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President Obama’s Leadership Style

Whether you like President Obama or not, his leadership style came through clearly in his speech announcing Osama bin Laden’s death. We all know communication can be the blessing or curse of any leader. Too verbose or meandering and the … Continue reading

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Stopping a Leader’s Bad Behavior

Do you give credit where it is due? Do you share a juicy bit of gossip to loosen up the meeting? Do you withhold information from some but give it to others? These are all the daily choices we make as managers … Continue reading

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How Are You Managing Video Viewing at Work?

Research firm Harris Interactive asked over 200 workers at different companies what kinds of videos they watched at work. The employees said they spent about 18 minutes a week watching video. About a third of that time was spent watching … Continue reading

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5 Leadership Traits CEOs Admire

You may or may not want to make it to the corner office, but no doubt you do want to succeed. If you’re a manager, you might want to take a look at the NYT’s article on “Distilling the Wisdom of CEO’s.”  … 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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You’re Not in Camelot

The good news: the economy is improving. Bad news: those employees you expected to stay are now looking to jump ship. They are four times as likely to be dis-engaged if their direct supervisor or manager is dis-engaged. In a recent … Continue reading

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The Human Part of Leadership

George Washington wasn’t considered a great leader just because he was a President or a general. Certainly those titles would confer upon him a lofty place as a leader. But, as Michael Lee Stallard recently wrote he embodied leadership through relationship, … Continue reading

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How to Communicate Effectively and Persuasively

by Judith Glaser for SuccessTelevision.biz Our brains are incredibly sensitive to nuances and meta-messages. Our need to belong and to be important in each others’ eyes is strong; yet there are many ways we signal each other that show that … Continue reading

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Effective Communication to Effectively Persuade

Many of us act as though we all see the same reality, yet the truth is we don’t. Human Beings have cognitive biases or blind spots. Blind spots are ways that our mind becomes blocked from seeing reality as it … Continue reading

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Are You a Good Listener?

by Marshall Goldsmith You may think you’re a pretty good listener, but do the people around you disagree? Has anyone ever looked at you with a disappointed expression and said, “Are you listening?” My guess is the answer is yes. … Continue reading

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