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Four Reasons Leaders Should Invest Time Coaching Employees

November 13, 2017
Four Reasons Leaders Should Invest Time Coaching Employees

Tweet When evaluating all of the characteristics of effective managers, there are two telling traits—personal character development and a commitment to developing employees.  While many leaders’ rise through the ranks is evidence of their acute personal and professional development, many lack the skills to effectively coach others.  In fact, when employees were surveyed about this topic, a...
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When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

November 13, 2017
When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

Tweet Think back to the last time you tried to persuade someone to your way of thinking.  Did you speak with sincerity, confidence and excitement—and use congruent body language?  If not, you’re not alone.  It’s difficult to communicate effectively with verbal and non-verbal congruency unless you’ve learned how to do it.  Most people don’t realize that...
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Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

November 8, 2017
Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

Tweet Believe it or not, employee distrust is pervasive as only half of employees believe their employer is open and upfront with them according to an American Psychological Association survey. Managers account for up to 70% of variance in employee engagement which is defined as the level at which employees are emotionally invested in, and focused on, creating value...
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Do you have the confidence to conquer anything?

November 6, 2017
Do you have the confidence to conquer anything?

Tweet When was the last time you wish you had more self-confidence?  Perhaps it was during a job interview or before a sales pitch to a new prospect—any scenario in which you were well aware of your lack of confidence.  Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is simply something they either have or don’t...
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Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

October 31, 2017
Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

Tweet Networking effectively is important to succeed in any line of business, yet many people fear putting themselves into uncharted waters and meeting unfamiliar faces.  Think back to the last networking event you attended, perhaps it was a conference or new product launch party. Did you look new faces in the eyes as you...
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How do you react to a new challenge?

October 30, 2017
How do you react to a new challenge?

Tweet When something inevitably goes wrong, are you able to rise to the occasion and put your best foot forward to resolve the problem?  When faced with what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, do you rally your team and compel them to take action?  The ability to minimize stress and maximize a positive attitude...
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What happens the first time you meet someone?

October 23, 2017
What happens the first time you meet someone?

Tweet Communicating confidently is important to succeed in any line of business—especially when meeting someone for the first time, yet many are uncomfortable talking to unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last time you introduced yourself, perhaps in a meeting or at a networking event.  Did you look new faces in the eyes as...
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Three Questions to Ask When Developing a Personal Brand Statement

October 23, 2017
Three Questions to Ask When Developing a Personal Brand Statement

Tweet Dale Carnegie was a pioneer of personal branding long before a ‘personal brand statement’ was officially coined. Since everyone can be recognized by their unique strengths, abilities and passions, these attributes comprise a personal brand statement. Having a strong personal brand statement is vital to staying competitive whether you use it to land...
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Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

October 17, 2017
Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

Tweet We all have ‘off’ days from time to time. Whether you didn’t get enough sleep or aren’t excited about what you need to accomplish on any given day, here are five steps to staying motivated so you can get the job done. First visualize your goal and document the reasons for attaining it. Sometimes...
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Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

October 16, 2017
Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

Tweet Disagreement is a natural dynamic between people because it’s normal to have different opinions and perspectives. Think back to the last major conflict you encountered at work.  Were you able to handle differences of opinion effectively and maintain a peaceful environment?  This can be extremely challenging to do, especially when “hot buttons” are...
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