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Pat Heydlauff

Engage Your Workforce: Use Conversations Not Dissertations

By Pat Heydlauff Communication that successfully engages and focuses the workforce means getting off your soapbox so you are accessible. This means interaction and conversation – not unapproachable dissertation. Nineteenth century communication methods such as lecturing, impersonal written missives and top down delivered information result in workforces disengaging, productivity dropping, reduced performance and limited profitability. […]

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Gregg Gregory

Ten Tips for Solid Team Development

By Gregg Gregory I have been writing about teamwork for quite some time. I am often amazed at the questions I get about how to structure a team and how the team actually develops. The biggest challenge goes back to something that my father told me when I was in the third grade. He used […]

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Lee Ellis

Leading with Honor: Do You Have What It Takes?

By Lee Ellis Are you alarmed by the frequency of ethical scandals in recent years?  No doubt, you have seen the headlines about Wall Street greed, but ethical problems are just as prevalent on Main Street where bookkeepers, purchasing agents, and business owners violate the trust that others have placed in them.  Think of the […]

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Pat Heydlauff

A Business with a Soul Inspires and Motivates Its Workforce

By Pat Heydlauff Some businesses are born out of ideology and conviction. Others spring up out of necessity, to fill a void or meet a burgeoning need. Then there are those born out of innovation with a vision for the greater good that have soul – companies like Apple, Disney and Ford.  Steve Jobs, co-founder […]

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Eric J. Romero

Hooked on Experience

By Eric J. Romero “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein How much experience do you have is a question that is often posed to job applicants, and lack of experience is the main reason why many applicants do not get an interview. It also prevents entrepreneurs from getting access to capital to start […]

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Gregg Gregory

Leaders Play a Major Role for the Employee

By Gregg Gregory Think of the best boss you have ever had in your adult work life. Now what are the top three reasons you said this is your best boss? If you are like many you answered with statements like: Lead by example Encouraged everyone Rewarded fairly Held me accountable Empowered me Now either […]

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Joelle K. Jay

Become a Better Leader: Commit to Continuous Learning

By Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D. In order to excel in your work, in your life, or as a leader, you need to commit to continuous learning. Many leaders know this, but many more are missing the opportunities for powerful learning that could really help them get ahead on their goals. Leaders are encouraged to learn […]

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Pat Heydlauff

The Engaged Workforce: Who is Responsible?

By Pat Heydlauff Walt Disney once said, “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” He understood perfectly whose responsibility engagement was – it was his. He was a hands-on leader, personally involved and engaged with his workforce. Engagement […]

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Esther Francis Joseph

The 3 A’s: Ingredients for a Peaceful Office Life

By Esther Francis Joseph With many different personality types in an office setting, the workplace can either be a pleasant place to be or hostile territory. A lot depends on the dynamics and interactions between personnel. When a coworker has done something inappropriate in their role as a manager or as an employee, destructive emotions […]

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Eric J. Romero

Lead Unconventionally and Beat the Competition

By Eric J. Romero Leaders inspire people to do amazing things; the type of things that their followers would not do on their own. With leadership, a vision and competitive advantage becomes reality. The more change an organization is facing, the greater the need for leaders. The more flexible a firm must be to survive […]