Leadership Development

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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Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

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April 20, 2016
Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

Do you ever struggle to control your negative emotions when encountering conflict with a co-worker, friend or even your boss?  Often times, people lash out or engage in an unproductive round of sparring which proves fruitless and may even destroy the relationship.  Effectively managing conflict requires emotional intelligence and the following steps to maintain...
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Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

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April 6, 2016
Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

The heat was on in Houston on Monday as Villanova played their very best and beat North Carolina to claim their second national championship in the school’s history.  What does it take to consistently win during a grueling three-week period and be crowned NCAA Tournament champions?  Here are the three keys to Villanova’s victory....
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

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March 23, 2016
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line.  A...
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Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 16, 2016
Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

Of the 68 teams who made this year’s NCAA tournament, which ones will be matched at the championship game on April 4th at NRG Stadium in Houston?  Your guess is as good as mine.  What we know for certain is that whether in sports or business, there is no greater indicator of success than...
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Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

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February 18, 2016
Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

The greatest talent challenge currently facing the world’s employers is engaging the Millennial generation. Businesses run the risk of losing a large percentage of their workforces if they do not adjust to nurture loyalty among Millennials. In Deloitte’s recent 2016 Millennial Survey, they collected the views of nearly 7,700 Millennials representing 29 countries around...
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Show Some Love—Make Mentoring More Meaningful

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February 5, 2016
Show Some Love—Make Mentoring More Meaningful

If you’ve had the privilege of being supported by an amazing mentor, what was it about this person that made such an impact?  Perhaps their guidance enabled you to set and achieve goals much more quickly than had you tried without their wisdom. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and in the spirit of...
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Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

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January 21, 2016
Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

There is a distinct difference between micromanaging and being involved in your employees’ work lives.  A survey published in the book My Way or the Highway showed that 79% of respondents had experienced micromanagement.  Worse yet, 69% considered changing jobs because of being micromanaged.  Determine if you are a micromanager by posing the following questions which...
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