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

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | March 7, 2017

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    In our series, Raising Up Leaders, we raise the issue that the majority of any influential leader’s job is to develop new leaders. This process of raising up future business leaders is vital to any organization’s long-term success In part one we discussed a leader’s responsibility to inspire future business leaders and influence the potential of the people on their team. In part two we explored the obstacles that stall our ability to grow other leaders. In this article, let’s dive deeper into what you should focus on when selecting which future business leaders to invest your valuable time and energy on.
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  • What Are the New Rules for Engaging an Online Community?

    Written by: Scott Steinberg | March 6, 2017

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    Marketing and public relations’ role within professional organizations has shifted drastically with the advent of the online community. Now there’s a greater emphasis placed on storytelling. Traditionally, organizations would simply broadcast news, or channel it through the media – observe the reaction, then respond on a flexible timetable. Today, branding isn’t simply about beaming out a message. It’s about building trust with end-users, telling a compelling story and creating two-way social streams of dialogue…. Read More»


  • How Employee Health Impacts Productivity [Infographic]

    Written by: Jennypher Doan | March 3, 2017

    What can employers do to help employees improve their health? Hunger can be a productivity-killing distraction – so skip the sugary sweets and supply healthy snacks instead. Encouraging physical activity is another simple way to help employees keep their minds fresh and focused. The accompanying infographic includes a look at the connection between health and productivity along with tips on how to stay healthy at work…. Read More»


  • Creating Meaningful Employee Recognition that Motivates and Resonates

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | March 2, 2017

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    Like the TSA announcements at airports – “see something, say something”, you might think when you see positive behaviors by your peers or employees, you should automatically recognize them for great work. Put the brakes on before you steamroll your good recognition intentions! It’s mission critical to learn your employees’ and colleagues’ likes, preferences and needs before you acknowledge them for their wonderful achievements. Your focus should be to create meaningful employee recognition that motivates and resonates…. Read More»


  • How to Identify Toxic Leaders and Improve Company Culture

    Written by: William Craig | March 1, 2017

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    Unfortunately, most professionals have had a bad boss or two. But did you know there’s more than one kind? Recently, Binghamton University professor Seth M. Spain published findings along these lines in “Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being.” In the chapter in question, Professor Spain asserts toxic leaders come in two main varieties. Knowing how to tell the difference between the two is key for protecting your company’s culture and the sanity of the folks who work there… Read More»


  • 17 Shocking Truths About High Employee Turnover [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Written by: Annabelle Smyth | February 28, 2017

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    What causes high employee turnover and what can be done to remedy the problem? The following infographic from the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness (CMOE) may offer some insight on the issue of employee attrition…. Read More»


  • Changing Perceptions: How Will Leadership Evolve in 2017

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | February 27, 2017

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    Our perception of leadership changes as our leaders change. Following the 2016 election cycle, six YEC members reflect on how our collective perception of leadership could change in the new year. How will leadership evolve? And what can business leaders do to influence change? Take a look below for some of their reactions and insights going forward…. Read More»


  • Seven Simple Ways to Create a Kinder Office Environment

    Written by: Jessica Thiefels | February 23, 2017

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    Kindness seems to be scarce these days. So much so, that a whopping 76 percent of respondents in a recent poll said the world is a less kind place than it was 10 to 20 years ago. This lack of kindness is prevalent in both our personal and professional lives. It’s especially pervasive in an office environment, where everyone is on a deadline, stressed about projects, and looking toward their next promotion. When we’re so focused on ourselves, it’s hard to be kind to one another…. Read More»


  • Upgrade Leadership Skills by Asking Yourself These 6 Questions

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | February 22, 2017

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    It’s vital you are positioned to withstand the uncertainty of a volatile business world. Your influence and power as a leader are undermined if you can’t thrive in such a world. To support your growth and success, keep yourself in a wisdom loop. It is foundational to upgrading your leadership skills…. Read More»


  • An Interview with Chip Bell, Author of Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service that Sparkles

    Written by: Ron Damon | February 21, 2017

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    We recently had the opportunity to talk to author Chip R. Bell about his most recent book, Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service that Sparkles. The book explores the nature and value of innovative service. Mr. Bell is a renowned keynote speaker and the author of several national best-selling books including Take Their Breath Away, Managing Knock Your Socks off Service, Managers as Mentors, The 9½ Principles of Innovative Service, and Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service…. Read More»


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