Here’s How Billionaire Jeff Bezos Makes Effective Decisions

Each decision whether big or small has an impact. Of course, nothing happens in isolation. With every decision comes a consequence. Thus, every decision matters. So, how do you make a good one? According, Jeff Bezos, Billionaire, and CEO of Amazon, there are 4 things to consider when making a good business decision. Here’s what […]

4 Digital Marketing Basics Every Business Should Be Doing

Founder and CEO of The Level Agency, Thomas Donohoe, recently wrote a fantastic book titled, The CEO’s Digital Marketing Playbook. In that, he stresses that many businesses are overcomplicating and overspending on their marketing while ignoring some very simple and effective basics. This article quickly goes over what he calls the “Core Four” that every […]

The 8-Hour Workday Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past. Here’s Why

The results just came in, Microsoft Japan recently experimented with a 4-Day Workweek. They gave 2,300 employees three-day weekends for five weeks straight, and what happened? There was a 40 percent increase in productivity during August 2019 compared to August 2018. There was 59 percent fewer pages printed and 23 percent less electricity used during […]

5 Truths About Great Leadership

5 Truths About Great Leadership

Great leaders always leave an impression – they make you feel just as great. Leadership is not a matter of IQ and leading with the brain, but more of EQ and leading with the heart.  It’s not something that comes naturally for many leaders and they struggle to make the switch from brain to heart. […]

The Fundamentals of Leadership

The Fundamentals of Leadership

Regardless of industry, experience, and role, after our 20+ years of field study at The3rdgear we determined that the best leaders all follow similar fundamental practices of leadership. We’ve learned that it takes more than being highly skilled in your field – it takes empathy, creativity, communication, and passion. Being a good leader is actually […]

Great Leaders Possess Great Soft Skills

Great Leaders Possess Great Soft Skills

Being a leader requires special skills and they are not hard skills – they go much deeper than that. What makes a leader great is more about their people skills and personality. Google set out to discover the key behaviours and strengths of their top managers by questioning the team members of these managers. This […]

5 Ways the Role of a Manager Needs to Change

5 Ways the Role of a Manager Needs to Change

As businesses, lifestyles, and technologies evolve, so does the role of the Manager. Leaders spend a great deal of time in supervising others, which is not productive nor efficient in this day in age. Management theorist, Henri Fayol outlined five basic responsibilities of a Manager that has stuck for almost 100 years: planning, directing, staffing, […]

The Sign You’re Meant to be a Leader

The Signs You're Meant to be a Leader

  Move over tough cold leaders, there’s another personality that is proving to be more successful when it comes to leading others – the kind caring leader.   Tough leaders tend to believe that growth comes from struggles and therefore normally put pressure on their employees. This does more harm than good – it creates […]

Improve Your Coaching Skills

There are many traits that define a good manager, but according to Google’s Project Oxygen – being a ‘good coach’ falls at the top of the list along with other people management skills. If you think back to your previous managers, ask yourself what made them stand out. Managers that express empathy, concern for well […]

Keep Calm and Maintain Leadership

Keep Calm and Maintain Leadership

When business time are tough, we could easily go downhill with the business unless our strength pulls through. Business leaders in a thriving organisation are looked up to and even idolised, but when things go sour they need to maintain their reputation and leadership to avoid bringing down the team as well. A negative environment […]