Leadership Development

Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

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September 1, 2016
Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

As leaders and organizations seek strategies to attract and retain top talent, many overlook one of the most basic and easily executed strategies—employee recognition.  Shockingly, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days according to a recentGallup...
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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

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August 26, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here are...
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Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

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August 19, 2016
Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

When Gallup asked employees who were considering a career change or had recently switched employers to rate particular factors that influenced their decisions, the results were a bit surprising.  Most employers assume that the primary motivator for a career change is increased income, however as the results show, other factors are more important.  According...
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Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

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August 4, 2016
Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

Do you wish you felt more confident when speaking one-on-one or to a large group of people? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the Wall Street journal, public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Graduates of the Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success report that they...
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Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

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July 15, 2016
Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

Despite dozens of deranged cruise ship stories—from crashing into a giant rock to dozens of onboard illnesses, millions of Americans continue to cruise.  In fact, the number of passengers carried by the cruise industry has grown year-on-year and is expected to exceed 24 million in 2018.  If you’ve cruised before, you most likely have experienced...
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Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

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July 8, 2016
Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

Who is your all-time favorite teacher?  Most likely, it was someone who took a sincere interest in you and cared deeply about you.  This mentor understood your goals and dreams, and did everything possible to help you attain them.  You probably still remember his or her wise adages which you apply in your current...
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4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

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July 1, 2016
4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

The rise of technology and Internet access have forced massive change in the workplace. But perhaps it’s the Millennial worker that has caused the most tension in the workplace. The generational divide at work has never been deeper and more daunting than it is today. Here are today’s most relevant challenges with engaging a...
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Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace

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June 3, 2016
Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace

Millennials (born between 1980 and 1996) in the U.S. are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.  As the estimated 2.8 million millennials graduate from college this month with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, many will it difficult to land fulfilling jobs.  Consider these facts according to Gallup’s latest report,...
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Columbus Shines with Startup Spirit and Success

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May 20, 2016
Columbus Shines with Startup Spirit and Success

As reported in this month’s issue of ColumbusCEO.com, there is an ‘infectious startup spirit’ making its way through Columbus.  Startup Storytellers is an annual event created by Civic Hacks in which successful entrepreneurs share compelling stories to plant entrepreneurial seeds and demonstrate how they overcame obstacles when launching their businesses.  This year, the Startup...
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6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

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May 16, 2016
6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

Where there are unmotivated Millennial employees you will find uninspired leaders who lead teams of anxious, job-hop-in-a-heartbeat Millennials. For the leaders eager to spark change and energy into their organizations there are specific Millennial motivators that can be leveraged to ignite Millennial hustle and extend Millennial retention. 1) Innovation 78% of Millennials were strongly...
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