Leadership Development

Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

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July 2, 2018
Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

We hear a lot about the best places to work, for example, Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work For list. Employers to avoid, on the other hand, are usually uncovered based on former and current employee reviews on career sites or in our social circles. Perhaps you’ve had a feeling that something just isn’t right at work,...
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Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

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June 5, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

Today’s business leaders concur that soft skills are critical to fostering employee retention and creating a meaningful workplace culture, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Unlike hard skills which are gained through education, certification, on-the-job training, etc., soft skills are interpersonal such as communication skills, adaptability and the ability to manage...
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Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

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May 1, 2018
Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

Soft skills are represented by a cluster of productive personality traits including leadership, self-awareness, communication skills and emotional intelligence. While all are important ingredients for professional success, EQ, or emotional intelligence is the focus of this article. Essentially, while IQ or a person’s intellectual ability to manage ideas, knowledge and thoughts may get their foot in the door,...
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Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

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April 24, 2018
Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

Both successful and unsuccessful people have 24 hours each day, however how those hours are optimized is the key differentiator. Here are three ways to accomplish more in less time. Set daily and startup activities. As author Charles Duhigg explains in his book, The Power of Habit, following routines increases productivity levels. Regardless of your role or rank,...
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Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

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April 17, 2018
Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22nd and an ideal time to engage employees in a teambuilding activity. If your organization doesn’t have anything formal planned, don’t fret. Even simple activities can connect and energize employees. Celebrating Earth Day not only benefits the planet, it’s good for employees too. Here are five ways to engage employees...
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Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

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April 9, 2018
Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

Multiple studies have shown that employees are more likely to jump ship when they lack a strong, positive relationship with their managers. Here are four common ways leaders often fail which can cause employees to jump ship. Micromanaging employees. Employees are initially hired based on their work experience and skills, yet many managers micromanage their...
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Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

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March 13, 2018
Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

The old adage, ‘Nice guys finish last,’ isn’t always true. If we could classify every single ‘giver’ and ‘taker,’ and study their career paths over time, we would witness that nice, compassionate people really do finish first. Here are three reasons why. ‘Givers’ tend to be more influential. As opposed to ‘takers,’ ‘givers’ in leadership...
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Every Day Should Be National Employee Appreciation Day

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March 6, 2018
Every Day Should Be National Employee Appreciation Day

Each first Friday in March is Employee Appreciation Day. While not all companies observe it, some reserve it as an official day on which to honor and celebrate their employees. Whether on the official day or any other, here are four reasons to show employees appreciation. Appreciation matters as much as money to some...
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What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

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February 27, 2018
What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

Open any book on the topic of prosperity, and you’ll find that the only way to generate abundance is to remove anything you don’t want in your life to make room for what you do want. Referred to as the ‘Law of Vacuum,’ many apply this to their lives by ceasing any negative thinking, attitudes or beliefs that...
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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Get a Promotion

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February 20, 2018
Four Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Get a Promotion

As if there aren’t enough sources of stress at work, why is asking for a promotion perhaps the most stressful experience? “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive...
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