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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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    March 24, 2013

    Emotional Intelligence for the New Leader

    Using Emotional Intelligence to Manage Criticism: 4 Actions You Can Take

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting The concept of Emotional Intelligence was popularized in 1996 by author Daniel Goleman in his bestselling book entitled Emotional Intelligence.  Through both brain and behavioral research, Goleman makes the case that rather than IQ or technical skills, Emotional Intelligence is a better predictor for success especially in leadership.  What does that mean for you?  It means that how you approach life and handle...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on March 24, 2013

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    March 17, 2013

    Curiosity: Asking the Right Questions to Motivate, Manage & Lead

    If you have all the answers, new ideas & creative solutions may get lost.

    By Claire Laughlin, Consultant & Trainer, Leadership 4 Design Don’t you love the feeling of being curious? I associate it with awe, wonder, interest and spark. Imagine a company culture where this feeling exists at all levels, what a great tool to motivate, manage & lead employees. Unfortunately, as we develop our expertise and take on greater levels of responsibility, we often lose the natural instinct or ‘desire to know and learn’. There are three steps you can practice to...Continue reading

    By Claire LaughlinPosted in Communication Skills on March 17, 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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    March 6, 2013

    4 Steps to Effective Strategic Planning & Implementation

    Learn to “Charter” Strategic Initiatives, Manage Accountability & Achieve Results

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC Most companies schedule their management retreat to develop and establish the strategic direction for the remainder of the year, as well as a 3-5 year outlook. The process, although it can contribute to team building by “getting away” from the daily grind, frequently does not result in strategy. That’s because what starts as a noble intention or cause ends with little to no accountability, letting...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 6, 2013

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    March 4, 2013

    Overcoming Disconnect Between Middle & Upper Management

    Is your management team preventing growth or are they a competitive advantage?

    Two common themes exist in most organizations.  “Upper Management is too distant.”  “Middle Management is too independent.”  Essentially they are saying the same thing right?  There is disconnect between management levels that causes animosity, poor moral, and an inability to get things done efficiently & effectively.  Now, I could write this article about how to overcome disconnect by dealing with the problems, but I’m sure you can read about that...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 4, 2013

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    February 24, 2013

    Top 3 Ways To Improve Profits Without Increasing Revenue

    Are Cost Cuts & Efficiency Gains the Same Thing? Where Should You Focus?

    There is a lot of debate these days about the value or damage arbitrary cost cutting can bring to an organization.  The reality is that many businesses are faced with this decision due to rising costs and decreased revenues.  So what is the best way to create a rebalancing of your business that allows you to grow, while surviving in today’s market?   The answer is not simply stated, but it can be simply mastered by leadership that educates and sets the parameters for efficiency...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on February 24, 2013

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    February 19, 2013

    Skills to be a Manager: Lead Through Trust, NOT Control

    Do you lead through power or allow your team to rise to the test?

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting “The times they are a changin’” Bob Dylan  Years ago, managers and leaders got work done through power, control, and competition.  Markets were smaller, not global.  Information was scarce, not at your fingertips.  And the main way to react was in person, no email or web meetings.  Back then, skills to be a manager were implied by the title they held, not by their ability to motivate...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on February 19, 2013

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