The Art of Leadership: Part One
by Liz Bywater, PhD - Feb, 2007
How do we begin to understand the art of leadership and its indisputable importance in today’s world? Research, theory, and general musings on the topic can be found in abundance. In fact, if you were to do an online search of “leadership,” you’d find literally millions of entries. We tried this recently and unearthed 173,000,000 on Google alone. We read, hear, and talk about leadership all the time. We read about the execu...
A Leadership Checklist: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Feb, 2007
No matter how successful and talented you are, you’ve made mistakes and have acquired some bad habits. Some are old; others have seemingly popped up overnight. Behaviors that may have worked well for you in the past can render you ineffective in the present. Perhaps you’re dissatisfied with your performance review. Maybe you’re bothered by a nagging feeling that you’re not at your peak. It’s time to wake up. Even outstandin...
Mars and Venus in the Workplace: Gender Differences at Work
by Janet Stoffer - Feb, 2007
Effective Communication – it’s tough to succeed in the workplace without it. But different people have different styles… Susan is a manager at a mid-sized manufacturing facility. One day, John, her boss, dropped by to visit her and witnessed the following exchange. Susan was talking to Lisa, one of her direct reports. “Do you think you could finish this report by Friday morning? I’d certainly appreciate it. And also...
Get The Competitive Advantage - Invest In Yourself!
by Liz Bywater, PhD - Jan, 2007
Now more than ever, savvy business owners, managers, and senior executives are discovering the benefits of working with a coach. Whether top performers looking to accelerate their progress, entrepreneurs navigating the rugged terrain of self-employment, or new managers learning the interpersonal complexities of their work, smart business people are reaching the same conclusion. Mentoring fuels success. Call it coaching or c...
The 20 Annoying Workplace Habits You Need to Break Now
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jan, 2007
Winning too much: The need to win at all costs and in all situations -- when it matters, when it doesn’t, and when it’s totally beside the point. Adding too much value: The overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion. Passing judgment: The need to rate others and impose our standards on them. Making destructive comments: The needless sarcasms and cutting remarks that we think make us sound sharp an...
Your Value Proposition is Critical for Job-Finding Success
by Mark Hovind - Jan, 2007
Poke your head in a decision-maker’s door and watch what happens next. He or she will look up from the desk and ask: What do you want? What good are you ... exactly? What makes you so special? Why should you get the big bucks? Why should I waste my valuable time talking to you? Why should I care that you even exist? Why should I do anything at all?If you provide clear, concise and compelling answers to these question...
One Big Happy Family
by Barbara Giamanco - Jan, 2007
Get the edge by hiring and retaining the right employees for your business. A new business owner confessed to me once that her company was growing so fast, she felt she just had to get a body in the door. After living through the pain of a very disastrous hire – the kind that almost destroyed her business – she has a brand new perspective on the situation. Most people are unaware of the significant costs associated with r...
The #1 Killer in Corporate America: Bad Leadership
by Eva Jenkins - Jan, 2007
Companies are dying by the thousands at the hands of “killer” executives who create a corporate culture that literally pushes leaders out the door and eviscerates a business.The 2007 employment market will be rich in opportunities for millions of job seekers who are no longer satisfied with their current positions. Companies that fail to keep their employees --including their senior executives --engaged “will create a fast-mo...
Executive Failure: A Look at the Dark Side
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2006
Why have some very smart executives failed in recent years, bringing down whole companies, costing billions of dollars, and causing incredible losses to shareholders, customers and employees? What can be learned to avoid such huge failures? Recent corporate scandals and bankruptcies reveal that some CEOs fail on such a scale that they bring the company down with them. Enron, Iridiuim, Webvan, WorldCom, and Tyco are examples...
Human Relationships at Work: The Untapped Frontier
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2006
"Today we are faced with the pre-eminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships." —Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1945 Leaders and managers can study, train and be coached. But if they fail to work on their interpersonal skills, they will not succeed when given more complex responsibilities. The ability to relate to and connect with others helps confer influence and leade...
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