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Professional Development & Leadership

Professional development and leadership skills are crucial for any small business owner. Learn about leadership, motivation and how to break bad habits such as procrastination with these professional development resources.

Goal Setting: Your Guide to Setting Goals
Goal setting is one of the fastest routes to achievement. Yet many of us find setting goals and achieving them a difficult task. Use this goal setting guide to learn how to set goals, how to actually achieve the goals you set and how to use goal setting as a tool to push you to accomplish what you want to achieve.

5 Laws of Leadership You Must Never Forget
Leadership skills, says Kevin Berchelmann, aren't rocket science. They're a matter of applying the right leadership law at the right time. Here are the five laws of leadership that both new and experienced leaders should never forget.

5 Secrets for Turning Failure Into Success
Failure isn't something to be avoided; it's a stepping stone on the path to success. Richard Fenton presents five strategies for turning failure into success and explains why you need to change from a success model to a failure model.

Let Go and Delegate!
Delegation is difficult for most small business owners. We're used to running all of our own show. But delegation is a skill that's critical to business success and a healthy work life balance. This delegation primer will help you let go and learn how to delegate successfully.

The Best Advice on Being a Business Leader
Get the best advice on being a business leader from these top business leaders who share the leadership success secrets they've learned during their successful careers. By Paul B. Thornton, author of [i]Leadership: Best Advice I Ever Got[/i].

7 Ways to Get Out of That Rut
Feel that you’re stuck in a rut and just can’t get on with what you want or need to do? We all lose our motivation now and again. But that doesn’t mean we have to waste days (or even weeks!) waiting for it to come back so we can get on with things. Get out of that rut and back to business with one of more of these rut-busting techniques.

5 Keys to Business Leadership
Learn how to become the leader your small business needs with these keys to effective business leadership.

Quotes on Leadership
What is leadership? What does it take to be a good or even a great leader? Learn from this selection of leadership quotes.

Getting Over Procrastination so You Can Get Marketing Again
Is procrastination getting in the way of the marketing you meant to do? C. J. Hayden tells how to recognize the signs of procrastination and how to break the procrastination habit so you can get back to marketing your business.

Maintaining Your Motivation
When your motivation flags, your business suffers. Kelley Robertson explains why having a personal motivational plan is important and offers suggestions to help you develop and maintain your motivation.

Teamwork and Humour Pull You Through
Peter Hadas discusses how egos and personal agendas can get in the way of true leadership and ruin a good team.

Visualize Success for Business Success
Your imagination is a powerful business tool. Learn how to create success by acting with the confidence of a successful person.

Secrets of Leadership Success
What's the difference between leadership, management and supervision? What are the characteristics of a successful leadership style? About Human Resources Guide Susan M. Heathfield answers these questions in this series of articles on leadership success.

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