Monthly Archives: February 2012

How would you define “Soft Skills”?

It’s a great question. You’ve got to wonder how this name came about when “soft skills” are the hardest to teach and learn. They are the critical skills that will make you a good leader, a more effective communicator or better … Continue reading

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Delusional Leaders – Eyes Wide Shut

by Holly Green Have you ever watched the TV show Undercover Boss? The “plot” is fairly simple. Each week, the CEO or owner of a business goes undercover as an entry-level employee in his or her own company. S/he typically … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Managing Your Mentor Relationships

by Lois Zachary One of my favorite children’s stories is Seven Blind Mice. I was rearranging my bookshelf last week and I reread the story for the first time in many years. It struck me that this familiar tale offers … Continue reading

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Leadership Skills for Managers

We’re often asked how to train managers to become leaders. Usually what is behind this request is the need to get managers to motivate their team to excel at reaching goals. However, the sad truth is that often star employees … Continue reading

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The ROI of Training Managers to Become Leaders

We’re often asked how to train managers to become leaders. Usually what is behind this request is the need to get managers to make good decisions and inspire their team. However, the sad truth is that often star employees who … Continue reading

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Management Coaching Advice for Joe Girardi

by Marshall Goldsmith Joe Girardi became the coach of the New York Yankees in 2008. I was recently asked what leadership advice I would give him.  Think of this in the context of being a new leader, succeeding someone who was very … Continue reading

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Leadership Coaching Advice for Joe Torre

by Marshall Goldsmith  As an executive coach who is accustomed to working with corporate chief executives, I found this recent request to be an interesting challenge: Give some coaching advice to two coaches, Joe Torre, the former coach of the … Continue reading

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Build a Team with Entrepreneurial Attributes

Entrepreneurship Management E-learning Course Change Management E Learning “In today’s fast-changing business environment, organizations tell us that their #1 goal is to improve their ‘business agility’ – their ability to understand market changes, rapidly adapt, and operate as a globally … Continue reading

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How Effective Leaders Can Engage Talent with Boldness

by Holly Green Are you brave, valiant, valorous, audacious, and swashbuckling? Or are you timorous, trepid, faint-hearted, and pusillanimous? Find out how to be bold as you “go for the gold.” 2012 is the year to be bold!  The economy … Continue reading

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Quiet, Please: I’m an Introvert and Proud of It

by Helen Whelan I love to listen. I’d much rather ask questions than talk. I like to receive information and think about what is being said. Sometimes, I’ve been asked whether “I get it”. Often that has been code to … Continue reading

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