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Presentation skills

19 Effective Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

By | Posted Oct 18, 2017

In today’s marketplace, organizations depend on people to have the presentation skills needed to share their ideas. Whether a presentation […]

Positive corporate culture

Center a Lasting Corporate Culture Around Positive Core Values

By | Posted Oct 13, 2017

Business leaders may think that a great corporate culture is more of a nice-to-have than a must-have. But Howard Behar, former president […]

Attracting and recruiting talent

Are You Attracting and Retaining Talent as a Leader?

By | Posted Oct 6, 2017

Put two managers serving in a similar role side by side, and you may see that one has a low […]

Feedback versus criticism

Hold the Constructive Criticism, Improve Your Feedback Skills

By | Posted Oct 3, 2017

Some executives use the term constructive criticism in place of the word feedback, but the reality is that criticism is […]

Effective leadership communication

Communication Dos and Don’ts to Increase Your Effectiveness

By | Posted Sep 29, 2017

Team leaders need to make the most of their communications with employees, managers, and customers. Whether you are talking privately, […]

Social skills at work

Build Your Personal Brand in the Workplace with Social Skills

By | Posted Sep 22, 2017

Are your social skills helping you to advance your career? This is an important question to consider as you seek […]

High-potential talent

HR Leaders Define the Characteristics of High-Potential Talent

By | Posted Sep 19, 2017

What is the number one characteristic you look for when identifying high-potential talent? Eighty HR professionals answered this question during […]

Employee ideas

Management Self-Test: Are You Receptive to Employees’ Ideas?

By | Posted Sep 15, 2017

In an ever-changing business environment, managers need to generate ideas from employees on how to meet customers’ needs, achieve the team’s […]

Creating a vision

The Visionary Leader: Creating a Vision to Get Past the Fog

By | Posted Sep 13, 2017

In a global environment that often seems chaotic, business leaders may easily feel like they are stuck in a fog. […]

Complex decisions

Avoid Mental Mistakes When Making Complex Decisions

By | Posted Aug 4, 2017

Why do most people find it difficult to make complex decisions? One obstacle is that a lifetime of decision making […]

Passin brands

Passion Brands: Turning Customers into Evangelists

By | Posted Jul 18, 2017

How can a company turn customers into evangelists for the brand? It must fight “friction” in ways that improve customers’ […]

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions: Meeting the Demands of a Fast-Paced Marketplace

By | Posted Jul 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

In a fast-changing environment, mergers and acquisitions are a strategic tool that allows companies to respond to customer demands. Today’s […]

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