Leadership Development

Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

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December 28, 2016
Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

Tweet Everyone knows it’s important to take time off from work, yet many people struggle to do so.  In fact, a Glassdoor survey revealed that the average American employee only takes half of their earned vacation or paid time off. Unplugging every so often is essential to attain a healthy work-life balance.  To help...
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Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

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December 7, 2016
Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

Tweet With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many employees wonder if it really, ‘tis the season to be jolly.  While businesses are focused on fulfilling customers’ needs in an effort to grow their share of holiday consumer spending, many managers fall short on recognizing the employees who actually provide...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

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October 5, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Tweet Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are...
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Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

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September 14, 2016
Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

Tweet Break these four bad habits to pump up your productivity.  Waking up without a morning routine.  Rushing through the morning can have negative consequences on your sense of emotional well-being and overall productivity.  Without a morning routine, it’s easy to skip important activities such as meditating, working out, and worse yet—skipping breakfast.  Starting...
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The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

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September 7, 2016
The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

Tweet Are you comfortable saying, “no” to your boss?  It’s important to be a team player, however if your boss continuously piles new projects on your plate, inevitably you will have to delay other work or worse yet, not complete the request at all—which will reflect poorly on you. The ability to say “no”...
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Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

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August 31, 2016
Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

Tweet As leaders and organizations seek strategies to attract and retain top talent, many overlook one of the most basic and easily executed strategies—employee recognition.  Shockingly, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days according to a...
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Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

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August 17, 2016
Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

Tweet When Gallup asked employees who were considering a career change or had recently switched employers to rate particular factors that influenced their decisions, the results were a bit surprising.  Most employers assume that the primary motivator for a career change is increased income, however as the results show, other factors are more important. ...
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Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

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August 4, 2016
Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

Tweet Do you wish you felt more confident when speaking one-on-one or to a large group of people? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the Wall Street journal, public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Graduates of the Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success report that...
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Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

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July 13, 2016
Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

Tweet Despite dozens of deranged cruise ship stories—from crashing into a giant rock to dozens of onboard illnesses, millions of Americans continue to cruise.  In fact, the number of passengers carried by the cruise industry has grown year-on-year and is expected to exceed 24 million in 2018.  If you’ve cruised before, you most likely have...
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Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

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July 7, 2016
Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

Tweet Who is your all-time favorite teacher?  Most likely, it was someone who took a sincere interest in you and cared deeply about you.  This mentor understood your goals and dreams, and did everything possible to help you attain them.  You probably still remember his or her wise adages which you apply in your...
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