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Leadership and career
February 27, 2017

The Importance of Couching Your Strategy

By: Linda Henman On August 2, 2016 the Rio Olympics gave us a gift: the perfect metaphor for the intersection of absurdity and danger — a kayaker capsized after hitting a rogue sofa in Guanabara Bay.  Apparently, although highly skilled and highly trained, this particular kayaker had no knowledge or…
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Leadership and career
September 19, 2016

Successful, Yet Unhappy and Bored

By: Taunee Besson Q: I am a national sales manager of a medium-sized company. I rose from the ranks, overcoming every obstacle to attain my success. Yet my success is empty. I make a wonderful salary, am respected by my peers and enjoy a fine reputation in my industry. My…
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Leadership and career
July 13, 2016

Who is Really Responsible for Unethical Behavior?

By: Marcy Maslov You receive an email from Big Boss requiring you to complete mandatory supervisor training by the end of the month. You reply you’re exempt since you’ve been a supervisor for more than 20 years. Big Boss exempts you but nobody else can skip the training. How does…
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Leadership and career
June 8, 2016

Leading Today’s Diverse Workforce Requires New Management Skills

The modern workplace generally presents unique leadership challenges due to racial, age and educational background differences. As a result, senior executives have to find ways of effectively managing their employees. Fortunately, with the right leadership skills, senior executives would be able to address diversity challenges and improve performance at the…
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Leadership and career
June 1, 2016

The Many Tasks of a Project Manager

Time changes everything, including the way a project manager does his or her job. The fundamental aspects of project management have not changed because diligence, fluid communication skills, exact negotiating abilities, powerful motivators and effective decision-making are still expected. But some things have changed, making these professionals more of a…
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Leadership and career
April 22, 2016

Your Next Boss Could Be a Robot

Do you work for a robot? And no, I’m not referring to your supervisor’s lack of personality or sense of humor.  A recent report suggests that robots may soon be replacing humans in top management positions – even at the CEO level. Gulp! I don’t know about you, but while…
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Leadership and career
January 29, 2016

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Bosses

Weren’t you supposed to go to the gym three times this week? Hey, don’t feel bad. It’s the end of January, so right about now most of us have already started pooping out on our New Year’s Resolutions. After all, breaking bad habits and replacing them with good ones takes…
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Leadership and career
January 13, 2016

5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones to Drive Profit

By: Kirill Storch No matter the product, service, industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom-line-driven. And there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes the productivity…
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September 4, 2015

Age of the Telecommuter: Managing Remote and Virtual Teams in the Digital World

In a traditional professional work environment, workers drive to an office where they sit in a cubicle from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while they finish their daily tasks, then proceed to go home to their family and have the rest of the day for personal pursuits. This way of…
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July 22, 2015

What Can You Do When Your Boss is Unresponsive?

By: Taunee Besson Q: For the past three years, I’ve worked for a manager who is a brilliant technician with no people skills. While I admire Dave’s technical expertise, his lack of communication is a real problem. Example: In the pat month, I have devoted my time almost exclusively to…
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