Leadership Development

How to Adapt Your Leadership for Millennials

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June 22, 2017
How to Adapt Your Leadership for Millennials

Tweet There may not be an industry that is plagued with more generational chasms and clashing than in professional sports. Specifically for the National Football League, every year new and eager Millennial rookies join teams with established cultures, playbooks, veteran players, and seasoned coaches who are separated by 1-2 generations. When Jim Tomsula was...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

Tweet The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

Tweet By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you...
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The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

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April 26, 2017
The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

Tweet Stellar leaders easily compel team members to their way of thinking; align them towards organizational goals and inspire them to develop talents that they often never realize they have.  They are keen decision makers who trust their gut.  Sometimes, the same skills and intuition that led them to their leadership position can backfire...
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National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

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April 7, 2017
National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

Tweet The entire month of April is dedicated to honoring all of our communities’ volunteers and encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  Whether your current employer has a volunteer program or not, here are four reasons to consider lending a hand.  Experience the ‘Happiness Effect.’  The conclusion of the London School of Economics study of...
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Fortune’s Top Workplace List—Four Dale Carnegie Principles at Work

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March 24, 2017
Fortune’s Top Workplace List—Four Dale Carnegie Principles at Work

Tweet It’s common for people to contemplate what their dream job would be, but how about the workplace of their dreams?  Most likely benefits such as great health care; tuition reimbursement; the option to work a flexible schedule, and perks like gourmet coffee would top their lists.  Every year, Fortune evaluates more than 1,000...
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Three Tips to Prevent Employees from Jumping Ship

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March 7, 2017
Three Tips to Prevent Employees from Jumping Ship

Tweet According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, the U.S. currently has a high number of job openings.  Record numbers of employees are contemplating jumping ship to embark on those opportunities.  Consider these facts: Just over half of employees (51%) say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for...
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Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

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December 7, 2016
Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

Tweet With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many employees wonder if it really, ‘tis the season to be jolly. While businesses are focused on fulfilling customers’ needs in an effort to grow their share of holiday consumer spending, many managers fall short on recognizing the employees who actually provide...
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Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

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November 18, 2016
Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

Tweet It’s common for businesses to show customer and employee appreciation during the holidays, however some organizations are differentiating themselves by weaving such efforts into their daily and weekly plans.  This approach to appreciation is benefitting their bottom line and more.  Here are three reasons to give gratitude all year long. Showing appreciation increases...
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Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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November 9, 2016
Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Communicating constructive criticism in an effective manner that benefits both parties can be downright challenging.  This is especially true when providing feedback to peers in the workplace which is a growing trend. Peer-to-peer feedback regarding an employee’s strengths and weaknesses offers insights into their performance beyond the top-down reviews given by their supervisors. Here...
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