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What Can Leaders Learn from the Growing Ebola Virus Crisis?

The ultimate test of leadership is a crisis. And that is what we have in one small corner of the city of Dallas right now, where people continue to deal with a very serious situation involving the deadly Ebola virus. What can we as leaders learn from the way this was handled? Well, let’s start …

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How to Guard Against the 4 Deadly Sins of Leadership

The latest financial reports were bleak. Leadership was challenged to act quickly…but didn’t. Within a year, the company filed bankruptcy. Within three years, this company that had been in business for 70 years was dissolved, with significant losses to bondholders, corporate vendors, and 16,000 employees. What killed this once-thriving multi-billion dollar company?   And, more …

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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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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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Becoming a Leader that People Want to Follow

By Jason Ingram One of the great debates about leadership centers on whether leaders are born or made. A 2012 study by Biola University in Los Angeles found that “the majority of researchers today believe that the origins of leadership go beyond genes and family to other sources. Work experiences, hardship, opportunity, education, role models, …

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Dealing with Difficult Employees

Author: Debra Arseneaux-Stewart, MA, LPC. How many times have you needed to have a difficult conversation with a co-worker or employee, and you find any excuse you can to avoid the confrontation? Even highly assertive people can struggle with difficult conversations, especially when it is with a difficult person. Ironically, an old Proverb suggests “avoid …

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Being Assertive in the Workplace

Author: Cathy Wellings How often have you heard the phrase, “It is a jungle out there!” These days, lifestyle coaches and corporate trainers abound who train professionals in becoming more assertive. “Stop being a pushover” they say. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” So how important is it to learn to be assertive at …

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Leaders: Employee Engagement Starts with You

By Diamond Richardson In our blog post last week, we examined how unengaged employees (due largely to a lack of trust in senior leadership) have major implications on your bottom line. Lost customers, absenteeism and lost productivity are just three of the many ways unengaged employees cost your company money. Modern Survey’s study on employee …

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