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    June 9, 2013

    7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

    Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. Your brain is not designed to hold ideas, your brain is designed to have ideas.” – Robert Allen, ‘Getting Things Done”   Because you are paid to think, to prioritize, to make the right decisions quickly … if you are a senior manager, your brain is your greatest asset.  Especially if you want avoid burning up or burning out in your career.    An...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Professional Development on June 9, 2013

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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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    May 16, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Low Standards, Poor Leadership & Job Loss

    Downsizing: Lessons Learned for Leadership & HR Professionals

    By Joseph Skursky, President of Market Leader Solutions Some time ago my company had a project that was not fun or rewarding for anyone – a massive reduction in force. Literally thousands of lives were affected by the outcome, and in it, there were some clear lessons to be learned for leadership and HR responsibilities.   The mission was to identify the top 25%-30% of the workforce that should be retained. Everyone in the company completed a psychometric assessment so that the results...Continue reading

    By Joseph SkurskyPosted in Human Resources on May 16, 2013

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    May 5, 2013

    Managing Risk Through Effective Project Management

    The Service Industry’s Approach to Managing Risk

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC Over the past 20 plus years of working with clients in multiple industries, a common concern at the executive level repeatedly finds its way into discussions. How do we manage risk while striving to push our organization to maximize its performance and at the same time assure there is no significant impact in customer service and quality? Interestingly, this is a similar question that is addressed by the investment...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on May 5, 2013

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    May 3, 2013

    Best In Class Sourcing: 5 Actions That Put Your Money to Work

    What Happened to Strategic Profit Building?

    In today’s economic environment companies must take control of how their money is being put to work.  Although many believe they are already doing this by slicing headcount, restricting or eliminating bonuses and cutting operational costs, these short term cost cutting initiatives are just that, short term.  They generate profits but often lead to damage over the medium and long term because they lack the strategic focus needed to generate real revenue growth.   The Pros & Cons...Continue reading

    By Julie BrignacPosted in Purchasing & Supply Chain on May 3, 2013

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    April 30, 2013

    3 Tips For Integrating Corporate Culture Into Developing Nations

    How does your leadership approach change from country to country?

    By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" Developing nations are just that – developing!  Similar to a child, as he or she develops, time is spent gathering information, experiencing different perspectives, receiving guidance, strengthening foundations and making choices that will provide a road to their desired future. This process is no different for developing nations.  International organizations must take all of this into consideration when they establish...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on April 30, 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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    April 25, 2013

    It’s All About The People: Advice For New Managers

    Making the mental shift from your own work to managing the work of others.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting People are the key to getting anything done within an organization.  It doesn’t matter if you make widgets or sell magic spells.  Without the people, none of it is possible. One of the biggest challenges for new managers is making the shift from ‘It’s all about the work’ to ‘It’s all about the people’.  Many new managers, if not all, struggle with this shift.  From what...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on April 25, 2013

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    April 8, 2013

    What’s Your Leadership Philosophy? Inspiration From Margaret Thatcher

    Are you limited by your past or driven by what you & your business can become?

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away this morning.  For those of you that are not familiar with this great lady, she served 11 years from 1979 to 1990 as the first and only female Prime Minister.  She won three General Elections, the longest anyone has held this post.  Last week I happened to watch the movie depicting her life, “Iron Lady,” and was inspired by her thoughts, leadership and vision for Britain during the cold war.   There was one...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on April 8, 2013

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    April 7, 2013

    5 Keys to Effective Delegation: How Leaders Assign Responsibility & Authority

    How do you rank levels of trust & authority in your team?

    By Jayne Jenkins, CEO, Churchill Leadership Group As business leaders we experience constant pressure from all sides, but our time and energy to get things done and deliver results is limited. What do we do? Delegate effectively.   Years ago as a new manager in the corporate world I suddenly found myself with twelve people reporting to me, a lot more travel and a hefty sales goal to deliver. I felt overwhelmed, sometimes incapable. Not only was I still learning how to do the job and learn...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Management on April 7, 2013

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