• 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»

  • Four Leadership Insights about Employee Motivation During the Holiday Season

    Written by: Mackenzie Kyle | December 7, 2016

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    In the case of the holiday season, a missing part of that bigger picture is frequently a perspective on how employee objectives and company objectives align. A disconnect here is almost always the root of motivation issues, and it is no different during the month of December…. Read More»

  • Business Processes: Pitfalls that Could Be Hurting Your Business

    Written by: Nick Candito | November 30, 2016

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    The impact for businesses using antiquated business process solutions or worse, no solution at all, can be multi-faceted and, ultimately, damaging to the bottom line. What are some of the specific pitfalls that inefficient or siloed business processes can cause? Here are a few that plague companies across nearly every industry…. Read More»

  • The Nuanced Truth about True Happiness at Work

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | November 29, 2016

    We all want to feel good and true happiness is the answer, right? Well, according to Harvard Medical School psychologist, Dr. Susan David, it’s more nuanced than “happiness equals goodness.” In Dr. David’s book Emotional Agility, she writes, “The paradox of happiness is that deliberately striving for it is fundamentally incompatible with the nature of happiness itself.” … Read More»

  • How To Sabotage Your Ideas and Influence (Part Two)

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | November 28, 2016


    You have a great idea which you know will be successful. Now you need to get buy-in from others to bring it to reality. While everyone possesses the ability to influence others to some degree, if you aren’t careful, you just may sabotage your own idea before it even gets off the ground. We started this list of influence sabotage traps in part one of this article…. Read More»

  • Why Are You Recognizing Employees in the First Place?

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | November 22, 2016

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    Many companies and organizations set themselves up with recognition and reward programs aimed at recognizing employees without putting thought behind why they do so. To quote Simon Sinek from his thought-provoking book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate […] Read moreRead More»

  • Don’t Be a Turkey About Showing Appreciation This Thanksgiving

    Written by: Paul White | November 21, 2016

    Team leaders are often encouraged to communicate appreciation to colleagues during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Expressing thanks for a job well done is sure to be received well, right? Not necessarily. At times, clueless managers are at risk for saying “thanks” in ways that won’t be received well…. Read More»

  • Weekend Disconnect: The Science Behind Working Less [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | November 18, 2016

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    Studies show that Americans have a bad habit of taking their work with them when they have time off. If you’re one of these people, it may be time for a weekend disconnect. The Opposite Effect We all want to be successful. We want to impress the boss. Maybe we want to earn a few extra […] Read moreRead More»

  • Office Drama: Putting an End to a Poisonous Climate

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | November 17, 2016

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    None of us is immune to the effects of office drama at work. It doesn’t matter if it’s self-created or a colleague’s drama that sucks you into its vortex; it’s damaging to the work climate and culture. It also undermines your own morale and work satisfaction. The bottom line is office drama sucks…. Read More»

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