Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

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By Kevin Eikenberry The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader… Read more »

3 Ways to Tie Individual Goals to Business Goals

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By Diane Strohfus Businesses are facing a dilemma when it comes to goals: according to Gallup, employee productivity increases by 56 percent when managers are involved in helping their reports align their goals with the needs of the organization. Despite this, only 44 percent of those employees felt they could connect their goals to those of… Read more »

3 Tips to Building a Dynamic Workforce for a Competitive Edge

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By Terri Gallagher (This is a guest post by Terri Gallagher of Gallagher and Consultants. If you’d like to learn more about the new workforce landscape, join us on Tuesday, October, 9th at 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST for a 1-hour live webinar called “Death of the Gold Watch” – Rise of the… Read more »

HR INSIGHTS | Education vs. Experience

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AS A BUSINESS OWNER OR MANAGER, YOU KNOW THAT HIRING THE WRONG PERSON IS THE MOST COSTLY MISTAKE YOU CAN MAKE. — Brian Tracy Your business depends on having the right people doing the right jobs. As the job market gets more competitive and companies increasingly vie with each other to attract the best talent, they run the risk… Read more »

Deep Truths About Culture

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  This is a guest post by Richard Fagerlin of Peak Solutions. The following four quotes are deep truths about culture. A proper understanding of each statement will help drive you, your team, and your organization to success. They also are – very tweetable. Every organization is perfectly designed to get the results it gets…. Read more »

Why an Age Diverse Workplace Is Important

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By Valerie Grubb Everyone’s talking about workplace diversity today, and for good reason: when you expand the range of perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of your team, you also extend your reach toward innovation and overall excellence. But gender and ethnicity dominate many of the discussions about diversity—and companies need to start talking more about an… Read more »

Office Fashion in the Warmer Months

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As we begin to move into the warmer months, for women in particular, dressing fashionably yet appropriately for the office can be a balancing act. While you want to keep your wardrobe as up to date as possible and showcase your personality, you also don’t want to confuse your office with the runway or date… Read more »

Cupid’s Arrows: Office Romances and Other Valentine’s Day Tips

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while you may be hoping to be shot with Cupid’s arrow, the office probably isn’t the best place. As the video from Buzzfeed demonstrates, office romances can be tricky… and lead to a decline in focus and productivity. Romance in the workplace can make not only those… Read more »

Finding Your Zen: Freeing Your Creativity at Work

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Here in this , we discussed Simon Sinek’s take on Millennials and some ways to engage Millennials in the office. One of the points, Sinek made was to prohibit cellphones in the conference room in order to allow “innocuous moments” to happen and foster work relationships between coworkers.  However, this doesn’t just apply to the… Read more »