How to Improve Workplace Productivity and Communication

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Are your employees isolated in their cubicles, arguing in the conference room, or finding ways to collaborate and work productively together? As you move into the new year, you may wish to examine and reflect on the communication of your unit. Are interactions positive and helpful? Or are there some dysfunctional patterns at play? Workplace… Read more »

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Leadership and Development

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Legendary motivational speaker, author and trainer Zig Ziglea died this week at the age of 86. Ziglar, born Hilary Hinton Ziglar, was a native of Alabama, a World War II veteran and a speaker who shared the stage with global leaders including former US presidents and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Though Zigler’s philosophy was… Read more »

Employees and Leadership Capabilities

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For employees to commit to making improvements and changes within their organization, they need to have both trust in their leaders and a strong sense of job autonomy, according to a recent study from University of Illinois business professors Gopesh Anand and Dilip Chhajed. The problem with many initiatives focused on improvement in the workplace… Read more »

Improve Management Development With Increased Transparency

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We have access to a wide variety of instant information, right at our fingertips. We expect to be well-informed about anything and everything we care about. We can go into a store and do comparison shopping with the touch of a button on our smartphone. We can look up movie listings and reviews in line… Read more »

The Global Importance of Leadership Skills

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Leadership skills are more important than ever in the global marketplace, and companies are focused on hiring and retaining qualified, talented leaders. Staffing company Randstad interviewed 1,799 decision makers and human resources executives in 13 countries to compile the 2012 International Trends and Workplace Survey Report, which provides insights into the talent retention and development… Read more »

Incorporate Exercise to Increase Pay

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Are you looking for ways to boost your income in today’s uncertain times? One thing you can do is start to exercise. Yes, research shows that exercise boosts the average American man’s salary by 6 percent annually and the average American woman’s salary by 10 percent annually. Why such a jump in income from simply breaking… Read more »

Leadership Quotes from Ancient Philosophers

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It seems that every time you pick up a magazine or look at the new releases in a bookstore, there is a new groundbreaking trend in leadership and management strategies. New ideas are important and necessary for innovation and change, but sometimes we lose sight of the common sense wisdom that has endured for hundreds… Read more »

Leadership Skills From College Football’s Nick Saban

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In six short years, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has completely transformed the Crimson Tide and vastly raised their stock in the world of college football. How did this business major from West Virginia find such success in leading a foot ball team? A recent Fortune magazine article explains. At first it might seem odd to… Read more »

Develop Leadership Skills by Reading (For Fun)

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In our busy and highly connected world, it is becoming less and less frequent for professionals to make time for reading that is not work-related. Sure, you might read the Wall Street Journal, keep up with management and training blogs and read the occasional business book, but when was the last time you picked up… Read more »