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Development: The Gift that Just Keeps Giving

With another extraordinary holiday season upon us, many leaders struggle to determine the best way to punctuate the year and thank their employees. Some settle on physical tokens. Others gravitate toward parties or meals. And a dwindling few find ways to offer cash bonuses. But, when it comes to motivation and engagement, the half-life of…

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Employee Engagement: One Size Can’t Fit All

Employee engagement is consistently one of the most discussed and written-about leadership topics.  And it will likely continue to be in the years to come — with good cause. Engagement has been positively correlated with employee retention, customer service/satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. But, have you ever wondered about all of the information that exists on…

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Momentum as a Management Strategy

“Every body perseveres in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed ” — Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion Leaders looking for an edge in today’s complex and competitive business environment need look no further than physicist…

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Let’s Get Smarter About Goal-Setting

The rhythm that we established as school children lives on in many of us.  Admit it: You get antsy in the spring, realizing that summer is just around the corner. Feeling like September is a fresh start, you clear out a few old files and bring in a few new office supplies. ‘Back to school’…

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The Supervisory Squeeze

Being a front-line supervisor can be the most gratifying and exciting of roles that anyone will ever experience. It can also be the most terrifying, overwhelming and demoralizing. This is because new supervisors generally have no idea of the “squeeze” into which they are stepping. The front line is the firing line Imagine a place…

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When the Growing Gets Tough

Think about the learning that contributed most powerfully to your development and who you are today. Consider the experiences that built the expertise you use and value most every day. Reflect on what you’re most proud of mastering during the course of your career or life. This memorable learning that has made a significant difference…

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