Monthly Archives: July 2015

Better Team Meetings … “3 Us”

Every organization assigns performance goals to its associates. It is the role of the supervisory and management team to help their associates achieve and possibly surpass these goals or milestones. As a result, status and performance meetings are necessary to

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Persuasion and Influence … Successful Strategies!

A successful professional must be adept at persuading others. Whether it’s asking team members to be more productive, negotiating a contract or agreement or convincing prospective customers to purchase a product or service, your persuasion skills are well worth developing.

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The Technical Ladder … remember that?

Lisa Quast wrote a blog post for the Forbes Magazine that discussed the idea that a career professional should not have to be a people manager to have a successful career. Lisa offered some examples of career paths and jobs

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Advance Your Career … too!

Dorie Clark is the author of Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. His point is “In an increasingly competitive marketplace, how do you get noticed and build a powerful reputation?” He interviewed

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7 Great Rules of Listening

The Focused Discussion Method can help you prepare for any number of situations, such as meeting with a prospective or current client, presenting new ideas to a group, or having a serious performance discussion with a team member or associate.

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Consensus, Commitment and Personal Responsibility

When group members work closely over a long period of time, the members forge a close involvement with each other and they are very committed to what they are doing. They will help each other, personally and professionally. They have

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Don’t Abandon Your Project … Close it!

It is nearly impossible to work any project through to completion without making changes. Small projects are no exception. Generally, changes and revisions must be incorporated into the plan and workload or you are heading for trouble. One way to

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