3 Job Interview Tips to Show Off Your Leadership Skills

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Regardless of how long you’ve been in the working world, the words “job interview” are enough to send everyone from a new graduate to a seasoned manager into a cold sweat. If you are looking for a new job, there are some basic job interview tips that will help you feel confident and will convey… Read more »

5 Leadership Skills from “Everyone Leads”

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When you think of a leader, who comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a business leader, like Bill Gates, a political leader like Hillary Clinton, or the leader of a social movement, like Martin Luther King, Jr. Paul Schmitz, the CEO of Public Allies and the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up,… Read more »

The No. 1 Leadership Development Tip

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Are you sitting around scratching your head, pondering how to best flex your leadership development muscles, how to best take action, how to best succeed? Well stop thinking and start doing! A recent Forbes article by August Turak reveals one man’s experiences in leadership development – and the one surefire thing you can do to lead the… Read more »

Leadership Development Lessons from Margaret Thatcher

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Margaret Thatcher was a strong, intelligent woman who rose quickly to the top at a young age. Many people are talking about her leadership legacy as a result of the recent biopic The Iron Lady, and leadership development lessons do abound in a closer examination of Margaret Thatcher’s career and life, from the rise and… Read more »

Performance Management – Success is More than Luck

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Many individuals and businesses have a difficult time figuring out why some people are successful and others aren’t, why some businesses are sailing through the recession without problems, while others are having many financial difficulties. Believe it or not, success is more than luck alone. And a performance management strategy that encourages success is actually much… Read more »

Management Development Through Personal Responsibility

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Successful businesses generally have a lot of employees who are personally invested in the success of that company. But when we say “invested,” we aren’t talking about stock options; we are really talking about personal responsibility. One recent article details the desirability of cultivating the atmosphere of a close-knit neighborhood in the office. Art Markman explains:… Read more »

What Protests Teach Us About Management Development

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Lately, the news has been scattered with news of protests in New York City and around the world in relation to the Occupy Wall Street movement. This movement has emerged as a protest against economic inequality and the corporate status quo. It is not surprising that this movement has emerged in the midst of an… Read more »

10 Tips for Talent Retention

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For a few years now, hiring has been sluggish in many industries. It may continue to be so for a while as economic fears continue. In fact, 70 percent of respondents to a recent Harvard Business Review poll believe that despite our current steps toward economic recovery, another recession is not far behind. Such perceptions make… Read more »