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Howard Schultz’s Connection and Leadership

Howard Schultz is featured on the cover of Time and, as usual, he talks and cares about much more than how Starbucks will make more money. (Although he goes into that too). Here’s a sampling from his interview: On how … Continue reading

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What’s the #1 Skill that Generates New Ideas?

by Judith E. Glaser We’re better when we’re connected! Even though technologies enable us to dissolve boundaries of space and time and connect us in exciting ways, we still face the same old challenge: to dissolve boundaries among colleagues, to … Continue reading

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Leadership DNA It Pays to Be Nice

by Judith E. Glaser Even though technologies enable us to dissolve boundaries of space and time and connect us in exciting ways, we still face the same old challenge: to dissolve boundaries among colleagues, to build trust, and to engage … 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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How to Improve Your Odds of Success with Change Management

“Only a third of excellent companies remain excellent for decades, and when organizations try to transform themselves, even fewer succeed” Scott Keller and Colin Price, authors of Beyond Performance. That’s a tough hurdle. It’s as if companies are designed to … Continue reading

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The Power of Mentoring in Leadership Development

by Lois Zachary “Good mentors help to anchor the promise of the future.” These words, written by Sharon Daloz Parks in the second edition of her book, Big Questions Worthy Dreams,  speaks to the power of mentoring for leadership development.  Good mentors … Continue reading

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The High Cost of a Disengaged Employees

Many companies think of ‘employee engagement’ as the icing on the cake, something nice to have but not necessary. They’re more concerned with teaching functional or hard skills. You know, ‘how do I get that employee trained on fulfilling an … Continue reading

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Good Stats for Defending Training & Development Investment

If telling your CEO that it’s important to have happy employees is too touchy-feely for him or her, here are some great stats you can use to defend investing in learning and development trainings. Ron Thomas, a principal at StrategyFocusedHR, recently provided some great … Continue reading

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Bumping a High Performer into Management

You know the scenario. Very competent high performer is bumped up into management. This new manager, Sue, has knocked it out of the ballpark with her sales performance. Now, the boss wants her to lead a team, hoping she will be able … Continue reading

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Online Corporate Training to Effectively Manage Change

There are so many forces of change we can’t control: the ups and downs of the economy and the stock market, competition, a merger, layoffs, technology, etc. You name it, it’s coming at you and your organization all the time. The important fact … Continue reading

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