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February 4, 2015

My Boss is Evil (and 10 Other Career Excuses)

By: Dana Manciagli Why do so many hardworking employees suddenly turn evil — horns, pitchfork and all — the day they become a manager? Oh, I know: Because calling the boss evil is the go-to explanation for your career dissatisfaction. You and I know that it’s way easier to bash…
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December 30, 2014

Managing Change When Opposition is Thick

Change is hard.  It's why the status quo is so pervasive.  Above all else, we fear what we don't know or understand; this applies as much to our professional lives as our personal lives.  Any leader who has sought to drive their organization forward has necessarily felt some pushback from…
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December 18, 2014

Leadership: Top 5 Attributes for a Strong Executive Presence

By: Maurice Gilbert In the most recent survey of our clients, we asked about the top attributes they look for to evaluate a professional’s executive presence. Listed below are the top five attributes: Verbal presentation skills: Specifically, they evaluate the executive's energy and enthusiasm when he speaks. Effective leaders must…
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November 21, 2014

Middle Managers and Hermit Crabs

By: Sean Nealon Researchers find ideas from middle managers are less likely to be passed to company leaders in organizations with more hierarchy. Ideas from mid-level managers that can benefit an organization are less likely to be passed up to superiors as hierarchy in the organization increases, according to a…
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October 29, 2014

Motivating Your Staff: Continuous Feedback

By: Maurice Gilbert When I was a tennis coach, I would begin a training session with my student by communicating my objectives to her in advance of hitting the first ball.  All throughout the lesson, I would provide relevant feedback so she would be able to make adjustments.  Invariably, progress…
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October 24, 2014

What Happens When a Talent Pool Dries Up?

By: Maurice Gilbert It used to be that past performance was the best predictor of future success.  Perhaps not so anymore. Executive search firm Egon Zehnder partnered with Harvard Business School to survey sizable organizations across diverse industries and locales and found that we are entering a new era of…
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July 29, 2014

Having the “Difficult Chat”

It’s only natural to want to prolong a confrontation or an uncomfortable discussion, but it’s a leader’s job to address issues head on.  The longer a problem continues, the more difficult it will be to correct improper conduct and help staff to improve their performance.  Small course corrections are far…
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May 29, 2014

What Makes a Great Boss?

If you've had the good fortune to serve under a phenomenal leader, I'll bet you knew it at the time.  And yet, exactly what it was about that person that made them such a joy to work for them, that x-factor, probably wasn't as clear.  Effective managers are necessarily great…
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May 28, 2014

CEOs Who Walk the Walk

Today we feature a post from Michael Volkov, CEO and owner of The Volkov Law Group, former federal prosecutor and expert in all things related to compliance, internal investigations and enforcement. Please enjoy this piece from Mr. Volkov on the importance of leading with integrity. -- Maurice Gilbert “Honesty: the…
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May 21, 2014

5 Ways to Separate Fact from Fantasy

Baloney and blarney share more than similar letter configuration. Each denotes a kind of communication that servers the speaker, but not the listener. More sweetened and humorous, blarney uses flattery to deceive and beguile, while baloney does both without the witty flavor. But the outcome remains the same. The listener…
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