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  • Fostering Success in the Workplace

    Written by: Lisa Shelley | January 27, 2015

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    Your employees not only want to succeed, they need to feel successful.

    Contrary to the premise behind many traditional management approaches, people want to contribute – we all have a basic need to be productive and succeed. Your job as a leader is not to coerce your people to get the work done; rather it is to create an environment that supports their success…. Read More»


  • Seven Steps that Lead to More Effective Leaders

    Written by: Jim Haudan | January 26, 2015

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    In today’s world, these things are not merely nice to have, they’re must haves for strategy and execution success. Because your company is only going to execute as fast or slow as your leaders’ ability to adapt to change in the marketplace and to engage their teams in the business. These seven steps are critical for leadership effectiveness…. Read More»


  • How 14 Successful Entrepreneurs Discovered Their Life Purpose

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | January 25, 2015

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    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how Millennial Entrepreneurs found their purposes in life. Here are their responses.   Q: How did you discover your purpose in life, and how do you integrate that into your current organization? 1. Having Backstage Access from an Early Age My first job was at a radio station […] Read moreRead More»


  • 5 Tips to Turn Your Job into What You Want

    Written by: Nigel Purse | January 23, 2015

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    New year, new job? If the thought of going back to work is filling you with dread, you might already be thinking about moving on to something new. But what if the job you want might actually be the one you’ve already got – and it just needs some tweaking?

    Research by The Oxford Group suggests that making small changes to how we work can actually reap rewards. Here are their top five tips to turning the job you’ve got into the job you want…… Read More»


  • 5 Proven Ways on How to Lead in the Fast Lane

    Written by: Kristof De Wulf | January 22, 2015

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    People have a hard time assessing the true impact of exponential versus linear change. It explains why most organizations, governments and leaders face huge difficulties adjusting to the increasing speed, not knowing how to adapt to ever more new and unforeseen events. Here are 5 proven ways on how to lead in the fast lane…. Read More»


  • How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that Matter

    Written by: Jon Mertz | January 21, 2015

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    When principle is placed first, however, our leadership changes dramatically. Leading on principle first solves many problems and produces clarity in how to build organizational cultures…. Read More»


  • Why The New Social Marketing Is About Generosity 

    Written by: Gregg Schwartz | January 20, 2015

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    Too often in marketing, we talk in terms of “getting:” getting customers to buy, getting people to click, getting people to convert, getting more followers on Twitter, getting bigger market share, etc. But the truth is, in today’s business climate, the best marketers stand out from the competition not by how much they “get,” but by how much they “give.”… Read More»


  • Lessons in Learning to Linger

    Written by: John E. Michel | January 19, 2015

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    I have long pondered the importance of slowing down, of pausing long enough to reflect on what a particular situation or circumstance could teach me. The problem is, I have not been very successful in actually doing something to periodically interrupt the ever-present pull to hurry along, to get busy pursuing the next thing on my ‘to-do’ list…. Read More»


  • Employees Want Better Communication and Collaboration

    Written by: Sean O'Brien | January 18, 2015

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    The traditional idea of “teams” at work has been threatened by evolutions in workstyles and technologies. As increasing numbers of employees are flexible, mobile and globally dispersed, in-office team dynamics that are so crucial to morale and productivity must adapt or risk extinction…. Read More»


  • Why Every Part of Your Company Should Be Focused on Giving

    Written by: Rob Bellenfant | January 16, 2015

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    A company’s culture is one of its most valued assets. That’s why it’s essential that leaders commit to defining and developing it as they expand. I believe a focus on giving is a fundamental element of successful companies. Encouraging your team to base all of its decisions around how they can help others will always benefit the three groups that have the greatest impact on a company’s success: colleagues, customers, and community…. Read More»


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