Archive for the ‘Leadership Blog’ Category

The Managers Oracle

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Mark Schwartz, Author of The Managers Oracle shares with us the following excerpt from his book… Always Issue Clear Instructions Here’s a key question: Why in the world would you want to risk failure when you can virtually ensure success by taking just a moment to give out very clear instructions? Almost without exception, every boss who has ever handed down an order has, at one time or another, also been guilty of dispensing poor… Read More

The Economics of Happiness

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Is it just me or is everyone talking about happiness these days? The January/February issue of Harvard Business Review has a 4-article section on “the happiness factor,” my minister has launched a 12 month “pursuit of happiness” series and then of course there’s Gretchen Rubin’s best seller “The Happiness Project.”  Of course, with the terrible shape of our economy, and global turmoil one might speculate that concern about whether or not our employees are happy… Read More

Mission Provides Leadership Foundation

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Can you imagine a successful business without a mission? A mission gives an organization clear parameters within which it operates…parameters that serve as a guide for all business planning, marketing, as well as service and product development/delivery.  Likewise, a personal mission is essential if you want to develop and follow your own roadmap for success.  A mission-driven approach provides leaders with a solid foundation and inspiration –two key elements for becoming the type of catalyst… Read More

Leadership Survey 2011

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A special thanks to our survey partner, First Sun EAP for promoting our survey to their client companies. This survey affirms that organizations of all sizes have a heightened interest in and plans to invest more (52.2%) in leadership development.  We also found that while the demand for executive coaching and mentoring is on the rise (Sherpa 2011), companies still rely on internal training programs as their primary development methodology for equipping top talent. MOST… Read More

10 Steps to Landing Your Dream Job

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Landing your dream job and navigating the “corporate ladder” ain’t what it used to be! To be successful, we must take control of our careers and realize that it’s up to us to navigate the obstacle course and get hired. Donna Cooper, our lead career coach suggests the following steps to proactively get a leg up on the competition. Evaluate your skill set to identify your target position. Define and promote your personal brand online… Read More

Effective Employee Feedback

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As leaders, we all want our employees to fully understand that feedback is a tool we use to maximize performance and enhance job satisfaction. Therefore, it is a tool we will employ frequently and with everyone. It is important that employees become comfortable receiving feedback and in fact, expect it! When employees anticipate feedback as the general rule rather than the exception, they are less likely to feel intimidated by it and of course, are… Read More

Resource: Role-Based Assessment

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I’m pleased to share a resource with you from The Gabriel Institute. Dr. Janice Presser and her colleagues have created a completely new technology for predicting how a person will behave when working with others to benefit their group, overcome a challenge, or achieve a common goal. TGI’s Role-Based Assessment (RBA) measures team-related behaviors that have not been addressed by any other form of assessment.  It can identify a positive, constructive orientation to team collaboration,… Read More