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CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

Emotional Intelligence In The Context of Leadership

Emotional intelligence is perhaps one of the things we absolutely should not underestimate when it comes to leadership and management. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash What comes to your mind whenever you hear intelligence? Take a moment right now and try to let your mind wander. We often focus on intelligence in our daily lives, trying […]

#emotional-intelligence #emotions #leadership #management #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 11/17/22; Last updated on: 11/17/22;

To Delegate or Not To Delegate? The Ultimate Guide To Work Distribution

A friendly reminder to all leaders out there: You cannot and should not do everything. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash We often discuss all the responsibilities leaders have: Be it team performance, implementing various types of leadership approaches, communication, project management, you name it, and probably a leader you know is already trying to carry a […]

#delegate #leadership #leadership-strategies #team-performance #work-delegation #Medium

Posted on: 11/02/22; Last updated on: 11/02/22;

Discussing Leadership in the Context of 4 Tips by Richard Branson

The best leadership practices are often obtained through inspiration and example. Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash I’ve talked numerous times about leadership. I’ve discussed what it’s all about, I’ve described famous leadership strategies, and I even focused on some of the most important leadership theories out there. Certainly, discussing leadership is, by all means, a pleasant […]

#growth #leadership #leadership-strategies #richard-branson #tips #Medium

Posted on: 10/21/22; Last updated on: 10/21/22;

How Does Leadership Impact Team Performance?

If the first component of team performance is the members, the very second is the leader @pch.vector / Freepik If you’re aware of today’s corporate and startup-like business climate, then you are probably familiar with the concepts of leadership and team performance. In a company, those two aspects shape much of the enterprise’s structure and mainly defines […]

#leadership #management #team #team-performance #work #Medium

Posted on: 10/13/22; Last updated on: 10/13/22;

In Addition to Effective Management, Try Out Quiet Management As Well

Nowadays being a successful leader is more about freedom and trust than control – let’s dive into the world of quiet management. Have you ever heard of quiet management? Don’t worry if the answer is no. In this day and age, we are constantly surrounded by newer and newer terms and definitions – it’s no […]

#leadership #management #quiet management #shadow manager #Management

Posted on: 10/10/22; Last updated on: 10/10/22;

Level Up Your Game in Effective Management in 4 Easy Steps

Effective Management should, by all means, be any leader’s top priority. Back in the day, people were eager to become managers; nowadays they are willing to become effective managers. We live in a world where hopping straight to a leadership position is not that difficult – when you think about it, CEOs are more eager […]

#effective management #leadership #team-management #Management

Posted on: 10/07/22; Last updated on: 10/07/22;

How Can the “16 Personalities” Test Help You Be a Better Leader

A quick hint: it has to do with getting to know your team to the fullest. Image by Harish Sharma from Pixabay Architect. Logistician. Advocate. Entrepreneur. If those sound to you just as randomly listed occupations or job titles, then perhaps you haven't taken the 16 Personalities Test. But trust me on this — you should, and so should […]

#leadership #personality #personality-types #psychology #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 07/26/22; Last updated on: 07/26/22;

Tips On Handling Employees’ Opinions and Points of View

Let’s discuss why it’s so important for you to listen to your employees’ opinions and points of view. But like, really listen. All right, here’s the thing – I honestly believe the business world would be a much better place if we all just communicate better and listen to each other. And this doesn’t only […]

#employees #leadership #management #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/29/22; Last updated on: 06/29/22;

If I Have To Choose a Success Formula, I’d Go With These 4 Rules From Simon Sinek on Leadership

If I Have to Choose A Success Formula, I’d Go With These 4 Rules from Simon Sinek on Leadership Take a look at the article — after that, you definitely have to check out his books. Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash All right, so I know leadership can be tough. Trust me, I’ve done the paperwork — mistakes and failures are […]

#entrepreneurship #leadership #personal-growth #simon-sinek #success #Medium

Posted on: 06/20/22; Last updated on: 06/20/22;

