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Use the “Grandma Test” to Boost Your Leadership Skills

Use the “Grandma Test” to Boost Your Leadership Skills No, you won’t find the “Grandma Test” in any of John Maxwell’s leadership books, but the test is a good one. “It’s a simple yet valuable approach,” says Bob Kaplitz, partner in the Rise Performance Group.  Kaplitz has interviewed a wide range of leaders — from …

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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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How to Communicate Your Leadership Brand

  How to Communicate Your Leadership Brand is often a matter of just telling your story. “Make that actually showing your story,” says Bob Kaplitz, an expert in leadership training and video storytelling that accelerates learning leadership.  Kaplitz, a partner in the Rise Performance Group, helps companies tap into their leadership potential. The power of …

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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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Press Release: Catapult Systems Turns to Rise Performance Group to Accelerate Growth of Managers’ Leadership Skills

DALLAS, April 3, 2013 – In an initiative to accelerate the growth of leadership skills among first and second level managers, Catapult Systems, a national IT consulting company, is now working with Rise Performance Group using the CheckPoint 360 leadership assessment tool. Catapult Systems, based in Austin, Texas, is growing quickly, adding scores of employees …

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Press Release: Members Choice Credit Union is Honing Top Executives’ Leadership Skills with Rise Performance Group Program

DALLAS, March 20, 2013 – Members Choice Credit Union of Houston is now using the Leadership System training program from Rise Performance Group to ensure that its top executives are strategically focused as the credit union continues its rapid growth. Rise Performance Group is delivering the Leadership System training throughout 2013 to the C-level management …

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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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10 Important Questions to Help Identify High Potential Leaders

By Dario Priolo According to research from the Corporate Executive Board, 40% of internal job moves made by people identified by their companies as “high potentials” end in failure. Many organizations make the mistake of looking simply at ability when assessing an employee for a management job. Think of the hot-shot sales rep or the …

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