Posts Tagged ‘ professional development ’

4 Important Ingredients in Giving Employee Feedback

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August 28, 2014
4 Important Ingredients in Giving Employee Feedback

Tweet One of the most important aspects of good leadership is often one that is never considered a top priority for the often too busy executive. Although employee performance is essential for both growth and opportunity, it is important to remember that feedback is essential for any positive change to happen. For many managers,...
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7 Priorities that Create Leadership Success

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August 17, 2014
7 Priorities that Create Leadership Success

Tweet In today’s organizations, leaders often need to stop and reflect at what they are doing and what is being accomplished. For some leadership in Alabama, it might just be for a quick moment to adjust and assess opportunity. For others, it takes a little time; putting thoughts to pen and paper in the...
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4 Cost Effective Ways to Re-engage Your Employees

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August 15, 2014
4 Cost Effective Ways to Re-engage Your Employees

Tweet Have you ever thought about what it would be like to do someone else’s job for a day? Some organizations take this question very seriously and use it as a means of employee engagement. This is one of several low-cost tasks that management can do to increase employee engagement and discussion about job satisfaction...
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How to Handle Difficult Decisions in 4 Easy Steps

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July 25, 2014
How to Handle Difficult Decisions in 4 Easy Steps

Tweet In business, as in life, you often need to make decisions even if you have a limited amount of information. But making decisions needn’t be a gut wrenching process if you follow the four tips below from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training of Alabama: 1. Find the Facts — Before you can...
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5 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

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July 11, 2014
5 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

Tweet Issues at work across Alabama can often be brushed aside as normal office politics. They might at times be considered conflict in the workplace. The one thing for certain is that eventually everyone who works in an environment filled with people and teams finds disagreement with others involving personal and work issues. Simple...
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5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

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June 28, 2014
5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

Tweet Meetings, seminars, quarterly report presentations, and on-site trainings are among the times leadership must step up to the mike and present information. It is often a stressful time for many leaders and managers here in Alabama. Public speaking ranks high in the anxiety department for everyone. Even the most polished presenters are a...
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Getting the Most out of Third-Party Vendor Relationships

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June 28, 2014
Getting the Most out of Third-Party Vendor Relationships

Tweet Many businesses depend upon the services of a third party business partner to succeed and grow. This could include vendors, suppliers, other businesses, the government and consultants. However, the age-old question is this: How can you get the most out of that business relationship? When partnering with a third party organization, you need...
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11 Leadership Traits that Support Continuous Success

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June 11, 2014
11 Leadership Traits that Support Continuous Success

Tweet Leadership has many definitions and organizations have many types of leaders. Each one has a different set of methods, attitudes and behaviors. Here in Alabama, excellence and good leadership go hand-in- hand with culture, mission, guiding principles and core values. With an emphasis on both process improvement and adaptation for change, it is...
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Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

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May 31, 2014
Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

Tweet Employee engagement isn’t something that happens on its own. It requires initiation, and a catalyst that serves as a leader—or leaders—at a business. Higher-ups have the most influence with their employee force, and as leaders, your job is to inspire and take the first steps for others to follow. Below are five tips...
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9 Ingredients for Good Salespeople

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May 29, 2014
9 Ingredients for Good Salespeople

Tweet The sales profession is all about continually raising individual standards through improving expertise and knowledge. Across Alabama, the retail sales environment is a growing one for many salespeople. Taking action is the daily game plan for many; it is all about sharing opportunity and building relationships and referrals. The profession today is both...
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