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Business Relationships: With A Slim Margin of Error, Why Take Chances?

By | Posted Nov 4, 2016 | 3 Comments

Leadership and management books are usually about strengthening the solid lines in complex organization charts. However, sometimes the best approach is not complex, but really simple and straightforward. Yet this simplicity can be very profound.

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Get Ready! The New Overtime Rules For Salaried Employees

By | Posted Nov 3, 2016

New overtime rules are about to go into effect. Some of your salaried employees will become hourly, like it or not. So how should you go about explaining it to them?

Generation Z

Generation Z Is Here: Is Your Business Ready For The Future?

By | Posted Nov 2, 2016

Generation Z employees are motivated by opportunities for advancement, money and meaningful work. They expect their managers to listen to their opinions and include them in meetings—and at the table, not on the sidelines.

leadership qualities

The Best Leadership Qualities Are Also The Rarest

By | Posted Nov 1, 2016

What are the best leadership qualities? Watch as Les McKeown, president of Predictable Success, explains why good leaders are those who help everyone reach their goals—without thinking of themselves as heroes.

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Survey Says… Employers See Value In Paying For Staff Training

By | Posted Oct 28, 2016 | 6 Comments

Kathleen Downs, Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Finance and Accounting, explains how today’s employers—and employees—should approach the concept of companies paying for staff training.

managerial roles

Managerial Roles And Mindsets: Can Anyone Juggle Them All?

By | Posted Oct 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

Managers are people, not superheroes. But when they’re at least somewhat familiar with the 5 main managerial mindsets, they can more easily recognize which skills are needed, and appropriately switch between them.

lies on LinkedIn profiles

Reduce Your Risk: 3 Tips To Spot Lies On LinkedIn Profiles

By | Posted Oct 24, 2016

There are generally enough untruths on many people’s résumés, but lies on LinkedIn profiles are worse. Here are some rules of engagement when employing these profiles in your recruitment processes.

goal setting

Goal Setting Is Still The Most Effective Way To Manage Performance

By | Posted Oct 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

The more things change, the more one thing has remained the same. Goal setting (based on mutually agreed-upon goals) is still one of the most effective tools in the manager’s toolbox for managing performance.

being honest with co-workers

Being Honest With Co-Workers — Without Being A Jerk

By | Posted Oct 20, 2016

Watch as Kim Scott, former Google director and author of Radical Candor, explains how to “personalize” your approach to talking with colleagues, leading to more productive interactions.

managing introverts

Managing Introverts: 5 Ways To Get It Right

By | Posted Oct 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Chances are you have at least a couple of introverts on your team. The first step to managing introverts is understanding that their introversion is not a defect or fault—they merely derive their energy from a different source.

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Lower Workplace Stress: How To Relax, Be Present, And Lead

By | Posted Oct 18, 2016

The most effective leaders are those who practice mindfulness to get the most out of themselves, and their people. Cathy Rose Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough, describes how she stays composed, beats workplace stress, and improves performance.

strategy and culture

Fuse Strategy And Culture For People-First Leadership

By | Posted Oct 17, 2016

In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.

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