Performance Improvement Friday: Keep them Engaged & Motivated

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It’s Friday, and you’ve had a busy week. Here is a quick shot of business wisdom that you can think about over the weekend. You’ll come to work on Monday, ready to take action. What is the core of a peak performance? Dissipating any low self-esteem culture or rituals that have been fostered in your… 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

5 Tips for Effective Team Building Retreats

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Team building retreats can improve employee performance, increase job satisfaction, and lead to greater cooperation and a heightened understanding of your company’s business goals and objectives. Focusing on the following areas during the planning stages will ensure your next team building event has the desired, long-term results. Make Team Building Activities Relevant The team building… Read more »

4 Ways to Boost Your Creative Thinking & Personal Effectiveness Today

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According to a running annual survey of thousands of senior executives*, seven out of the last eight years, creativity has ranked as the top strategic corporate imperative. Face it. We’ve moved beyond the days when any of us could claim that we’re “just not a creative type.” We’re all creative, including you! Our ability to… Read more »

5 Ways to Become a Solution-Maker & Leader in Your Workplace

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Imagine a manager  (let’s call him Bob) coming out of the monthly performance review meeting, his head bowed. He had just been ‘shredded’ by his superiors. As soon as he got back to his office, he called his staff and shredded them with more venom. Fear gripped the whole office but at the end of the… Read more »

Increase Personal Effectiveness with Your Own Brand

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If you thought of yourself as a product, what would your brand be? What kind of slogan or mission would your “product” embrace and what do you think other people would say your brand is? Use whatever gift you have received to serve others (financial advisor, accountant, software engineer, etc.). Be grateful for customers, they… Read more »