Tools & Techniques

Five ways to better listening…and leadership

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010

What do you feel is the single most important characteristic of a good listener? Apply these 5 ways to better listening in all the different roles of your life.

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Size Does Matter in Organizational Change

Posted by on May 17, 2010

When considering the impacts an organizational change may have, look up and down (direct reports, bosses) and also across the organization. Read how to develop a Stakeholder Analysis as part of the planning stage of your organizational change.

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On Being a Sibling: Pride, Appreciation, Embarrassment

Posted by on May 15, 2010

June 19, 2007 "E-Loyalty: I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Coleen Schwan for all the hard work she provided during the final development phase of the [ ] Project.  Coleen came on to the project at a very late stage and her unique ability to understand the business and technology needs aided in providing crucial information to the technology area during this final phase.  Her dedication to meeting project deadlines required a lot of communication and co-ordination between the business and technology owners.  Coleen has been a valuable asset to the project team. With great appreciation: [The Three Client Project...

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People Never Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010

Organizational change management is part art, part science, and executed one person at a time. Read this story impacted by Maxwell's quote. What matters most is to show you care!

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Why you should welcome the naysayer

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009

We need not view naysayers as obstacles. But just how can naysayers strengthen our nerves or sharpen our skill? By remaining objective and positive in your thinking, you will realize they can point out valid hurdles or challenges you haven’t seen!

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A book for your consideration: The Cycle of Leadership by Noel Tichy

Posted by on Dec 15, 2008

In his book, The Cycle of Leadership, Noel Tichy describes how we can build a world class "teaching" organization – one that develops leaders at all levels who, in turn, develop other leaders.

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Four Processes to Successful Retention

Posted by on Nov 15, 2008

Increased turnover in an organization can lead to an overall decrease in productivity and quality of work. James Champy offers 4 tips on an active approach to retain qualified employees.

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A Top Reason Why Americans Leave Their Jobs

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008

What is the #1 reason why Americans leave their jobs? Gallup research indicate - under-appreciation or the absence of recognition! Find out what praise and a simple pat on the back can achieve!

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NPR: Social Networking Technology Boosts Job Recruiting

Posted by on May 31, 2008

National Public Radio [NPR] presents LinkedIn as a social networking technology for recruiting and the retained executive search trade. Read the story on how to use LinkedIn as the primary means to finding opportunities.

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Want to Engage & Retain Your Best Employees? Try These 10 Sentences

Posted by on Apr 15, 2008

Praise can help you retain top employees, but just saying “You’re doing a good job” isn’t going to work! The most effective praise is detailed and relevant. To get you started, here are 10 “openers” that you can use to keep your praise specific.

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