Put Scolding On Hold For A Moment: 5 Ways To Boost Your Employees’ Motivation

The key to a positive work environment: give praise and show acknowledgment to scale your business Photo by Jo Jo on Unsplash I’m sure you’ve all heard stories about dreadful bosses who serve as anyone’s secret nightmare. But hey, let’s be realistic — the majority of people who tell those are already ex-employees. Here’s the thing — nowadays no one likes […]

#business #leadership #management #motivation #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 06/15/22; Last updated on: 06/15/22;

4 Things I Learned About Leadership From My Reading Habits

A peculiar, yet mesmerizing thought – you can easily learn about leadership from pretty much every aspect of life. If that’s not to die for! I often observe the following phenomenon – an aspiring leader instantly becomes blind to every other aspect of life outside leadership and management. As if one thinks that they have […]

#entrepreneurship #leadership #lessons #management #reading #reading habits #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 06/15/22; Last updated on: 06/15/22;

On Company Culture: How To Improve Your Employees’ Well-Being At The Workplace

Let’s discuss the importance of nurturing company culture and try to outline some useful guidelines and tips. Photo by Redd on Unsplash When I established my company back in 2016, there was this one goal that I’ve decided to chase for as long as needed — establishing a positive and nurturing company culture. If you are an entrepreneur or a […]

#company-culture #entrepreneurship #improvement #leadership #office #Medium

Posted on: 06/08/22; Last updated on: 06/08/22;

How To Handle Introverts In Team Management? Here Are 5 Tips

Sure, we all live in an extrovert-oriented world, but introverts still make up a significant percentage of the human population. If you are a team leader, a manager, or a CEO, you most definitely have to communicate with your team members on a daily basis. Be it work matters or discussing more personal topics, conversations, […]

#extroverts #introverts #leadership #management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/02/22; Last updated on: 06/02/22;

Journalism Taught Me Critical Thinking – Here Is How I Use It in Leadership

Do you know what’s common between a good leader and a good journalist? Their ability to express critical thinking when necessary. Little did I know back in the days that in university I’ll be able to build the fundaments of my future leadership career. Before entering my journalism courses, I thought I’ll learn how to […]

#critical thinking #leadership #management #thought process #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 05/31/22; Last updated on: 05/31/22;

Are You Sure You’ve Implemented The Best Leadership Approach? Ask The Team!

Thoughts on leadership styles and how to know whether you’ve chosen the right one not only for your preferences but also to your employees’ liking. Just recently I’ve written an article on Medium whose topic had to do with two of the most widely used leadership approaches – transactional and transformational. It did quite well […]

#leadership #leadership-approaches #management #strategy #Entrepreneurship #Management #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 05/27/22; Last updated on: 05/27/22;

Do Leaders Need To Focus On Customers In Business?

Discussing the leader-employee-customer trifecta and all that’s in-between Image by geralt @ Pixabay I’m pretty sure anyone who has worked in the corporate world is familiar with the following scenario: An infuriated customer. A stammering and stressed-out employee. A conversation that doesn’t seem to end any time soon. A busy leader who has a s**tload of […]

#business #customer-experience #employee-engagement #leadership #leadership-development #Medium

Posted on: 05/25/22; Last updated on: 05/25/22;

Leadership Is Not About Assigning Tasks Only — What About Conflict Resolution?

Leadership Is Not About Assigning Tasks Only. What About Conflict Resolution? Besides, this skill helps leaders out there drastically improve the work environment too. Image by mohamed_hassan @ Pixabay I first witnessed great leadership back in high school. We were a class of boys and girls who had just started stepping into the world of young […]

#conflict #conflict-resolution #leadership #management #problem-solving #Medium

Posted on: 05/05/22; Last updated on: 05/05/22;

Team “Transactional” Vs. Team “Transformational” — Which Kind of Leader Are You?

