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  • 3 Reasons Why It’s Not Your People Skills That Are Lacking

    Written by: Rebel Brown | December 19, 2014

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    We’re not lacking in people skills. We’re lacking in the understanding of what really makes individuals tick.

    The knowledge of our human minds is increasing everyday, by leaps and bounds. We can use this knowledge to adapt our own leadership behaviors.

    We can learn to fuel employee performance, lead effective change, drive increased job satisfaction and become the influential leaders we all strive to be…. Read More»


  • Give Priceless Holiday Gifts to Staff for Free

    Written by: Dr. Ellen Weber | December 18, 2014

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    Precious gems that leave staff feeling valued, also make work a fun a place to be. Few can afford priceless gifts for everybody at work, yet everybody can ring in holidays at work with lasting takeaways in bright packages. To create holiday extras that others will find festive—yet you can afford—consider the brainy benefits within […] Read moreRead More»


  • Why Employee Engagement is Dead

    Written by: Arnaud Henneville | December 17, 2014

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    With the advancement of technology, with the new demographics (GenYers for example who are slowly taking over the organization) the meaning of Work has changed – and with it ‘Employment Engagement’ as it is so narrowly measured today has ceased to be valid. … Read More»


  • 5 Ways To Ditch Top-Down Recognition For A More Personal Approach

    Written by: Raphael Crawford-Marks | December 16, 2014

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    CEOs define success in terms of revenue and money. Knowing that, VPs focus on numbers and justifying decisions. Managers worry about costs while trying to make sure the team is strong enough to accomplish goals. Supervisors want to make sure the team performs well, and so on.

    The typical top-down recognition needs to change, and in its place should be a more timely, peer-to-peer recognition program…. Read More»


  • The Social CEO Infographic

    Written by: Mark Babbitt | December 12, 2014

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    According to a study by Weber Shandwick, the large majority of Fortune 500 CEOs know that being active in social media helps them build the company brand, make connections with employees and customers, and appear more approachable…. Read More»


  • 5 Practices of Values-Based Leaders

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | December 11, 2014

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    For values to have meaning and impact, they need to shape your beliefs and behaviors. They are your origins. Whether at home or at work, your personal values don’t change. They are woven into your being. They shape how you make sense of the world. But be mindful of biases that trick you to believe and act in ways that lead you astray from what you stand for…. Read More»


  • 6 Leadership Insights from Marathons

    Written by: Chris R. Stricklin | December 10, 2014

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    Life goals. They are what drive us. They are the measure by which we evaluate our success and the lens through which we determine our satisfaction. Like many, I have both professional life goals and personal ones. The goal we will discuss here involved completing what is seen as one of the greatest feats of […] Read moreRead More»


  • The Paradox of Pursuing Trust

    Written by: David Penglase | December 9, 2014

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    Trust is the foundation on which most (admittedly, not all) relationships are built and maintained.

    In business, a wide range of research validates that trust is also a powerful driver for competitive advantage and for most organizational success measures. However, before you rally the troops to form a circle of trust, a warning in this post to get clear on the Paradox of Pursuing Trust, because without an understanding of this fragile paradox, you may just receive the reverse of that which you intend…. Read More»


  • The Problem with Being Authentic

    Written by: Achim Nowak | December 8, 2014

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    It has become the most overused leadership cliché of the past decade or so. Mind you, I am in favor of not being inauthentic. But you and I can authentically be many things. Which authentic self will you bring?… Read More»


  • Why You Need to Give to Succeed

    Written by: Jon Mertz | December 7, 2014

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    For a brand – product or personal – to be successful, the concept of giving needs to be blended in. Giving enables a brand to be a lot less self-centered and become much more aligned to a larger purpose. Differentiated skills and talents are important, but personal branding will be strengthen more in what and how you give…. Read More»


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