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10 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Networking Efforts

By Jaylyn Schumpert In today’s society it is not uncommon to hear someone say “you have to get out and network”, or “it’s all about networking.” So, what exactly do they mean when they use the term ‘networking’? In the business world, networking means leveraging your professional and personal connections ...
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Inspiring Leaders Seek Input

Guest post by Deiric McCann In the largest study ever undertaken into what makes some leaders particular inspiring (400,000 employees rated their 40,000 managers on their ability to inspire) we found that formally polling people for their input on a regular basis was one of the most impactful habits a ...
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Microsoft’s Misstep: How to give employee feedback the RIGHT way

By Sarah Watson In a recent article by Vanity Fair, Microsoft’s recent failures were linked to a destructive management technique called stack ranking. Stack ranking is a performance measurement system that, in Vanity Fair's words, "forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, ...
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Leadership Derailment: How to Help Leaders Stay on Track

By Jaylyn Schumpert At some point in our career, we have, or will, all witness a moment when a leader behaves in a way that is counterproductive and self-imploding. He or she goes drastically off track and derails from what should be a promising career. In many ways it is ...
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What We Learned From Stephen Covey’s, “7 Habits…”

By Sarah Watson Dr. Stephen Covey, who wrote the 1989 best-seller, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", passed away on Monday. In addition to being an author, Dr. Covey was also co-founder of Utah-based professional services company FranklinCovey, and his message of success won him millions of followers worldwide ...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Employee Engagement

By Joe Corona Elevating Employee Engagement may not guarantee survival in these fiercely changing and challenging times but there is increasing evidence to indicate that organizations that invest in engagement are better positioned to elevate and sustain high levels of performance. How do they do that?  By creating a workplace ...
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Think Quick! Ten Off-the-Wall Job Interview Questions

By Jaylyn Schumpert The term “interview” can evoke several emotions in a person; some positive and some negative. Although a candidate may be excited about the job opportunity, a great deal of time is often required to properly prepare for an interview. Interview preparation usually includes: researching the company, studying ...
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Employee Utilization: 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your People

By Aoife Gorey Employee utilization seems to be one of those over-used business terms that poorly describes one of the most important elements in productivity. America’s Most Productive Companies know that successful employee utilization is an active ingredient for overall success. When human capital planning is at the top of ...
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Prepare Internal Talent! The Role of Successor Development

By Sarah Watson What will your business look like in five years? Will your products and services be the same? Will you be serving the same customer base in the same markets? What type of employees will you need to fulfill your goals? The foundation of your success depends upon ...
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