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    July 11, 2013

    3 Focus Strategies For First Time Managers

    New Kid on the Block: Skills for First Time Managers in New Organizations

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Sometimes the first opportunity someone gets to step in a supervisor or management role is with a new organization.  Based on your past experiences, you now have been hired to take on a new role with new people.  How do you fit in and begin to lead at the same time?   Any time an individual starts at a new company, there is a learning curve.  What is the culture all about? How do they handle this or that?...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on July 11, 2013

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    July 7, 2013

    Professional Intimacy: The Key to Being a Sustainable Leader

    New rules you need to follow to be a respected female…or male leader.

    By Christina Haxton, MA LMFT Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. The words you choose as a leader, or in any position of influence, shape the identity of others and as a result their decisions and actions. Successful business owners and senior managers are able to communicate in a way that is authentic and inspiring, not only shaping positive results, but also creating an environment where employees feel satisfied, happy and excited to come to work each...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 7, 2013

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    July 2, 2013

    A New Leadership Key Performance Indicator

    A Billion Words of Leadership – Is it time for a Leadership Checkup?

    By Joseph Skursky, President of Market Leader Solutions The commitment of leadership to principles, standards, and strategic direction cannot be overstated in terms of the critical importance they play in organizational performance. Too many leaders, however, focus on motivational talk with persuasive or even commanding language, while ignoring the most important and influential directive of all…their own actions.   A leader’s actions communicate far more than the words they...Continue reading

    By Joseph SkurskyPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 2, 2013

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    June 27, 2013

    The Mind Of An International Manager – Open or closed for business?

    Three essentials to pave the way for unity & success.

    By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" As international managers are often ‘on the move’, they can find themselves in unknown territory, affording many opportunities for open minds to show respect, understanding and empathy.  Conversely, facing unknown territory with a closed mind can communicate ignorance and arrogance, as sadly demonstrated in this video.     To pave the way for unity & success during international assignments, take care with...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on June 27, 2013

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    June 23, 2013

    Gen X-PECTATIONS: 3 Lessons for Communication Turbulence

    Understanding the expectations of those born between 1965-1980.

    By Sherri Petro, President of VPI Strategies & California Miramar University (CMU) Professor We’ve got turbulence brewing. Please take your seat and fasten your seat belts. Make sure your seat back and folding trays are in their full upright position. Generation X (born 1965-80), the first generation of latch-key kids, is taking over the leadership reins. And it’s going to be different kind of ride.  We can navigate well if we understand their expectations of communication and...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Communication Skills on June 23, 2013

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    June 16, 2013

    6 Approaches to Problem Solving For You & Your Team

    Make your team’s problem solving strategy a competitive advantage.

    Your ability to solve problems impacts success in life, as a team, and ultimately, the success of your business. That’s why it is so important to understand your strengths and weaknesses as you approach problems.  This awareness can help you gage whether or not the situation requires your skill, the skill of another team member or a combination of the two.  Effective problem solving is an opportunity to move forward, rather than mitigate a setback.  If you approach it in that light,...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on June 16, 2013

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    June 14, 2013

    Defining the Best Organizational Structure for Your Business

    A roadmap to your Target Operating Model where growth is controlled, measured and profitable.

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC Over many years of working with small to medium size businesses, particularly those looking for, or experiencing growth, a common theme has frequently emerged; one of assuring that the infrastructure of old is robust enough to match the demands of today. A misaligned organization can result in declining customer service, quality, profitability and employee satisfaction levels. It can destroy a company’s...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on June 14, 2013

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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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