Tag Archives: leadershipskills

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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What’s Your Default Setting as a Boss?

Your default setting can also be called your comfort zone. This is the behavior you tend to exhibit when faced with certain situations. As a leader, you want to be aware of these so that you have a choice of … Continue reading

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The Core and the Crust of Leadership

“The core of leadership is character. It represents the essence of who you are and what you stand for. It has nothing to do with Churchillian eloquence, a puckish sense of humor or grasp of strategy. The crust of leadership … Continue reading

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Falling from Grace

Fortune has reversed itself for two top creative talents, who before these mishaps, were considered leaders in their fields. Julie Taymor, the creative genius and director of the very successful “Lion King” (took in $1 billion for owner Disney), other … Continue reading

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Leadership Tip: How to Energize Yourself and Your Team

Karlin Sloan, author of “UnFear”, often writes about leadership skills. She recently wrote: “Many of us believe that our attitude shapes our destiny …. What we focus on becomes our reality. And if we as leaders are tired, stressed, and … Continue reading

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Time Management and Stress Management

Recently one of our experts, Sharon Melnick, wrote about how to find the mental blocks that make us procrastinate. She’s a Harvard trained psychologist and has been coaching and speaks on procrastination and time management.  She lays out the argument that you know what your … Continue reading

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Richard Branson Leadership Training Video

The “Corner Office” column in the New York Times is a rich resource for leadership advice. Usually, there’s a pearl of wisdom or two you can take and practice to become a better leader. This week’s column featured F. Mark Gumz, the … Continue reading

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What if It Could Take 30 Minutes to Boost Your Effective Leadership Skills?

U.S. based firms sold about $8 billion in softskills trainings worldwide in 2010, roughly 56% of the $14 billion in corporate trainings sold. Because of increasing demand for shorter training times, virtual teams in different locations as well as the … Continue reading

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Are You Cut Out for Management?

In my old job in the news business, good producers or reporters were often promoted into management without leadership training.  That sometimes proved disastrous in stressful situations, where screaming and verbal assaults were the norm.  At the time that was considered the step “up the ladder of … Continue reading

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