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    CEOs Share Their Secrets To Success

    CEOs Share Their Secrets To Success
    Do you belong in the corner office? To succeed as a business leader you must "have integrity, value the need to make a profit but not be consumed by that need, and really care about people," says Bette Price, co-author of True Leaders: How Exceptional CEOs and Presidents Make a Difference by Building People and Profits. The Daily Grind asked CEOs ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    What Makes a Good HR Leader?

    What Makes a Good HR Leader?
    Leading Now, Leading the Future: What Senior HR Leaders Need to Know, from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), identifies the following eight leadership skills essential for HR business leaders: (1) knowledge of business, HR, and organizational operations; (2) strategic thinking and critical/analytical thinking; (3) leading change; (4) effective communication; (5) credibility; (6) results orientation/drive for performance; (7) ethical behavior; ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein

    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein
    We are in the midst of the most tumultuous and precarious business times of our careers. Looking to others for advice and guidance is one way to shed some light on our dilemmas. Few luminaries are more often quoted than Albert Einstein, the 20th century German mathematician and theoretical physicist. And much of what he said 75 years ago still rings ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Enlightened Leadership: Think Strategic, Act Tactical

    Enlightened Leadership: Think Strategic, Act Tactical
    “Think strategic, act tactical” a former boss used to tell me and I can’t think of any better advice than this for HR leaders in today’s turbulent times. Maintaining a longterm, strategic focus while working on short-term, concrete activities is one strategy for results. There is no question that this is hard to do when we’re under increasing pressure to do ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Great Managers Know When and How to Apologize

    Great Managers Know When and How to Apologize
    As a business leader, you attend conferences that provide guidelines for managerial communication. However, there is one important communication strategy most training sessions don’t explore. So I invite you to consider when and how to apologize. To clarify what I’m talking about, I’ll use Tom O’Leary’s definition of an apology as “taking responsibility for disturbance in a relationship.” I confess, without ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Ways to Influence People

    8 Ways to Influence People
    You know, the way in which we behave as managers and the approach we take, will most definitely have a marked effect on our ultimate success or failure - sounds obvious? Having a range of approaches and styles of behavior gives us more flexibility. It increases our options – and our chances of success. Natural Styles Most managers have a natural ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    E-Tools That Help Teach Leadership

    E-Tools That Help Teach Leadership
    Software is in the works that eventually will be able to use expertise from all around the world to help develop leaders I am very excited about the possibilities that are emerging in using new technology to develop leaders. While much work needs to be done, progress is being made. I believe that ultimately, e-learning tools will be used as both ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Vision Statements That Confuse and Bemuse

    Vision Statements That Confuse and Bemuse
    Since the 1970's vision statements have adorned the walls of most organizations, being used to communicate the direction in which an organization is heading. Most are poor vehicles for that communication and serve mainly to confuse or bemuse the employees they are supposed to guide. The majority of vision statements are poor. At best these poor vision statements are not challenging ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Motivate your Slacking Sales Team

    How to Motivate your Slacking Sales Team
    Her name was Cindy, but around the office, she was better known as "Solitaire Cindy." Whenever I walked by her desk, the Solitaire screen on her PC was running. Frankly, it bugged me. Why should Solitaire Cindy game her day away while I busted my hump in my job, along with my fellow employees? I asked her manager how she felt ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Managers: "Undercover" Success?

    Managers: "Undercover" Success?
    Undercover Boss has become one of the newer hit shows, as the CEO or owner of a company goes incognito to learn about what’s really going on his company. While I never practiced pretending to be someone I wasn’t, this show reminds me of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman, the value of managing by walking around. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Manage a Global Office

    How To Manage a Global Office
    Undercover Boss has become a new hit show, largely because it demonstrates the value of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman known as “managing by walking around”. But today’s global business world taxes a manager’s ability to apply this principle. Most of us don’t have corporate jets to fly us all over our company but it is ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Signs of a Selfish Boss

    Signs of a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment, you've probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest businesswomen. According to a Gallup poll, supervisor problems surpass most other areas of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This