Let’s face it. None of us are irreplaceable. This is even more true in a job market where the employer has the upper hand. People are often laid off or downright fired for reasons that are totally beyond their control. So let’s look at what we actually can control. Our behavior Our attitude Through these… Read more »
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Motivated employees are the Holy Grail of productive businesses. In a recent survey by Monster.com, 6,000 job seekers were asked to rank the importance of employer-provided values. Not surprisingly, money talks. 96% of respondents ranked salary as most important, followed closely by job security (95%), and supervisor/manager (92%). Coming in at a close fourth place… Read more »
In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey’s fifth habit encourages us all to “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” If you want to interact effectively with your multi-generational team, educate yourself on each segments characteristics. Just as understanding your company’s culture helps you to communicate and navigate… Read more »
“As a manager, you’re responsible for leading, inspiring, influencing, encouraging and getting results fro others. It’s a difficult task because each person youwork with has a different personaliuty, system of values and beliefs, attitude, and level of self-confidence.” ~Suzanne Updegraff, Author, Business Leader, CEO Do you consider developing your team members as critical to strengthening… Read more »
As we talked about in a recent post (Beware of the ‘F’ Word), fear holds us all back, whether it is from the next position or doing well in your current one. What can we all do to recognize our fears, put them in the proper place, create solutions for what scares us most, and… Read more »
“The only difference between merely satisfactory delivery and great delivery is attention to detail.” ~Sir Richard Branson Oftentimes, the difference between a champion and a near champion can boil down to the details. No one knows this better than John Wooden, the first man to make it to The Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach… Read more »
We are all brands. Really. The business of you, how you present yourself to the world, is a brand, in the same way Pepsi, Apple and Kleenex are branded. They each come with a reputation, a particular way of being framed and set apart from others in their field, they each have their own features,… Read more »
President’s Day gives us the perfect opportunity to look at presidential leadership styles, effectiveness, and professional presence, and how they relate to the rest of us. You may not be a US President, but the qualities that belie their success and effectiveness embody the characteristics that EDSI includes in it programs and materials related to… Read more »
It’s Time to Embrace Your Weaknesses What are your weaknesses? Are you fundamentally insecure? Perhaps overly competitive? Consider Jeff, a very successful financial manager. He also has an obsessive personality. This leads him to spend every minute of his free time reading articles and abstracts about the companies in which he is considering investing. Jeff’s… Read more »
There is a seemingly innocent little word that can cause great damage to your job prospects and career path, according to a recent CNN article. “Try” seems innocuous, but for current employers and potential bosses, it can raise serious red flags. Why? Perhaps it is because “try” seems to lack real commitment. Along your career… Read more »
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