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The True Key To Workplace Productivity

The True Key To Workplace Productivity

The True Key To Workplace Productivity In order to entice the most skilled employees, you need to stay on the cutting edge of workplace trends. We'll discuss some ways the workplace is changing and what you can do about it. You can make your workplace more job seeker...

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Three Ways Leaders Can Become Influencers

Three Ways Leaders Can Become Influencers

John Maxwell famously says, “Leadership is Influence.” Those who can effectively influence others are acting as leaders. But are all methods of influence appropriate for leaders? I may influence your decisions by giving you false or misleading information—is that kind...

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The Costly Gift of Employee Feedback

The Costly Gift of Employee Feedback

“I will not offer a gift that costs me nothing.” The biblical story of King David tells of a time when one of his subjects offered to freely give him the wood and oxen for a sacrificial offering to God (2 Samuel 24:24). David refused because a gift that did not cost...

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The Ideal Leadership Personality (Do you have it?)

The Ideal Leadership Personality (Do you have it?)

Which personality is best suited to leadership? Would you say it’s the assertive, confident, won’t-back-down Driver (high D)? Or is it the charismatic, empowering, can-do Influencer (high I)? Or maybe you see long-term success for the steady, unflappable, persevering...

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Leveraging Your Strengths

Leveraging Your Strengths

Donald Clifton of the Gallup organization helped the world to realize that we get a greater return from developing our strengths than from trying to fix our weaknesses. That’s a powerful insight that shifts the focus for leadership development: emphasize your...

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Using DISC for Your Virtual Team

Using DISC for Your Virtual Team

How do you build team spirit if you are not physically in the same space? According to a 2015 Gallup study, 37% of employees report having worked remotely. Technology allows us to do business from a home office, a hotel room, or anywhere there is cell service or...

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How to Identify the Right Candidate for the Job

How to Identify the Right Candidate for the Job

“That’s part of our problem right there. We don’t have any Implementers.”   I was sitting with the president reviewing graphs of his managers during the hiring process. Most of the sections around the group wheel had at least one employee in them: a couple of...

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Coaching Employees for Success

Coaching Employees for Success

You’ve probably noticed the trend towards mentoring and coaching employees.   In my work, I see more and more companies moving away from employee evaluations and towards a coaching/mentoring model. Instead of rating everyone on a 5-point scale, leaders are...

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How to Build Trust on Your Team

How to Build Trust on Your Team

When we launched the Stress Quotient last year to identify and measure stress at work, we learned that many people wrestle with trust issues on their teams.   Trust is like the oil that lubricates the moving parts of a machine. When trust is present on a team,...

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