Inspiration

Step Out of the Shade and Into Your Talents

Posted by on May 15, 2013

As leaders, we may face situations where we cannot hire any more talent to ensure project success. How then can we work with what we have got? Ask these 4 questions of your current resource to uncover the many hidden talents among your leaders, team members, even within yourself.

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Using Values to Guide Business Strategy, Keep Employees Engaged and Grow Your Business

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Harvard Professor Kanter highlights a new model for companies to rise above the global economic crisis - to serve society, reward shareholders and employees. So why must values be part of this model? These 4 key points bring values into business strategy, employee engagements and business growth.

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Gut or Wallet: Which Matters More When Motivating?You Might Be Surprised.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."Ralph Waldo Emerson Career analyst Daniel Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. Follow this link to learn more about Daniel Pink and why you should listen to him. Video copyright TED...

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The Name of the Game? Integration.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013

Teamwork and integration is a necessity today to improve the customer experience. Just what do these organizational aspects entail? Here are 3 ways to coordinate your channels and touchpoints to improve these aspects.

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Bumble Bees, Airplanes Helping NOLA Minority Youth Soar

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013

 "Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." Mary Kay Ash, (1918-2001), pioneer for women in business   About one year ago, Captain Barrington Irving took off from Opa Locka airport inside the cockpit of Inspiration II, a plane built entirely by Miami high school students in the Experience Aviation Build & Soar Summer Program.   How cool would it be to be the program manager helping the minority youth of Baton Rouge and New Orleans build and soar?   That opportunity for the right person crossed my desk today. Contact name and email is...

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Get and Make a Living: [Insert Reward]. Give and Make a Life: Priceless

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013

Many who share their time and experience are often pleasantly surprised to receive much more than their perceived givings. Just where can I start if I am interested to enrich the lives of those around me? Check out these 3 actionable items to connect with someone.

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What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013

The higher you are in the company, the fewer opportunities exist for honest and direct feedback. So can you really know how you are doing as a leader? Robert Kaplan recommends self-assessing (reflecting on) your performance as a leader and manager. Find out how you can do so periodically!

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Know Thy Partner: Three Client Types and How to Work With Them

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013

An interesting perspective to consider of the outset of each 'client' and / or organizational change.

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Self-Service Employee Engagement During Organizational Change

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

You can be frustrated at some point going through the organizational change. Paradoxically, why not face the challenge head-on to win in the game of managing change? Shape and engage your involvement with the skills you want to show or develop with these 4 steps!

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Loss: A Learning Opportunity with a Specific Purpose

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

Organizational change is not a mechanical process. It incurs losses and emotional difficulties. As a leader and a fellow colleague, what can you learn and do to assist your peers through the pain? Read about Kubler Ross' five stages of grief to better support them through each stage.

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