Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dog SledTeams, the Antidote to Employee Disengagement

by Michael Lee Stallard For the second year in a row, 84 percent of American workers intend to actively look for a new job. This according to a recent survey by Right Management.  Last year, The Conference Board published a … Continue reading

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Creative Leadership that Fosters an Innovative Mindset

By Chic Thompson A creative leader is part alchemist, part diplomat. They are always looking for imaginative ways to influence people to achieve their vision and harness their organization’s creative energy. At the heart of creative leadership is the ability … Continue reading

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Small Business Smart Training Decisions That Don’t Break the Bank

“When We Shine, You Shine.” Mid America Metals tagline We like this tagline for a small business of 85 employees that refinishes and restores stone, metal and other finishes. Jeff Wilhoit, their director of training, contacted us about licensing leadership skills … Continue reading

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Winning a Jack Welch HR Gossip Assessment

“With typical candor and color, Jack Welch said, ‘We always had one hell-of-ah gossip session after every meeting.’ I’ve heard of the meeting before the meeting to organize and plan outcomes. But I’d never heard of the meeting after the … Continue reading

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Nurture a Culture and Team for Innovation

by Holly Green A common myth in the business world says that innovation can only be accomplished by a few naturally talented individuals. Not so! In most organizations, innovation is a team effort. The trick is teaching people how to think … Continue reading

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Empty Calorie Thoughts that Derail Success

by Sharon Melnick You know not to think the obvious kinds of negative thoughts. Thoughts like “I am not as smart as my counterparts” or “I can’t…” Those are easily identified as thoughts to remove from your mental diet. Here … Continue reading

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Survival of Future Leaders and Companies

By Tom “TK” Kuegler  I have had the pleasure of speaking to thousands of high school and college students about entrepreneurship.   I make a point of going into classrooms and back to schools so I can share some of my … Continue reading

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How to Increase Creativity & Start Innovating

“What do Velcro, barbed wire, and chain saws have in common? They were all patterned after structures found in nature.” Writes Holly G. Green, for Innovation Excellence. Green explains how these innovations came about through our brain’s ability to form patterns. … Continue reading

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Leadership Behavior Change and Mentoring for ROI

Change for the better and sticking to it Mentoring future leaders  and strategic alignment Successful people  have an intense need for self-determination. They believe they do what they do because they choose to do it – not because they have to do it! … Continue reading

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Effective Business Communication Skills – Living in the Other Person’s Shoes

You have a great idea or project but you need to get support from your boss or the engineering department. Many people think the way to do this is by honing their effective communication skills.  Problem is they focus on the mechanics of … Continue reading

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