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Effective Leadership and Management

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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hourglass: getting 60 hours of work out of a 40 hour work week

How To Work Less But Achieve More In A 40 Hour Work Week

They still call it a 40-hour work week, but in the competitive business world today, not many people can get away with putting in just 40 hours. For most people in positions of responsibility, it’s probably closer to 60 hours. But what if you could motivate your team to generate 60 hours worth of work …

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Be a Victim or Be a Hero: It’s Your Choice

If you’ve been a leader for very long, you have no doubt heard these complaints from the people on your team, explaining why they aren’t successful: “I need to hire more people. There’s just too much work and we’re overwhelmed.” “This project isn’t a good fit for my team. They’re just not motivated to really …

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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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Who Stands Out?

Try to answer this question posed in a recent business conversation: Who stands out domestically as a leader with great integrity? The question was met with…silence. Mark Fenner, president of Rise Performance Group, summed up the concerns of many when he said, “We believe there’s a dearth of leadership in our country.” And Rise partner …

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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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How Successful CEOs Avoid 8 Common Flaws of Incompetent Managers

By Diamond Richardson We have previously identified the eight signs of incompetent management. Letting these issues go unaddressed can halt the growth of your organization. Managers are responsible for so many critical tasks – supervising employees, making sure tasks are completed and keeping everyone engaged – that if they are not doing their jobs right, …

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What One Super Bowl Coach Can Teach Us about Effective Management Skills

By Diamond Richardson One of the interesting topics of discussion about Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII was the face-off between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens was a family affair, at least for the Harbaugh family. Jim Harbaugh is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and his brother, John Harbaugh, is the Raven’s …

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3 Steps to Help Your Managers Prepare for Difficult Conversations

By Dario Priolo During times of budget challenges and uncertainty, supervisors might be experiencing an increase in the number of difficult conversations with their staff. These could include delivering bad news about an employee’s job, informing staff about work restructuring, or discussing other complicated and stressful work situations. 1. Preparing for the conversation Before going …

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