Leadership

4 Keys to Leading

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By Chevine Anderson Leading is a hard job and an enriching choice, but it is also based on being able to make hard choices. When desire and skill meet, you have a leader and a leader needs tools to accomplish their goals. While working with leaders, as a consultant, for numerous years has been fun,…

How to Make It as a New Retail Manager

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by: Joshua Bjerke   Running a retail store isn’t easy, and inexperienced, untested managers tend to make plenty of rookie mistakes. There is no shortage of difficulties in learning to cope with the additional responsibilities of being a manager, but the two biggest challenges may be time management and learning how to delegate effectively. New retail managers…

You’re Way Too Nice to Be a Leader!

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By Kathy Cooperman “You’re Too Nice For Your Own Good!” A recent coaching client explained a concern as he moved into a high-level leadership role. He has frequently been told that he’s just too nice to be a global leader at his organization. In fact, he’s been warned that “people will eat you up!”. Myth…

Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy

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by: Jack Zenger & Joseph Folkman   Who are the unhappiest among your workers? And what’s driving them crazy? They may not be who you think they are. They aren’t who we would have thought. To find out, we gathered data from the most unengaged and uncommitted employees from more than 320,000 employees in a variety of…

Leadership, Collaboration and Co-Creation

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By Iris Billy Shared and distributed leadership have proved to be very good in any organization (Murphy, Hunt Wasonga, 2004). There are different types and degrees of leadership and there are also different people with different capacities in leadership. In recognizing this organizations may gain the ability to acquire other things management methods that will…

Leaders Don’t Stop at the Decision

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By Kevin Dee As a leader, whether you run a business, a division within a business or a very small group, you try to improve your situation. It might be trying to improve productivity, increase sales, improve quality, and improve working conditions or any number of things. The process you will likely go through will…

An Easy Way to Make Your Employees Happier

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by: Liz Wiseman Employee satisfaction is down in corporations of all sizes.  SHRM reports that while 86% of Americans were happy with their jobs in 2009, that percentage has been in slow but steady decline ever since.  Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace finds that only 13% of people around the world feel engaged at work. Some companies…

10 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

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By Harry Hall “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” – Warren Buffet Just because you’ve been a project manager since the days of “Gilligan’s Island” is no guarantee that you are getting better. As a matter of fact, you may be stumbling about trying to get off your island. Even the Skipper…