Leadership

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…

10 Tips For Leaders On Company Culture

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By Kevin Dee Most companies would like to think everyone is aligned with the mission, vision and goals of the company. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford The simplicity of Ford’s quote is powerful, and it is a true statement. The tough part is to actually get…

The First Three Project Roles To Appoint

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by: Barry Hodge There are many project roles with some having a greater involvement as the project progresses. However there are 3 key project roles that need to be appointed early. In this post I will outline the 3 project roles and the differences between each role. Photo credit: Office Now 3 Project Roles Sponsor Business Lead…

It’s Your Job to Tell the Hard Truths

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by Peter Bregman Rashid,* the CEO of a high-tech company and a client of mine for nearly a decade, called to tell me we had a major issue with some of the newer members of his leadership team. What comes to mind when you think of what might constitute a “major issue” with some senior…

How Can Young Managers Gain the Respect of Older Employees?

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By: Joshua Bjerke Today’s constantly changing business environment makes it impossible to lead a company completely by yourself. Keeping a company on track during times of change requires all employees to develop leadership skills. If you find that, early in your career, you have leveraged your leadership skills and performance into a management position, you will…