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    September 2, 2013

    What Matters More: the Right Results or the Right Way?

    Use This Decision Model As A Way To Think About Your Job

    As a front-line supervisor, your job was to deliver results. You were measured by and rewarded for performance. No matter what job function you were managing, your priority was to get the job done on time, under budget and in accordance with the quality standards set.    As you ascend the career ladder, you have increasingly greater degrees of responsibility for results. Once upon a time, your accountability as a crew foreman was to make sure the 6-8 members of your crew performed. That’s...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Management on September 2, 2013

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    August 22, 2013

    Leading Through Crisis: Are You Coping Or Leading With Courage?

    5 “Pause Practices” To Help Ensure Decisions & Values Align

    Leading or Managing during times of crisis requires the ability to make tough decisions.  The question is how do you know you are making the best decisions for you and your business? It’s a falsity to think that making quick decisions under pressure is the sign of a great leader.  On the contrary, decisions we make while in crisis mode are often triggered by fear instead of sound strategy.  Stepping back and pausing under pressure a great way to ensure your decisions are sound. ...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 22, 2013

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    August 18, 2013

    7 Things Very Effective People STOP Doing

    Productivity At Work - Are You A Fast Hamster?

    Do you feel fulfilled and accomplished at the end of the day? Or are you more often frustrated over what you did not get done? When no matter how much you do still feels like you haven’t done enough, it can become overwhelming and sometimes physically exhausting, a little like a hamster on a wheel. Well, we know there is much more to you than that, however this is a common feeling shared by many business leaders.   It’s not productive and doesn't make the most of our time and...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Professional Development on August 18, 2013

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    August 11, 2013

    Leadership Presence: 3 Behaviors People Gravitate Toward

    Do You Show Up As a Leader?

    When people ask me how they can make others see them as a leader, I think of the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes. That’s the one where the vain emperor is duped into believing his clothing has been woven from the finest (invisible!) fabrics and threads. He proudly parades through town wearing these elegant new (invisible!) clothes, unaware that he is wearing absolutely nothing.   Being a leader is often misunderstood in this same way. People mistakenly believe if...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 11, 2013

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    August 9, 2013

    How True Leaders Demonstrate Unwavering Integrity

    Checklist & Action Plan for Making Decisions With Integrity

    The dictionary defines integrity as a firm adherence to a code of especially moral and ethical principles demonstrating a soundness of character and honesty. The question: are these the first words that come to mind when thinking of corporate, business or political leaders? Ken Stinson, former CEO, private equity principal and member of multiple corporate boards had the following to say at a corporate meeting several years ago,   “Real life temptations are not always so clear-cut. They more...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 9, 2013

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    August 5, 2013

    Strategic Leadership-How Strategic Are You?

    Three Key Components To Transform Strategy Into Results

    When we talk about being strategic we focus more on thinking and planning, than on leading and achieving.  The reality is that “being strategic” requires both; it’s the full transformation from dream to result.  It’s not that we forget to transform our vision, but often our approach to leading that change is not effective enough to generate our desired results.  Here is a model for strategic transformation-how to make your vision real.     Thinking &...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 5, 2013

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    July 21, 2013

    Gadgetry SOS? Two Rules in Response

    Communication Etiquette-The receiver reigns as we try to connect.

    By Sherri Petro, President of VPI Strategies & California Miramar University (CMU) Professor Hey Dick Tracy, Maxwell Smart and Inspector Gadget, I have a beef with you.  I thought all this gadgetry was supposed to help us communicate better and solve problems.  Why are we still having communication issues?  User error, you say?  It’s not the gadget itself, it’s how we use it?   Here’s the tip of our very large communication iceberg. We leverage...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Communication Skills on July 21, 2013

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    July 14, 2013

    Are You a Manager or Are You a Leader? 23 Distinctions

    Identifying the differences between what a manager does and what a leader does.

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Your job title is meant to be an indication of the role you play in your organization. Supervisor, Manager, Director, VP, GM and C-suite titles signify differing levels of responsibility and authority. Climbing the ladder usually includes a progression through titles like these.   But there’s another role that people in these jobs often adopt. It’s a role that is not bestowed by title. In fact, sometimes this role is...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 14, 2013

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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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    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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