Feedback Hacks for the New Year

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Without a doubt, knowing how to give constructive feedback is a cornerstone of increasing your overall personal effectiveness. Following these simple steps ensures your feedback is well received and encourages development. Remember, feedback should be an ongoing part of developing your employees. Don’t wait until an annual review to give your team members the tools… Read more »

When Gen Xers Manage Millennials

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Millennials may be the younger brothers and sisters of Gen Xers, but they were raised differently, with different expectations from their (usually Boomer) parents. Gen Xers, now in the role of manager to Millennial employees, are finding that their view of work, priorities, and use of time differ from those of their employees. Born between… Read more »

Management Hack: Teams with Diverse Personalities

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One of your most valuable skills is the ability to “read” people. The people you interact with each day send you signals on how to work with them most effectively. If you learn what to look and listen for, each person will tell you exactly how to treat him effectively.   So what is there… Read more »

Capitalizing on Your Core Skills: Critical Listening

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We all interface with a variety of messages every day. But who are those messages for? Are they intended to help the communicator or the receiver? Critical listening can be learned with practice but is not necessarily easy to do. You may be an expert at discerning when messages contain accurate information, are biased toward… Read more »

Are You in a Rut? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

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Are you in a professional or personal rut? What seemed like an interesting challenge to work on a few years ago might not seem that compelling anymore. What seemed like living the dream may not quite fit your plan, like it did a few years ago.  You see your peers climbing the corporate ladder of… Read more »

Look in the Mirror for Effective Feedback

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Feedback is very much like the mirrors we see ourselves in every morning. Mirrors give us a true reflection of who we are. They do not lie and they do not sugar coat the message they deliver. True feedback can also hurt at times but it is important to get it regularly and give feedback regularly… Read more »

This Is How to Make Your Team More Effective

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Successful leaders have learned the art of managing success in their own lives. The base of their success usually lies in their personal accountability. That starts with self-accountability!  Those accountability skills can be applied to shaping, coaching and guiding success in others. Effective leaders are characterized by the way in which they help their teams… Read more »

Here’s How to Tell If You’re an Effective Leader

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Effective leadership is uncommon. Organizations tend to foster a culture that recruits and promotes on the basis of technical skills while undervaluing people skills. These same organizations compound the problem by rewarding the wrong individuals with more power, resources, and responsibility. They frequently reward individuals who are technical superstars but interpersonal underachievers. As these individuals… Read more »