Monthly Archives: April 2012

10 Misconceptions about leadership training videos

Ever had to suffer through the grainy video or guy with the mustache from the 70s when you took a leadership development course? Leadership training videos can be schlocky, too long, have no credibility, on and on. Just like with … Continue reading

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POW Guide to Great Leaders and Survival

Lee Ellis was a prisoner of war for over 5 years during the Vietnam War. In a small cell, about 6×7 feet with no books, certainly no TV or entertainment, frequent torture and massive isolation, he and his fellow prisoners … Continue reading

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What does wet spaghetti have to do with engaging employees?

Stupidity is often described as trying to do the same thing over and over hoping for different results but getting the same results. It’s like pushing a string or a wet spaghetti noodle hoping it will become a straight line. … Continue reading

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Emotions, the powerful leadership motivator

We’re human. We like it when we receive a compliment or when someone notices something about us that we value. It naturally opens us up and motivates us to do more. Feelings, the powerful leadership motivator Can you remember when … Continue reading

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The Definition of Success and Goals

by Helen Whelan “I’d define success as the progressive realization of worthy goals. It’s the ability to have love and compassion and the ability to get in touch with your own creativity. If you define success purely in material terms, … Continue reading

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Effective Decision-Making through 3 Key Soft Skills

by Lois Zachary Do you often rush decision-making because of a deadline? You don’t have time to get input or have a full understanding of the issue. Then, when it comes to implementation, does it feel like your team is … Continue reading

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How to Turn on Motivation in Disengaged Employees

Like him or hate him, Tony Robbins has come up with six motivators that dominate our human needs. CBS profiled these and we believe they’re similar to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Know and use these six motivators to … Continue reading

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Business Cost of Employee Turnover

Ever wonder what your employees are doing behind their computers? Are they working or playing games? Tweeting or sharing photos with friends on Facebook?  What’s that costing your organization in lost productivity? Nearly 66% of employees are dis-engaged. 55% want out. … Continue reading

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Six Motivators to Engage Peak Performers

You’ve heard of the Myer’s Briggs test or DISC. These are tools HR folks use to profile employees and understand their motivations and leaders use to engage peak performers. Quite frankly, managers and leaders use this information to motivate better work … Continue reading

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Are Blind Spots Derailing Your Ability to Make Smart Decisions?

The process of making smart decisions is similar to backing up a car.  Not getting the right information or having your vision blocked cripples your ability to gauge risk and make informed decisions.   In other words, you want to … Continue reading

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