Your Social Brand is a Career Tool

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Social media is transforming business as we know it. This applies to businesses large and small, and to brands – corporate and personal. At Employee Development Systems, Inc., helping employees of every generation raise their awareness of accountability and professionalism lie at the core of our mission. We’ve entered the age of influence. As it relates… Read more »

Two Rules to Create Peak Performance in Your Team

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As a leader, you probably already discovered that while your specialty skills provide a foundation for your career,  leadership skills come into play every.  How do you keep your employees motivated and enjoying their jobs every day? The Key to Creating Peak Performance at Work The key to creating an organization with employees, who willingly… Read more »

How to Build a Solid Coaching Program

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Business magazines from Harvard Business Review to Inc. describe coaching as the management style of choice and the answer to many kinds of organizational ills. It is about making sense of complex experience’s, unlocking a person’s potential to solving their own problems and is more often about asking good questions than giving right answers. If… Read more »

How to Embed Active Learning in Your Programs

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Passive learning has weak results for reasons ranging from people forgetting what was taught to never hearing the facts in the first place. Active learning, on the other hand, is stimulating and helps people draw connections in unique ways that aid our recollection. It’s the difference between blank stares and the Aha! of understanding. Elements… Read more »

Does Business Etiquette Really Matter?

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Whether you are aware of it or not, first impressions do make a major difference in achieving business objectives. [link here] EDSI’s Professional Presence in a Casual World program has preached the value of knowing proper business etiquette, including practicing good manners, for years. Having good manners will help you regardless of the business you are… Read more »

Here’s Why Leaders Are Prioritizing Personal Accountability

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The business of leadership is all about being personally accountable in three different areas: for fulfillment of organizational goals, for staff accomplishments, and for our own self-success. These three aspects are intertwined, dependent upon one another, and thoroughly influenced by the measure of our personal accountability. The leader who lives by the credo of personal… Read more »

Create a Productive Learning Environment for Everyone

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How do Millennials learn best? How abut Generation Xers? Our learning priorities and methods shift according to generation, but there are some essentials that will help everyone have a productive learning experience. Start with these tips to ensure that your programs are stimulating and help people draw connections in unique ways that aid in their… Read more »

Leadership = Relationship: How Do You Measure Up?

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Typically, personal-best leadership experiences challenge the myth that leadership is something that you find only at the highest levels of organizations and society; it is found everywhere. History also challenges the belief that leadership is reserved for a few charismatic men and women. Leadership is not a gene and is not an inheritance; it is… Read more »

How Do You Express Your Presence?

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Your future -both professional and personal-depend on how you express your presence.  A professional presence will help you achieve many of your goals, i.e. getting that budget approved, being calm and poised during meetings, and becoming a charismatic good will ambassador for your office and your community.  Professionals that have a ‘presence’ are described as… Read more »

These 5 Behaviors will Build Your Team in 2016

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“My team doesn’t need the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program – In fact, they’ve been together so long, they finish each others’ sentences!”  Over and over again, the word trust is used… and misused.  “Trust” implies something different to everyone! For highly productive teams – those that perform effectively, consistently over time, trust… Read more »