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By Andy Franco Dec 22 2014

5 Higher Learning Solutions to Shape Our Future Leaders

Higher education is facing a variety of challenges in this day and age, and building tomorrow's leaders is becoming more and more difficult. Opportunities for learning are unevenly distributed, with the chances of reaching college by 18 being 86 percent for +$75,000-income families but 10 percent fo...
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By Jim Taggart Dec 21 2014

Know Fear as a Leader

To say that the workplace has changed a lot in the past decade, with more changes imminent, should not come as a surprise to most people. It’s almost become a trite statement to talk about the rapid changes that organizations have undergone. People – managers and staff – know this. They live it ever...
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By Vasiliy Smetanin Dec 17 2014

IMPROVING YOUR MANAGEMENT SKILL-SET: 5 BEST WAYS OF KEEPING YOUR TEAM MOTIVATED

People have always been the main resource of each company. To achieve the desired result you need to know how to motivate your team effectively. Inspiring supervisory style helps to create and maintain the spirit of enthusiasm among workers. The process of team motivating can be compared to creating...
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By Colin Scowen Dec 16 2014

Evaluating Leadership Development

So, here's a situation. You've started a leadership development group. people are involved, they're moving through the group, and moving out.Question is: Someone (assume it's anyone you like really, could be a key stakeholder who wants to know they have helped something worthwhile, could be a curiou...
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By Amelia Ranta Dec 16 2014

Focus on Leadership and Automate Your Business

As a business owner, you might find it overwhelming to be the effective boss you want to be, to manage everything and to organize your team towards achieving your business objectives. Every business owner has this issue. To fix it, automate your business. This is the process of organizing yourself (...
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By Phil Dourado Dec 15 2014

Don't forget to look back

"When I want to understand what is happening today to try to decide what will happen tomorrow I look back." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr Kevin Eikenberry's blog post on reflection got me, well, reflecting. It might seem funny to learn how to learn, but it is the most fundamental lesson. It's that old...
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By Jim Taggart Dec 14 2014

The Elusiveness of Leadership

When your correspondent entered the leadership field in the early nineties, not long after starting work as a middle manager, the economy was rebounding from a recession and a new buzz around leadership was emerging. Fueled by the writings of a growing cast of respected thinkers, this buzz not only...
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By Andy Franco Dec 12 2014

Book review: The Art of Client Service

In the business world, I feel it’s important to be extremely versatile and always lead by example. Not only can these mantras help with job security but they also assist in understanding and adopting best practices for you and your colleagues no matter what industry you're in. Recently, I was handed...
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By Amelia Ranta Dec 11 2014

Following in Order to Lead

Leadership invokes visions of hierarchy. In reality, it requires qualities that go beyond just holding power. Many organizations emphasize authority without also introducing qualities like empathy, understanding, and adaptation. These are proving to hold greater importance for companies who wish to...
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By Jim Taggart Dec 7 2014

Should Work-Life Integration Replace Work-Life Balance?

People have a love for fads, whether it was the Hula Hoop in the late fifties, the big hair bands of the 80s or the moon shoes of the nineties. When it comes to workplace issues, we become enthralled with new ideas which often get blindly adopted without first thinking through the implications. Work...