Monthly Archives: March 2013

Innovation and Change, Solving the Workplace Dilemna Video

A company started by a 15-year-old, purchased by Yahoo! for $30MM, is the latest example of what many people and organizations assume is the “face of innovation.” Innovators are assumed to be young, usually male, and creating the next cool … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Boost Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston A working mother who witnesses her boss harassing a co-worker must face the truth and take realistic action. Since this defining moment could affect her livelihood, taking action requires making tough choices. The woman’s courage holds … Continue reading

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How Courage-Based Decisions Boost Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job … Continue reading

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Data to Combat “Aint Got No Respect” in HR

5 Ways to Measure ROI in Human Resources A department of eight HR employees charted out the steps they took in their hiring process. They found that they took 248 steps to hire an employee. Analyzing the steps, they determined … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Measure ROI in Human Resources

A department of eight HR employees charted out the steps they took in their hiring process. They found that they took 248 steps to hire an employee. Analyzing the steps, they determined that many of them could be discarded or … Continue reading

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Why Communication is The Most Important Role of a Leader

Mary Kay Ash put it really well when she coached her sales force on selling her products. She said (and we’re paraphrasing here),  when you’re telling someone about your company or products, ask, “Did I tell you about my products? … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Video on Why You Need to Go for the Ask

Paying it forward or mentoring, is that great concept of spreading the goodness you’ve received when others have helped you. Steve Jobs, the  founder of Apple, is “paying it forward” in this video. He explains why we need to “go … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Effectively Manage Conflict When You Know You’re Right

by Judith E. Glaser I’m sure this has happened to you: You’re in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over … Continue reading

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Why is HR Hated?

This was a question posed on LinkedIn that immediately grabbed our attention! Human Resources, by its very name conjures up thoughts of talent, possibility, abundance and valued resources. Yet, often HR gets no respect (to coin a Rodney Dangerfield line). … Continue reading

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Leadership Clarity and Its Role in Ethics and Winning

By Lee Ellis To insure clarity in his orders to his generals, it’s said that Napoleon called in a private or corporal and read the message to them. If they understand it, he knew his generals would get it. Leaders … Continue reading

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