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Leadership Looks Different on Many Levels: Understanding Action Logic

Over the years, there have been multiple studies done on types of leaders, personalities of leaders, and style of management. According to a 25-year study done by The Harvard Business Review (HBR), there is something else that sets leaders apart. They state, “Rather it’s their internal ‘action logic’—how they interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is challenged.” Unfortunately, most leaders are not aware of their own action logic, let alone try to change it. According to HBR, leaders who take the time to understand this concept of ac ( . . . . . . . . )

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Why Instructing is an Important Skill to Have

A job candidate who can follow instructions successfully is valuable in the workplace. However, a candidate who can give instructions successfully possesses an exceptional skill that employers quickly notice in a job interview. Instructing means: teaching or reinforcing information, a process, or operation to others. It’s a top skill used to w ( . . . . . . . . )

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Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills or Risk Losing Managers

Employers are putting more time and money into testing out job applicant’s personality traits. Why? There’s a hidden cost to any soft skill deficit in middle management. The truth is, most people are not 100% prepared for the job the sign on for. As they advanced in their careers, and may begin ( . . . . . . . . )

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6 Ways to Conduct a Successful Interview

When you think about a job interview, most will think about preparation the candidate needs to do to succeed—researching the company and hiring managers, studying the job description, etc. The tips for job seekers are endless. However, some of the same advice also holds true for employers responsible for interviewing. In order to get the most out of an interview, ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Things Successful People do After a Long Weekend

A long weekend means three blissful days without emails, meetings and business calls, making snapping out of weekend mode that much harder. There’s a lot to be said about how you should plan out the days that follow a long weekend. When you’re coming back from some time off and yo ( . . . . . . . . )

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Give the Gift of Mentoring This Holiday Season

Want to give an employee or colleague a gift but aren’t sure what to give? How about something they’ll appreciate for a lifetime: the gift of mentoring. As Marshall Goldsmith wrote on the topic of his book, Managers as Mentors: Building Partnership ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Difficult Personalities in the Workplace + How to Manage Them

As a manager, even if you have a “dream team,” being effective with your people has its challenges. When you oversee difficult employees, those challenges grow exponentially. Success in any industry comes from the ability to manage relationships and make connections with people who are different than you. It’s a blurry line, but difficult personalities can grow to be such a problem, they can threaten to derail productivity. While every situation is different, learning a ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Principles of the Leader-Leader Method

Kevin Ruda, Our Senior Business Development Manager, shared his thoughts on taking on a Leader-Leader method in the workplace: Any organization wants each one of their employees to be engaged and be a leader to find solutions to maximize productivity and organizational excellence.  Traditional leadership models say that organizations need central, strong leadership people to take command and control ov ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Steps to Communicate Effectively with Your Team

The value of communication between team members can’t be overstated. Effective communication practices build rapport and trust between colleagues, increases efficiency, facilitates innovation, and can foster a happy workplace. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to set expectations and rectify communication issues with your workers. Once the l ( . . . . . . . . )

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6 Habits of Extremely Likable People

Too many people succumb to the belief that having charisma comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control and something you can improve. Whether it’s on a job interview, or succeeding in your current role, below are 6 habits of extrem ( . . . . . . . . )

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