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Make Your Enemies Your Allies

John Clendenin was fresh out of business school in 1984 when he took on his first managerial position, in Xerox’s parts and supply division. He was an obvious outsider:  young, African-American, and a former Marine, whose pink shirts and brown suits stood out amid the traditional gray and black attire of his new colleagues. “I [...]

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Increase Your Team’s Motivation Five Fold

In a famous experiment, researchers ran a lottery with a twist. Half the participants were randomly assigned a lottery number. The remaining half were given a blank piece of paper and a pen and asked to write down any number they would like as their lottery number. Just before drawing the winning number, the researchers [...]

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Teamwork on the Fly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV15JvPwOOE&list=UUWo4IA01TXzBeGJJKWHOG9g By Amy Edmondson @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV15JvPwOOE&list=UUWo4IA01TXzBeGJJKWHOG9g&index=1&feature=plcp

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Controlling Your Personal (Mental and Emotional) Energy

Your boss just  declared that you made a huge mistake on an important project. What you say to  yourself afterward makes a world of difference in your attitude, performance,  and energy. Every thought you think and every emotion you feel requires energy.  Cars use gasoline. Light bulbs use electricity. Your body uses an unlimited  supply [...]

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Six Ways to Sell a Millennial with Your Job Description

It’s no secret that most job descriptions are awful. They make the hiring company sound boring and the work tedious. This could be a real problem for employers when they try to hire Generation Y Millennials. While some managers and recruiters are fed up with the stereotypically whiny and self-entitled “Trophy Kids”, Generation Y is [...]

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Your Image is You: Communication and Appearance in Networking

Successful people believe their success is attributable to a pattern of mutually beneficial interpersonal relationships, as much as it is due to technical skills or business knowledge. Your communication and the image you present create the first impression – often the lasting impression – on the people you meet. Want a more professional image? How [...]

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Understanding the Bus?

Are The Right People On Your Bus? If you think that your initial step as leader or manager is to cast a vision, set a new direction and strategy for your team, then hire people to help you fulfill your vision, think again. Most business book authors tell us to do it this way. In [...]

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Delegation as a Leadership Style: Tips for Effective Delegation

Your leadership style is situational. Your leadership style depends on the task, the team or individual’s capabilities and knowledge, the time and tools available and the results desired. In a recent article, I reviewed the tell, sell, consult, join and delegate leadership style model. As a supervisor, manager or team leader, you make daily decisions [...]

By |2017-11-07T14:18:37+00:00April 20th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Delegation as a Leadership Style: Tips for Effective Delegation

Leadership Vision: Leadership Success Secrets

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion.” –Theodore Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame “There’s nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can’t clearly articulate why we’re doing what we’re doing.” –James Kouzes [...]

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