Helping New Leaders Succeed from the Start

March 5, 2019

  Every day, someone gets promoted to be “the boss.” Often, they get promoted from within a team to lead a team of former peers and friends. This is a situation fraught with challenge and offers great opportunity.   This promotion is often awkward both for the new leader and their team members. Far more…

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How Managers Can Become Career Agents

October 18, 2016

The concept of a career agent isn’t new or novel. At some point or another, everyone has worked alongside a career agent. You know the type: The great managers of people in your organization that genuinely care about the future of their colleagues. They not only know their employee’s career goals; they do everything in…

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3 Tips to Make More Time for Learning

June 28, 2016

In any given week, employees dedicate about 1% of their time to learning and development. I did the math, during the average 40-hour workweek only 24 minutes can be carved out for learning. Yet, learning and development consistently rank as top priorities for both employers and employees.   People want to learn; they want to take…

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Embrace Change or Fall Victim to Irrelevance

April 19, 2016

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that “Change is the only constant in life,” and that is true more than ever in business. The pace of change seems to be moving faster than ever, and organizations of all sizes are struggling to stay ahead of the change or even keep up.   Compare the 2015 Fortune…

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5 Characteristics of Leaders People Want to Follow

February 18, 2016

It seems like everywhere you look there’s a new blog, report or book on leadership trends and tips. From Harvard Business Review research on how to be a stronger, better leader, to Inc. and Fast Company articles listing the common traits of truly exceptional people – leadership advice is in no short supply. Even our…

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ICYMI: 20 Things You Can Do To Help Your Career Before the New Year

December 18, 2015

Hard to believe it, but we are less than two weeks away from 2016! With a New Year comes resolutions, expectations, and (hopefully!) new opportunities. Whether you are feeling content in your current position or looking to make a move, the New Year is the perfect time to gain perspective and reprioritize your career goals…

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ICYMI: What amazing bosses do differently

December 11, 2015

  Take a break from your holiday shopping and dig into our favorite articles this week. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s this week’s top articles on leadership, management and company culture.   What Amazing Bosses Do Differently Job satisfaction is so heavily reliant on relationships we build with our bosses. In today’s ever…

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How to Develop Future Leaders

November 23, 2015

There’s a big difference between managers and leaders. Leaders listen, motivate and lead by example. They know how to gracefully navigate through difficult and often uncomfortable workplace situations.   Training and developing future leaders is consistently ranked as a top priority. Leadership training goes beyond communicating what leadership styles are important. You can’t just throw…

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#ICYMI: How to blow your boss’s mind and be a better manager

October 23, 2015

Career and management advice is in no short supply, but that’s probably for good reason. One Gallup study found that nearly 50% of people surveyed have quit their job to get away from their manager. That’s not good. So, in case you missed it (ICYMI), here are the top articles we found this week focused…

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ICYMI: How to be a better manager and not look dumb at work

October 9, 2015

Another day, another dollar! We know you’ve been busy with the hustle and bustle of work, don’t worry. In case you missed it (ICYMI) here are the top business, leadership and workplace musings that had us talking this week—all focused on being a better manager and not looking like an idiot at work!   Yikes!…

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