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Good leaders foster teamwork and collaboration, and build a culture where teams are encouraged to work across departments. Getty Images
How can you become a great business leader?

Effective leadership involves constant learning, agility and an open mind

February 05, 2024, 4:00 AM
Companies need to leverage the benefits that AI offers, while safeguarding human connections. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Why AI can never replace human connections

Authentic connections help businesses build relationships with customers

January 22, 2024, 4:00 AM
A non-transparent work culture can hinder employee productivity and morale. Getty Images
Five effective communication goals for a thriving office culture

Encourage active listening, share information, acknowledge employees’ efforts and incorporate well-being strategies

January 08, 2024, 4:00 AM
Hire team members who share your vision, values and drive. Photo: Alamy
Five strategies for businesses to succeed in 2024

Embrace change, build a strong team, connect with the community and stay updated to help ease challenges

December 25, 2023, 4:00 AM
Volunteers set up a light installation during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Reem Mohammed / The National
How the power of storytelling can boost sustainable goals

Corporate communications plays a pivotal role in driving employee engagement and helping environmentally conscious organisations be more competitive

December 11, 2023, 4:00 AM
Having a mentor can help entrepreneurs improve their skills and understand their shortcomings. Getty Images
Why business leaders need to reinvent themselves

Keeping a daily journal and talking to a mentor can help improve personal and professional growth

November 27, 2023, 4:38 AM
Company leaders should be open and transparent with their employees about the challenges and opportunities the organisation faces. Getty Images
How effective communication is key for employee productivity

When workers are informed about a company’s targets and the importance of their contribution, it will motivate them to excel

November 13, 2023, 4:00 AM
Employers should ensure that staff are aware of their organisation’s short-term and long-term goals. Alamy
Why engaged employees can be good for business

Studies show how staff engagement and work culture can influence innovation and productivity

October 30, 2023, 3:30 AM
Conduct a review of your business operations on a weekly and monthly basis. Assess the challenges you are facing and see how you could pivot. Getty Images
How the power of pivoting can help entrepreneurs grow their start-ups

Adaptability helps business owners to focus on core strengths

October 16, 2023, 4:00 AM
SMEs in the UAE employ more than 86 per cent of the country's private sector workforce. Getty Images
What UAE entrepreneurs need to know to become a Future 100 start-up

It's not an easy task but with the right steps, aspiring business leaders can increase their chance of success

October 02, 2023, 4:00 AM
Seeking the help of creatives will build an innovative work culture that will lead employees to excel. Getty
How creative professionals can help boost economic growth

Their out-of-the-box thinking and unique problem-solving skills can help build an innovative work culture in the region

September 18, 2023, 4:00 AM
Scheduling time to reflect and be creative can lead to more success for entrepreneurs. Getty Images
Why entrepreneurs should take time to reflect on their successes

Reviewing projects allows you to come back stronger and pursue future targets more effectively

September 04, 2023, 4:00 AM
People who wrote about a decision they had to take ended up making better decisions than those who didn’t, according to a study. Alamy
How writing makes you a better entrepreneur

It provides a fresh perspective to problems and helps reach business targets faster

August 21, 2023, 4:00 AM
Multitasking in the long run hinders productivity, prevents forming new habits and negatively impacts your health. Getty Images
Why entrepreneurs should stop multitasking

Focusing on one task at a time could be key to unleashing creativity and enhancing productivity

August 07, 2023, 4:00 AM
Overcoming rejection at the early stages of building your business can be discouraging. Getty
How rejection in business could be the push you need to succeed

Look at rejection as a learning opportunity to steer your start-up in the right direction

July 24, 2023, 4:00 AM