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How Good Are Your Management Skills? Part 1

Posted October 15th, 2013 in Assessments, Quizzes, Leadership Smarts, Performance & Skill Boosters, Talent Smarts | No Comments »

Are you getting the best out of your team? To be a great people manager, you must have an extensive set of skills – from planning and delegation to motivation and communication. Because the skill set is so wide, it’s tempting to continue using the skills you’re already comfortable with. But, for your long-term success, […]

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Stop the Blame Game: Get Everyone on the Same Page

Posted October 11th, 2013 in Business Smarts, Leadership Smarts, Performance & Skill Boosters, Talent Smarts | No Comments »

Most leaders know it’s important to work with their team to define goals, but the conversation shouldn’t stop there. You also need to agree on the mechanics of how the team will get the work done. Here are four things that must be clear to every team member. 1. Roles and Responsibilities. Every member needs […]

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What Stops You From Leadership Success?

Posted October 8th, 2013 in Inspiration & Humor, Leadership Smarts, Performance & Skill Boosters, Success & Blooper Stories | No Comments »

What Do These People All Have in common? Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Abraham Lincoln lost six elections before being elected to office. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because, he was told, he lacked creativity. Steven Spielberg applied to USC Cinema […]

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Don’t Get Caught In the Peter Principle!

Posted October 3rd, 2013 in Assessments, Quizzes, Career Smarts, Leadership Smarts | No Comments »

A reader asked for leadership advice on this situation.  “A new position, which will be a promotion, has just opened up in my business unit. It sounds very exciting even though I haven’t had much experience in that kind of responsibility. But I have a good track record and colleagues are urging me to go […]

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How Often Do You Find Yourself Running Out of Time? Part 2

Posted September 24th, 2013 in Assessments, Quizzes, Business Smarts, Leadership Smarts, Performance & Skill Boosters | No Comments »

For many, it seems that there’s just never enough time in the day to get everything done. Are you one of them? Did You Take the Time Management Quiz in Part 1? What was your score? What elements of time management do you need to work on? Here are the top five with suggestions on how […]

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