Team “Transactional” Vs. Team “Transformational” — Which Kind of Leader Are You? Let’s dive into the similarities and differences between two of the most popular leadership styles to date. Image by mohamed_hassan @ Pixabay I doubt anyone out there thought that leadership is this simple one-way entrepreneurial behavior. As leadership has become part of today’s most trendy and talked about […]

#leadership #leadership-approaches #leadership-development #management #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 05/03/22; Last updated on: 05/03/22;

What difference does charisma make in a leader?

In the past decades, we have all witnessed a new type of leadership approach called transformative.

#leadership #quora #short answers #Quora

Posted on: 04/29/22; Last updated on: 04/29/22;

Exactly How Important Being Self-Confident Is When It Comes to Management and Leadership

Do you think your team would be dazzled if you stutter and sweat all over the conference room? Image by Mohamed Hassan @ Pixabay Is it just me, or confidence has turned into a major topic lately? I mean, yeah, being confident has always been “a thing” for sure, but it’s like nowadays each and every life […]

#business #leadership #management #self-confidence #self-esteem #Medium

Posted on: 04/18/22; Last updated on: 04/18/22;

In Leadership, Empathy Is In the Top 3 Soft Skills

Today we take on a slightly different approach when it comes to leadership – once we’ve mastered the hard skills, it’s time we focus on the soft ones as well. I assume I have the confidence to talk about leadership – throughout the years I’ve managed to gather quite some experience in leading teams. Whether […]

#empathy #leader #leadership #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/15/22; Last updated on: 04/15/22;

Team management in a nutshell – the boss, the leader, the friend

Today we discuss the three quintessential parts that make a team management leader a successful one Truth be told, one of the most challenging endeavors that lay ahead in an entrepreneur’s business duties is the proper management of their team. Without a well-built and successful team hardly any company can prosper and grow. With this […]

#boss #business #leader #leadership #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 04/08/22; Last updated on: 04/08/22;

Character Traits You Need in Order to Become a Successful Leader

There’s so much more to it than having exceptional management skills. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash I’ve always had a really strong admiration for leaders. To me, leadership has always represented the ability to get along with people while leading them towards success and growth, both professional and personal. Nowadays being a leader quickly surpassed […]

#development #leadership #management #skills #team #Medium

Posted on: 04/06/22; Last updated on: 04/06/22;

What Not To Do When Managing Your Team’s Tasks

If failing miserably at team management is your thing, then try these 7 common mistakes! Photo by Eden Constantino on Unsplash I’ve always considered having a team a great honor and advantage. Now, as I’ve accomplished this goal, it’s safe to say that I try daily to keep my team members fulfilled, happy, and content at […]

#business #leadership #task-management #tasks #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 03/25/22; Last updated on: 03/25/22;

7 Ways To Lead a Well-Built And Successful Team

Let’s not forget that your team is the quintessential part of your well-established business Photo by Windows on Unsplash I’ve always wondered why there are businessmen and entrepreneurs who frequently tend to forget or diminish the absolute importance of their team. I mean, let’s be realistic for a moment. Let’s say you have a great business idea […]

#business #leadership #management #success #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 03/16/22; Last updated on: 03/16/22;

‘Hooray, I became a CEO!’ or How Leadership Turned Out To Be 4 hours of Sleep at Night

A story about climbing the professional ladder and a major misunderstanding of what owning a company actually means Photo by Garrhet Sampson on Unsplash Well, here I am, at the peak of my teenage years, coding and developing websites for fun. While studying journalism at university I dreamt of joining some high-level newspaper media while keeping my […]

#advice #business #entrepreneurship #leadership #self #Medium

Posted on: 03/14/22; Last updated on: 03/14/22;

5 Easy Ways to Demonstrate Thought Leadership

A thought leader. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Thought leaders are experts in their fields who are frequently called to speak at public events or hold webinars to share their knowledge. However, speaking engagement gigs are not so easy to land, especially if you’ve just begun your business endeavour. Thankfully, you don’t […]

#entrepreneur #leadership #Management

Posted on: 01/25/22; Last updated on: 01/25/22;