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Building the Bench

Just as many organizations begin to feel that they’re stabilizing after a long period of economic uncertainty, they may find themselves facing a new and unexpected challenge: deficient management bench strength. According to the American Management Association’s study of nearly 1,000 companies, just 28% of respondents believe that their organizations have sufficient leadership depth. Nearly…

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Closing the Door… on Closure

Poll ten highly successful people and you’ll likely find that nine have a very high need for closure.  You know that you’re among them if you: Feel most comfortable when a meeting ends with a good recap and solid next steps. Get an unusual sense of satisfaction out of crossing things off your to-do list.…

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Evaluating Social Media: Metrics that Matter

I know that it’s customary to set goals, evaluate results, or just think and plan in terms of years. But for me, nine months is the magic number. Maybe it’s because with a thoughtful nine-month assessment, there’s still time left to course-correct and deliver annual results. Or maybe it’s because if one cell can become…

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Harness the Power of the Pause

I’m excited to share this guest post by Mark Hopkins to celebrate the launch of his book, Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap For An Exceptional Career. Mark is a gifted writer with powerful and actionable strategies for anyone looking for greater success and satisfaction. We live in a world that communicates…

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Networking Not Working? 6 Strategies for the Intrepid Schmoozer

Ask any leader about the keys to business success, and ‘relationships’ will likely be among his or her  top responses. Business gets done through people. Collaboration is king. And partnerships can lead to profits. But strong, productive relationships don’t magically appear. They are nurtured and cultivated over time. And they had to begin somewhere… frequently…

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Auditing Antidotes: 10 Ideas for Reconnecting, Revitalizing, and Recommitting

Last week, I shared with you how a yoga instructor’s admonition “don’t just audit your practice” prompted me to consider how the act of auditing happens in all dimensions of life… including work. But let’s be honest. Life and energy are in constant flux and flow. It’s only natural that some days we feel more…

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