Increasing Personal Effectiveness with Meetings

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  No matter what industry you are in, chances are you have a few meetings in your schedule. Budget meetings, marketing meetings, brainstorming meetings, fundraising meetings— the list goes on. We have all had to sit through bad meetings—the tedious, unproductive, seemingly endless ones—and thought, “There has to be a better way to do this.”… Read more »

Employee Development and a True Collaborative Work Environment

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Plenty of organizations pride themselves on having a collaborative work environment, promoting the values of cooperation and teamwork, but how many truly live up to their reputation? For every workplace that genuinely strives to build a foundation of mentoring and knowledge-sharing, there are others that directly or indirectly encourage competitive, even cutthroat, behavior in employees…. Read more »

Employee Development and a Culture of Engagement

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The employee culture of an organization can be difficult to pinpoint or define. It is made up of the attitudes, values, experiences, beliefs and behaviors shared by a group of people, and it varies dramatically from office to office.   Organizational culture is usually not written into a company manual or put into words in… Read more »

Telecommuting Tips & Communication Skills Training

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  Many organizations are expanding beyond the traditional office format to include telecommuting in some capacity. In a 2008 WorldatWork study , 42 percent of U.S. employers responded that they allowed staff to work remotely during that year. In another survey, 67 percent of respondents said their organization experienced greater worker productivity as a result… Read more »

Leading With Credibility: Stay True to Your Core Values

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Every organization has its own culture and set of values. These core values represent the mission, goals and vision of your organization and employees, and they should be revisited and revised every few years. Carefully selecting the right values will put you on track to creating a productive and happy workplace, as well as giving… Read more »

Disc Test Online Can Drive What’s Accepted

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Do you know your dominant behavior type?  Would this be useful information for your relationships and career?  The answers should be yes.  As societal mores and values change with each generation, it becomes even more critical to understand your dominant personality and how to deal with others. For many years, management training courses had an… Read more »

Outline a Performance Improvement Plan

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  As a manager, the productivity and performance of your employees is one of your top priorities. When an employee is not meeting your expectations or the goals of the position, it becomes necessary to have an honest conversation with him, providing constructive feedback and a performance improvement plan.   Having a talk with an… Read more »