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  • Are We Leaving Future Women Leaders without Role Models?

    Written by: Rebel Brown | April 20, 2016

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    Women are moving into leadership roles at the fastest rates ever, and at younger ages. Yet less than 15 percent of young professional women want to model themselves after executive women in their organizations. That same percentage feel the training they receive is not helpful for their career…. Read More»


  • What Employees Really Want in Workplace Communication [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 19, 2016

    Effective communication is vital for the success of any business. But according to this infographic from our friends at 15Five, very few employees are actually getting the type of communication that they desire from their managers. Are you an employee that’s getting what you want? Are you a leader giving your employees what they need? […] Read moreRead More»


  • Scare Tactics or Positivity: One Is the Key to Influencing Others

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | April 19, 2016

    In a recent anti-smoking TV campaign, smokers who are suffering the horrendous consequences of smoking tell their story in an attempt to get others not to smoke. One spot features a lady talking into the incubator of her premature child, another with her son bathing her because she is incapacitated. This is scary advertising. These anti-smoking commercials border on horror films in their approach…. Read More»


  • 16 Simple Motivation Tips to Get More Done [Infographic]

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | April 19, 2016

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    Thanks to our friends at Wrike we have this infographic with 16 easy motivation tips to improve your productivity and get more done…. Read More»


  • 3 Ways to Understand, and Increase, Your Work Motivation

    Written by: Cherrie McKenzie | April 19, 2016

    Understanding motivation is often a complex subject. Everyone at some point will say they can’t understand why they were able to do something one day without much effort and then struggle a few days later. Much of our difficulty is based on our concept of motivation. A popular visualization of motivation is: Whatever prompts the desire to perform a particular behavior…. Read More»


  • #SocialLeader Chat 1-Year Later: The State of Social Leadership

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 18, 2016

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    It’s the one year anniversary of #SocialLeader chat… and you’re invited to the celebration!

    Together, we’ve spent the last year discussing social leadership. We’ve defined it. We’ve refined it. We’ve lived it…. Read More»


  • How to Achieve Workplace Well Being [Infographic]

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | April 18, 2016

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    As many studies show, there are tremendous benefits to a positive, optimistic workplace. If your employees are happy they’ll be more productive. This has ramifications, positive ones, throughout a company or organization. This infographic from Change Activation and Noble Concepts Inc. gives us ‘5 M’s’ that can be used to create a culture of workplace wellbeing.
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  • 6 Tips to Successfully Manage Teams

    Written by: Anita Ginsburg | April 18, 2016

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    Managing a team is a rewarding task that offers unique benefits and challenges. What follows are six ways to ensure you are successful at managing any kind of team…. Read More»


  • Finding Peace in a Hectic Work Environment

    Written by: Brittni Brown | April 18, 2016

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    Its 7 am. You roll out of bed and struggle to get ready and out the door in time to arrive at work before 9. Your arrival at work certainly doesn’t mean a quiet cup of coffee though; rather you have an inbox full of emails to respond to, reports to look over, drafts of project ideas to be sent off, and surprise, an impromptu team meeting. By the time you look at the clock it is already 2:30 – did you eat lunch today? Probably not, but there’s no time now since you need the rest of the afternoon to work on a presentation for tomorrow morning…. Read More»


  • Influence vs. Inspiration vs. Motivation: Why Influence Wins

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | April 15, 2016

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    Like many other languages, English words and their meaning overlap. However, this overlap is only partial. There is typically a degree of distinction between synonyms. This is the case in inspiration versus influence…. Read More»


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