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  • 10 Tips for Reducing Employee Stress in the New Year [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | January 18, 2017

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    With the holiday season over, we are all likely experiencing some stress while we try to ramp up for the new year, and manage our backlog of work and our endless stream of emails. This might be a good time to think about what we can do to reduce employee stress…. Read More»


  • Five Influences Trump Will Have on the Employee Experience

    Written by: Matthew Wride | January 17, 2017

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    Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is for sure with a Trump Presidency: change will happen. Over the past few years, we have proclaimed that we have entered the “Age of the Employee.” Employees have more power and options than ever before. It may be that the Trump Administration will implement efforts to turn the tide in favor of the employer…. Read More»


  • How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Longtime Employees

    Written by: Zeynep Ilgaz | January 12, 2017

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    You and your longtime employees have gone through a lot together. You’ve developed a special bond as the company evolved, and you might even hang out together on the weekends. What if one of these individuals began underperforming or acting dishonestly? Would you feel uncomfortable confronting him or her about it? As evidenced by Wells Fargo’s recent scandal, company leaders of all types struggle to address this scenario. In fact, more than one-third of managers admit to shrinking away from giving direct feedback to employees when they anticipate a negative reaction. … Read More»


  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders – Part Two

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | January 11, 2017

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    In this series, I want us to take a look at the obstacles to raising up leaders, and how we can overcome them. We’ll also include some practical ways you can coach and inspire future leaders. … Read More»


  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders – Part One

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | January 4, 2017

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    If you Google any derivative of “raising up leaders,” you will discover the first several pages of search results are from faith-based organizations, not business publications. If business rises and falls on the shoulders of its leaders, shouldn’t the business world be just as concerned about developing future leaders?… Read More»


  • 6 Ways Managers Can Engage and Retain New Hires

    Written by: Charles Rogel | January 3, 2017

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    Starting a job is an exciting and scary moment for new hires. The first 90 days of employment are a critical time when they develop lasting opinions about their workplace that will affect their future performance. When handled well, the onboarding experience sets up an employee for success that will pay strong dividends to the company…. Read More»


  • 10 Tools to Pump Up Workplace Productivity in the New Year

    Written by: Mary Walton | December 27, 2016

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    Business owners are always looking for ways to improve workplace productivity in their offices. Can work get done better, faster, or smarter? You may not realize it, but your employees are probably thinking the same way. Here are ten tools geared for a global audience they can use to improve performance and work smarter.
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  • Trust Issues: What Happens When You Trust Your Customers

    Written by: Chip Bell | December 22, 2016

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    It is hard to have a positive relationship with someone you don’t trust. When you don’t trust someone, it’s hard to believe they have your best interests at heart. Without trust, there can be no true partnership. The thing most of us don’t realize is that trust issues affect more than just our personal lives, they impact our business relationships as well…. Read More»


  • Gender Bias: The Trap of the Bossy Leader [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | December 12, 2016

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    The issue of gender parity in leadership roles has received a lot of attention from the business community in recent years. Progress is being made as more and more companies fill executive positions with qualified female candidates. What is often overlooked, however, is the very real gender bias faced by women who already serve in leadership roles. Many female leaders are trapped by the perception that they have to behave in accordance with traditional male stereotypes in order to be effective, but the truth is that most of the traits traditionally exhibited by each gender are seen as equally effective…. Read More»


  • This Is What Truly Exceptional Leadership Is All About

    Written by: Chris R. Stricklin | December 8, 2016

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    The quest to define exceptional leadership obsesses many people, and the definitions vary not only in content, but in context. I have sipped many cups of coffee and ran countless miles pondering this complex topic. And like many, I have devoted my life and profession to understanding the elusive concept of leadership. It was in […] Read moreRead More»


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