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Leadership Lessons from Sounds of Silence + Simon & Garfunkel

  Interviews with legends in their field take on even more significance about the meaning of leadership when you haven’t listened to them in years. Bob Kaplitz, Partner with Rise Performance Group, interviewed Simon & Garfunkel for his college radio show back in 1967.  That was before a movie called “The Graduate” was released with …

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A Wonderful Leadership Quality of Serena Williams

What impressed Bob Kaplitz about Serena Williams wasn’t so much her tennis skills.  They’re great, of course.  What’s impressive is her influence on others.  And that, according to leadership guru John Maxwell, is what leadership is.  No more.  No less. Serena Williams is a person of influence, so Kaplitz wanted to capture a testimonial about …

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Leadership Qualities of a Journalism Icon: Walter Cronkite

The former anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite”was often referred to as the most trusted man in America.  He was a longtime champion of journalism values. Cronkite was the recipient of a Peabody Award, the William Allen White Award for Journalistic Merit, an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television …

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Why Do Good People Underperform?

By Mark Fenner Why Do Good People Underperform? For a new hire, you may now be wondering what you saw in that person in the first place. For existing staffers, there may be a change for the worse in their performance, and you’re puzzling over why. There are a few general reasons why someone is …

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TDECU Embraces Rise Performance Group Assessment Tools to Enhance Hiring, Job Moves

DALLAS, July 29, 2013 – TDECU, one of Texas’ largest credit unions, is now using powerful job candidate assessment tools from Rise Performance Group in its insurance and investment divisions, to optimize its hiring and internal promotion and transfer decisions. TDECU, the largest credit union in the Houston area, serves 170,000 members through 32 branches …

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Don’t Fire ‘Em – Fire ‘Em Up! 21 Days to a Winning Motivated Team

By Aoife Gorey Will you give up ten minutes each day for the next 21 days to fire up your team like never before? The sooner you can launch a new employee into productivity, the better off you will be. Employees want management they can look up to, not management that looks down on them. …

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Get Proactive About Communication Failures

By Jason Ingram “What we’ve got here is [a] failure to communicate.” This famous line from the 1967 movie, “Cool Hand Luke,” is so simple, yet it conveys a powerful message that almost everyone can relate to, particularly in business settings. Effective communication, as a necessary and desired trait, rears its head in nearly every …

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