t worth it! Trust me, get rid of a bad apple and everyone involved will thank you. I say

How to Support a Diverse Team as a Leader

How to Support a Diverse Team as a Leader

It’s no secret that women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community have not historically been given the same opportunities as cis white men. They are often skipped over for projects and promotions, and not selected for interviews

Tackling Toxic Culture as a Leader

Tackling Toxic Culture as a Leader

In the gaming industry, there’s constant talk about toxicity. When problems arise, the justifications tend to pop up too: it’s a “boys club,” there’s an outdated mentality, the wrong people are being supported, and the ever-present “it’s always been that way.”

Eight Simple Tips to Beat Procrastination

Eight Simple Tips to Beat Procrastination

I recently wrote about time management and one of my tips for getting your time under control was to “Just Start!” While I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of diving in head-first, sometimes “just starting” isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you’re someone

How Being a Game Master Makes You a Better Leader

How Being a Game Master Makes You a Better Leader

I’ve recently fallen into my new role as game master for City of Mist, which is a tabletop RPG, or role-playing game (like Dungeons & Dragons) for those of you who don’t speak nerd. As I’ve been organizing and overseeing these City of Mist

Why is Leading Hard?

Why is Leading Hard?

“Being a leader is hard. It requires more thinking than I’m used to.” – Anonymous Client It’s true! Leadership is a whole different animal than what most of us are used to. Why is it so hard, though? Let’s look at some reasons.

10 Tips for Being an Awesome Leader

10 Tips for Being an Awesome Leader

Everyone that blogs, works as a coach, or does any kind of advice-giving has a Top Ten List. I’m no exception. After blogging for quite a while now, I have amassed a treasure trove of lists, tips, and tricks to help you along your leadership journey.

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