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The Importance of Both Short and Long Term Solutions

The Importance of Both Short and Long Term Solutions

When you’re a new leader, it’s easy to spend all your time-solving problems as they pop up. If you’re only focused on the fires, though, you never make progress. It’s important to come up with solutions to prevent the fires from recurring. Being able to solve small

You are Going to Fail… and Die

You are Going to Fail… and Die

As far as we know, we’re only guaranteed one life and we have to make the most of it. Sure, there are those out there that say we get more than one go at it, but do we really want to take that gamble? Why not just live this life to the fullest?

Why Feedback is So Important

Why Feedback is So Important

Let’s say you’ve been working at your job for a while and you feel like things are going well, but you aren’t actually sure. You haven’t gotten any solid feedback that tells you if you’re going to be fired, promoted, or languishing in the same

What to Do When Things Aren’t “Okay”

What to Do When Things Aren’t “Okay”

In my recent post, 5 Important Reasons Leaders Need to Be Likable, I discussed how important it is to get somewhat personal, and share common parts of our lives with our employees. I always suggest that you start your 1-on-1s by asking how

5 Important Reasons Leaders Need to Be Likable

5 Important Reasons Leaders Need to Be Likable

Bad days happen, but it’s important not to show it… often. This is even more true if you’re leading a team. Sure, you’re going to have bad days (you’re human), but as a boss, you have a certain level of responsibility. It’s your job to inspire your team

The Importance of a Happy Face

The Importance of a Happy Face

Bad days happen, but it’s important not to show it… often. This is even more true if you’re leading a team. Sure, you’re going to have bad days (you’re human), but as a boss, you have a certain level of responsibility. It’s your job to inspire your team

Why Perception is Reality

Why Perception is Reality

How you’re perceived affects how people interact with you. It influences their actions, their attitudes, and what they’re willing to do for you. Perception is indeed everything, and most people you’ve met have probably developed an opinion of you already.

How to Know if You’re a Bully Boss

How to Know if You’re a Bully Boss

I’ve talked about what makes a good leader versus a bad one, what a leader should and should not do, and told you that sometimes the problem is you. But how do you know if the problem really is you? What characteristics might make you a bully boss?

Mistakes to Avoid as a New Leader Part 2

Mistakes to Avoid as a New Leader Part 2

Last week’s post was part one of mistakes to avoid as a new leader. But there are plenty more things to avoid. So, let us discuss more mistakes to avoid as a new leader. 4. Lead from Afar: Some new leaders think they need to do so from a distance

Mistakes to Avoid as a New Leader Part 1

Mistakes to Avoid as a New Leader Part 1

Contrary to some beliefs none of us are born naked, screaming, and covered in blood into this world ready to lead teams. Not even me. Everyone has that moment as a new leader. But that does not mean you need to walk into that experience unprepared.

5 Tips on How to Network

5 Tips on How to Network

We’ve talked about why networking is so important, and where the best places to network are, but that all means nothing unless you know how to network. A lot of people think you’re either born an extrovert or you’re not, but you can absolutely learn to be

5 Reasons Why Networking is Essential

5 Reasons Why Networking is Essential

A lot of people hate networking and do almost anything to avoid it. This is especially common in the game industry, which is made up of a lot of introverts. While I feel your pain (networking was difficult for me at first too), networking is an essential

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