Leadership Development

Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

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February 19, 2016
Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

Tweet The greatest talent challenge currently facing the world’s employers is engaging the Millennial generation. Businesses run the risk of losing a large percentage of their workforces if they do not adjust to nurture loyalty among Millennials. In Deloitte’s recent 2016 Millennial Survey, they collected the views of nearly 7,700 Millennials representing 29 countries around...
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Show Some Love — Make Mentoring More Meaningful

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February 5, 2016
Show Some Love — Make Mentoring More Meaningful

Tweet If you’ve had the privilege of being supported by an amazing mentor, what was it about this person that made such an impact?  Perhaps their guidance enabled you to set and achieve goals much more quickly than had you tried without their wisdom. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and in the spirit of...
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Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

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January 22, 2016
Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

Tweet There is a distinct difference between micromanaging and being involved in your employees’ work lives.  A survey published in the book My Way or the Highway showed that 79% of respondents had experienced micromanagement.  Worse yet, 69% considered changing jobs because of being micromanaged.  Determine if you are a micromanager by posing the following questions which have...
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Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

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January 7, 2016
Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

Tweet If you are among the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions1, here are nine that will help propel your career.  If you haven’t already chosen your resolutions, consider adopting the following this year. Become an early bird.  One study cited byPsychology Today found that early birds are generally happier because they were more productive in a...
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Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

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November 21, 2015
Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

Tweet Before starting kindergarten, I reviewed the basic ways of treating people correctly with my son.  As a raving fan of Dale Carnegie, I felt it was necessary to set him up for success in his new school.  My recommendations embody many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence...
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Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

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November 12, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

Tweet ‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective. What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

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October 14, 2015
Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

Tweet Everyone fears rejection although it is inevitable.  No employee will procure the funding necessary to commence a huge project every time.  There are no sales representatives with a 100% close rate.  Executive Boards decline requests made by stakeholders every single day. Accepting that rejection, set-backs and losses are inevitable does not mean giving up or giving...
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Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

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September 23, 2015
Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

Tweet Most people agree that an innovation strategy is critical to a company’s success, however many also say that it is easier said than executed.  Of the one hundred largest companies in the U.S. a century ago, only seventeen survive today.  The rate of new product innovation in consumer goods increases exponentially year over year.  Surprisingly, 95...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

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September 4, 2015
Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

Tweet Are you quick to criticize or complain? Is your natural inclination during an argument to declare that the other person is wrong? If so, you are not alone. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s book, Hardwiring Happiness, the author explains how our brains have been wired to scan for threats, ultimately fixating on negative experiences....
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Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

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August 17, 2015
Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

Tweet The ability to delegate effectively is paramount to a leader’s success. Although many people assume delegating to others ultimately wastes time, it is necessary for employees to grow in their roles. Others fear losing control of a project, however this will not occur when delegating correctly. Here are five steps to delegate effectively....
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