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    June 2, 2013

    4 Essential Skills for Leaders, Managers & High Potentials

    A Must Have for Individual & Team Development

    It does not matter if you are a company President, Operations Leader, Customer Service Representative, Sales & Marketing Director or “name your title”…the need for continuous self improvement is universal.  Successful individuals make a proactive effort to continuously develop four Essential Skills to create a combined ability to:   1. Lead 2. Manage 3. Perform In Their Job 4. Communicate Effectively   This 4-pronged skillset applies to your job, no matter what...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on June 2, 2013

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    April 29, 2013

    Bridge The Gap Between Employee Needs & Employer Expectations

    Do You Lack The Tools & Resources To Do Your Job Effectively?

    From time to time we survey business professionals regarding challenges they face.  One of the most common responses is that they lack the tools & resources to do their jobs effectively.  This struggle spans all job levels and departmental functions, and most definitely impacts your own organization, possibly starting with you.  So what can you do to personally overcome this obstacle, and what can you as a manager or business leader do to proactively use this challenge as an opportunity...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on April 29, 2013

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    March 11, 2013

    Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: How to Develop Yourself & Your Team

    Do you believe emotional intelligence is a skill you can develop in others?

    Emotional Intelligence is the ability to create a balance between knowing what you don’t know and that what you do know can be improved.  It also means you have the ability to see the same knowledge and balance in others; teaching them how to be aware and create a good balance for themselves.  The ability to learn gives you authority, the ability to teach gives you power.  At the end of the day…and at the end of this article…I would like you to walk away with an...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on March 11, 2013

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    February 26, 2013

    Professional Mentoring: How Business Management Consultants Can Help

    Here are some tips to identify candidates.

    Passed over for a promotion? Unsure of how to solve a problem in your department? Choose wisely how you proceed, keeping in mind Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Self-doubt is not the answer, nor is a common tendency to "just get by”, they both get in your way of doing things differently. Don’t forget that your employer recognized your potential when he or she hired you, so you have the...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on February 26, 2013

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    February 26, 2013

    Career Mentors Can Provide Valuable Business Skills Training

    Tips for Choosing a Career Mentor

    Having a career mentor who can guide you in your field and recommend the skills and training necessary to help you succeed, is an invaluable career resource to help you prepare for future advancement. Your career mentor is a person who acts as your counselor, trainer and guide toward your desired career goal.   When Choosing a Career Mentor Consider the Following Tips: Look for a person whom you not only feel comfortable opening up to, but also has a great deal of experience in the field or...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on February 26, 2013

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    February 6, 2013

    Top 15 Leadership, Management & Team Building Retreats in the US - 2013

    Offsite Meeting Checklist & Guide to Effective Meeting Management

    Offsite meetings can provide a cost effective way to bring several benefits to your organization, and team, if you know how to take full advantage of them through choice of venue, proper planning, execution and event follow-up.  At ManagingAmericans.com we believe the right venue provides the ability to keep your group focused on creativity, teamwork & generating better business results once they return to work.  There are many beautiful, relaxing and luxurious meeting locations across the...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on February 6, 2013

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    January 29, 2013

    Effective Time Management Strategies

    A guide to making each and every day the best it can be.

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC The time management dilemma many of us face on a daily basis is that there is far too much to do and not enough time or resources to meet the demands. Having any form of personal life-not a subject for discussion. And with the economy in such turmoil and the expectation of performance equating 'do more with less'-there simply is not enough time to go around.   If this sounds all too familiar, then hopefully...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Professional Development on January 29, 2013

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    January 5, 2013

    3 Major Benefits of Cross-Functional Professional Development

    Learn to build professional relationships that make you more valuable to your company.

    Sometimes we enjoy working with others, sometimes…not so much.  Typically, our enjoyment is based on our relationships; we rely on a personal exchange in order to get along & work cohesively.  Simply put, personal exchanges are not enough. Here’s why: Business actions, simple or complex, can become personality struggles when a professional connection does not exist.  The real goal is to build professional connections.  Cross Functional Development allows you to create...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on January 5, 2013

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    January 4, 2013

    Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life - How Steve Jobs Shaped My Career Without Me Knowing

    A Great Motivator to Start Your Year

    Wow!  Like everyone else, I’ve always been impressed with his work, but never really spent time studying Steve Jobs.  That was until last night when I went online to see what kind of management videos are out there. What I found were a multitude of Steve Jobs interviews from the 1980’s through his recent death in 2011.  I watched as many of them as I could find.  He was amazing, both impressive and inspirational.  I never realized how much of an impact he had on my...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on January 4, 2013

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    December 29, 2012

    50 Resolutions That Can Positively Impact Your Career

    What will you do differently in 2013?

    As 2012 comes to an end and 2013 approaches, it is a great time to consider some resolutions that open opportunities for career growth and professional success.  Here are 50 ideas to spark actions plans for improvement.  What is it that you want to improve?  Are you doing what is necessary to get where you want to go in your career?  Now is the time…here is our first crack at a list in no particular order.  What will you do?    1.  Create a Professional...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on December 29, 2012

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