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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;

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;

Wondering How To Handle Your Next Business Meeting? Here Are the Fundamental Guidelines

These days, more than ever, managers and employees engage in business meetings – let’s discuss some of the best practices in order to achieve really beneficial conversations. Years ago only the upper management went to meetings. To the employees, this activity looked bizarre, an almost cult-like endeavor where secrets were whispered and plans were drawn […]

#business meeting #management #management tips #meeting #Advice #Management #Productivity

Posted on: 09/27/22; Last updated on: 09/27/22;

Anger Management in Leadership — How Important Exactly Are Emotions Kept in Place?

Anger Management in Leadership — How Important Exactly Are Emotions Kept in Place? Successful anger management is indeed a sign of elevated emotional intelligence. Photo by Julien L on Unsplash All managers are people — we most definitely should never forget this. Along with all things human come emotions — for the majority of the time they are our proof that we express […]

#anger #anger-management #frustration #management #management-and-leadership #Medium

Posted on: 09/12/22; Last updated on: 09/12/22;

Here Are 6 Times You’ve Crossed the Line As a Manager

Sometimes we need to point out the mistakes if we want to learn better. Image by keenthemes from Pixabay Okay, so this headline could be entirely hypothetical, of course. But that doesn’t mean thousands of managers don’t do those mistakes on a daily basis when it comes to leading their teams. It also doesn’t mean that you […]

#leadership-skills #management #mistakes #people-management #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 08/11/22; Last updated on: 08/11/22;

3 Tips On Preparing Your Team For Necessary Changes

Don’t just throw what’s new in their faces — engage in little preparation instead Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash There is a structure in even the most chaotic of project management styles. We prefer order when we are about to engage with an assignment of any sort. We like it when we know what the future has […]

#change #development #growth #management #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 08/03/22; Last updated on: 08/03/22;

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;

4 Tips on Decreasing Workplace Stress We All Need to Implement

Workplace-related stress is definitely a thing and we should all do whatever it takes to address it properly. Recently I wrote about increasing the positive work atmosphere at the office since this is a crucial element for maintaining a team with happy and fulfilled customers. Today I decided to look at things from the other […]

#anxiety #entrepreneurship #management #stress #stress at the workplace #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/24/22; Last updated on: 06/24/22;

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;

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;

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;

Hybrid Office Done Right – Tips on Managing Remote Employees

It’s high time we focus on that modern hybrid office thing that shapes trustworthiness, reliability, and flexibility as never seen before We went through a lot of changes during the pandemic. Certainly, the majority of them had to do with our perception of things – all of a sudden we began viewing health and socialization […]

#home office #hybrid office #management #remote work #Advice #Management

Posted on: 04/27/22; Last updated on: 04/27/22;

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;

Frequently Change Your Productivity Techniques — Here Are 3 Additional Methods

3 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Productivity Three things to try out right now to refresh your work habits Photo by kris on Unsplash Even the best entrepreneurs or employees out there tend to feel trapped and overwhelmed by the huge pile of tasks that seem to surround them at any given time and space. Even if you […]

#management #productivity #productivity-hacks #techniques #time-management #Medium

Posted on: 04/13/22; Last updated on: 04/13/22;

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;

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;

Tools I Use In My Everyday Work

7 Tools I Use In My Everyday Work as a CEO Time and tasks management is crucial for a successful workday — I share 7 of my favorite utility tools Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash If I have to describe a typical workday of mine, I might use words such as challenging, fast-paced, dynamic, etc. You get the idea. […]

#business #experience #management #personal-development #productivity #Medium

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

What are some tips to starting up your own small business?

Starting up your own business for sure can be one of the most challenging, frightening, but, at the same time, exciting and enriching experiences.

#management #Quora

Posted on: 03/04/22; Last updated on: 03/05/22;

How Leading a Diverse Team Can Benefit Your Company?

Each employee’s uniqueness and narrative contribute to the company’s success. Photo by Georg Eiermann on Unsplash For me, being a business owner means being dedicated, self-disciplined, and passionate about what you are doing. It requires a lot of sacrifices in personal, and professional aspects. If you are not ready to face the challenges, there is a […]

#diversity #diversity-in-tech #individuality #management #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 02/01/22; Last updated on: 02/01/22;