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Business leadership: Change is good

Change Is Good…Now You Go First (Part 1 of 2)

Here are some of my favorite change quotes: Changing things is central to leadership. If you are a leader, you will continually deal with change…because you are trying to convince people to go forward and to go forward means there is movement and whenever there is movement there is change.   Leaders have to get their …

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The 3 Point Solution to Improve Performance and Address One of a Leader’s Biggest Frustrations

Have you ever had somebody on your team that’s withdrawn or someone whose performance has dropped and you just know that there is something going on? Isn’t that one of the most frustrating things we deal with as leaders? If our employees would just tell us the problem, we could fix it and help improve …

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Workplace Communication Helps Align Perceptions with Reality

By Sally Ann Moyer Many of us grew up with the age-old adage of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’re taught to see past the surface level and look for beauty beyond skin deep. However, our initial judgments often ignore pleasantries when evaluating first impressions. It’s part of why dress codes are important …

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Forget Me Not: Simple Tricks to Remember Names

By Sarah Watson Contributing author: Deiric McCann How many times have you been introduced to someone new and just seconds later when it comes time to introduce them to someone else you’ve forgotten their name? It’s embarrassing, to say the least. It can also make you look unprofessional and uninterested. All it takes is a little extra …

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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, average, and poor.” It doesn’t …

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