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Everyone aspires to be a leader and to get there, they need to ask what they need to be an leader. Previously on this blog, I discussed the differences between leadership and management , and it’s worth remembering that leadership is a key coordination process that enables people to work together as a high-performing team. As a leader, you need to be a strong catalyst for team morale, performance, and well-being. Not only that, but you also have the responsibility of being a positive influence on those who are asked to follow you.

Leadership requires a substantial degree of self-awareness…

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Mental health illnesses are on the rise, and despite their impact on society, our existing mental health care system isn’t equipped to support patients and their families. Many patients find that there are not enough care providers, especially outside of major cities. Even when they find care, they run into other obstacles, such as waiting lists that stretch on for months or providers that don’t take insurance. …

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As futuristic as it sounds, artificial intelligence (AI) is here and it is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. AI as it applies to healthcare has less to do with robots taking over for doctors and refers instead to analytical tools like machine learning and advanced analytics. These tools can make predictions to identify potential health outcomes by assessing risk, making diagnoses, and offering more effective treatments.

AI goes hand-in-hand with big data and enables health providers and doctors to access vast data sets, and new computing power can detect and analyze trends in the data, even making predictions with life-saving outcomes…

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As a business leader, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you spend a lot of time communicating but feel that your words don’t seem to resonate with your employees? While your team members act on the most important directives, your employees just don’t seem as motivated and energized as you’d like. According to executive coach Amy Jen Su, the solution is to develop your leadership voice. Her book, The Leader You Want to Be , explains that successful leaders need to do more than just convey facts and build their presence. …

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New technologies are redefining healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the , the region has the worst healthcare in the world, accounting for nearly a quarter of all disability and death caused by disease worldwide while only accounting for 1% of global health expenditure and 3% of the world’s health workers. Access to basic medical care is difficult due to poor infrastructure, but drones, apps, and computer-controlled vending machines can help remove some structural barriers and increase access to medicine.

Drones could be used to transport blood to tackle the high mortality rate among birthing women across the continent. Roughly…

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The terms leadership and management are often used interchangeably, however, they are not synonymous. Leadership entails the ability to guide people towards a collective goal. On the other hand, management refers to the capacity to control things and situations as related to organizing and planning. Both leadership and management are important elements in the operations of a business or organization. Here are a few differences between leadership and management:

Since leaders are responsible for ensuring that goals are accomplished , a leader must have the ability to communicate and motivate followers. Additionally, they must be able to properly and effectively…

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New technologies are redefining healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the , the region has the worst healthcare in the world, accounting for nearly a quarter of all disability and death caused by disease worldwide while only accounting for 1% of global health expenditure and 3% of the world’s health workers. Access to basic medical care is difficult due to poor infrastructure, but drones, apps, and computer-controlled vending machines can help remove some structural barriers and increase access to medicine.

Drones could be used to transport blood to tackle the high mortality rate among birthing women across the continent. Roughly…

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Thanks to Amazon, our retail experience has largely shifted from brick and mortar shops to online platforms. A recent poll by Marist College and NPR shows that 76 percent of adults consistently make online purchases. Through convenience and ease of use, Amazon was able to disrupt the entire retail experience. As one of the most successful companies on the planet, Amazon is only one example of a startup that made waves in its industry when it did something new and exciting at a time that was ripe for disruption. How can you tell when your market is ready to be…

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Entrepreneurship is rewarding, but it comes with its own challenges. When you’re a leader, it can feel like everyone is depending on you as you hold numerous responsibilities, from keeping your employees happy to meeting payroll. This kind of pressure can begin to wear a person down. If you’ve ever felt burnt out, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. There is a recent mental health crisis in entrepreneurship ; in fact, a 2015 found that entrepreneurs are 50 percent more likely to suffer from mental health issues. …

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Many people desire to become competent leaders through training and experience. Possessing the vital leadership skills necessary to sustain leadership in the world today requires more than professionalism. Through constant experience, leaders have an opportunity to toughen up to become challenge-proof and capable of delivering good results in any environment. Here are some crucial aspects that will enable you to acquire leadership toughness .

Attention to instincts

As a good leader, you should be able to rely not just on what you have been taught in class but also what your instincts tell you. Being instinctive ensures that you can…

Laizer Kornwasser

Based in New York, Laizer Kornwasser is the President & COO of CareCentrix and a professor at Yeshiva University. Learn more @ http://laizerkornwasser.com/.

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