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10 Tips To Becoming the Value-Added, Indispensable Millennial Employee

When we train on the new workforce generation one of the most common themes that emerges is how can a Millennial worker become more value-added in a short amount of time.  In addition to this theme usually the next sub-theme is ‘…make it practical, real life examples, attainable differences.’  With those two thoughts in mind […]

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The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

Leaders aren’t born.  They’re built.  After the great success of our first Innovative Leadership Guide, we decided to make the second volume bigger, bolder and brighter! Now with over 90 pages of tips, tactics, strategies and real-life, in-the-trenches scenarios this is a perfect download for any manager to get a full idea of how to […]

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NEW MANAGER & SUPERVISOR: The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

It looks like we may be seeing some signs of light at the end of the tunnel as we march into the new year.  With the fiscal cliff averted in the US, the stock market rebounding and businesses starting to release more of their reserve funds for new hiring, training and expansion – we are […]

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MEETING SKILLS: Still Tolerating Bad Meetings? Maybe One of These Baker’s Dozen Will Get You Back on Track

In a July 2012 Forbes article, Erika Andersen explores why people continue to tolerate “bad” meetings. She goes on to say that if employees only understood the expense involved, they would see the bottom-line importance of improving each and every meeting they attend. She uses this comparison: “I’ll bet you anything if the leader of […]

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COMMUNICATION: Public Speaking: Our #1 Fear

Public speaking – it’s not always easy, nor glamorous, and it often causes us to have heart palpitations.  However, it is something that we all find ourselves having to do at some point in our lives, whether for work, education, or as parents.  And if you were as foolish as I was to sign up […]

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MEETINGS: Facilitating The "High Heat" Meeting

The department managers sat glumly waiting for the meeting to begin.  They knew it wasn’t going to be good news as corporate had been suggesting for months that cuts needed to be made.  When the meeting began, it didn’t take long for tempers to flare, as fingers were pointing from one to another in an […]

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MEETINGS: Less Time, More Productivity, Bigger Returns

Last week I was training a group of managers on facilitation skills.  When I asked them what they particularly wanted to accomplish in the training, they spoke about needing to address the following: · 3-4 hour meetings that go on and on with little accomplished by the end · Going off-track on “rabbit chases” that leave the […]

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COMMUNICATION SKILLS: What's Your Body Saying to Others?

When the experts analyze human communication, they report that 55% of our effect is based on our body language. That means that over half of how our communication is received, is not based on the words we say or our tone of voice, but on the signals we are sending through our eyes, facial expressions, […]

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