Monthly Archives: July 2014

Professional Groups … Do You Add Value?

Josh Patrick, a professional colleague, shared his thoughts on contributing to and benefiting from the group memberships that most of us have. As most of you have, I’ve been involved in many groups throughout my professional career. Like John, I

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Decision Making Styles … 1,2,3,4!

I synthesized some interesting research when I was developing a Decision Making Course. If you are a manager or supervisor in your organization, you must make a number of decisions. It is also your responsibility to make decisions that are

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What’s Not in a Job Description?

The chance to succeed in your job, and in your career, often comes down to the possession of technical skills and soft skills. Irrespective of your industry or position soft skills influence the way you interact with others, your manager,

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What Does Google Know About Great Managers?

There is a fascinating bio on Larry Page, the co-founder and CEO of Google. The word is that for many years he was “anti-management”. The reason was that Google hired the most talented software engineers, and having a layer of

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Are You a Leader… or aspiring to lead?

Leadership is complex and many define it by saying, “I know it when I see it.” If you read or follow the biographies of many leaders there are a few traits or skills that seem to reveal themselves. Many books

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A Quality that Can t Be Trained …

I view leadership training as skills training. There are a few skills that, when performed before an audience, are perceived as charisma. Here is the one skill that can’t be trained; character. It takes leadership with character to build an

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Had Your Presentation Booster Shot Yet!

Some find it far easier than others to present to an audience. Persuasion is powerful and when you do it well – it’s a win for your audience and a win for your business. Depending on the presentation’s purpose, a

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