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Social Media: The Benefits Of Bigger And Better

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, turned the world upside down in 2004, when he made a way to share everything online. At the tips of your fingers, you could access photos from people in London, have a conversation with someone in New York and post and share information for the world to see from

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Employee Engagement the Key to Success

A common complaint within the workplace these days is, “there is no communication around here. Nobody ever tells us what’s going on.” So everybody feels that it’s a communication problem. But on closer inspection we find that the problem is not a lack of messaging but rather a lack of engagement. The workplace has become

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Good Resolutions and Lack of Conflict

Good Resolutions and Lack of Conflict is Only Possible with Good Management By Bob Foley, CEO – 360 Talent Advisors Unfortunately, conflict appears in our professional and personal lives and must be dealt with. Workplaces are common ground for conflicts that must be controlled before it gets out of hand. Unfortunately, weak management will run

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence By Chip Wilson, CEO – 360Solutions Emotional intelligence is one of my most valued leadership skills, and is behind any personal or professional development training I’ve done. Emotional intelligence is defined as “the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions,” and in order to move forward as an organization one must frame the

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Why Leaders Must Be Strong AND Gentle

Back when I started my career (insert Dark Ages joke here), we were always taught that leaders were “strong,” not just in business but in society overall¬—family, religion, politics. However, as I moved through my career, I was fortunate to work with many of what I would consider great leaders (and just as many awful

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Top 5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Mind the Say-Do Principle. If your actions don’t align with your words, it’s a cause for destruction.  Communication is all about trust, and it’s better to say nothing until you’re certain that your actions will also follow through. Vow for Simplicity.  Information is thrown around 24/7, making simplicity not only powerful, but also necessary.  Effective

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Leadership must be earned. But first, it must be taught.

During one of our recent webinars, one of our attendees posed this question: “How do you handle those in management positions who push down future leaders because of their own personal agenda to be promoted?” Great question. We’d all love to think this type of manager only exists in Hollywood movies, but sadly it’s probably

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Performance Dashboards

Performance dashboards are very valuable to a slew of professionals far and wide.  They are basically a tool which allows companies to transform their goals and expectations into actual strategies, actions and tasks that are different for each person within the company.  This allows each person to have customized tasks which they must accomplish in

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Leadership: Who’s Trainable?

The ubiquitous question: Can anybody be trained (or better phrased, learn) to become a leader? From my perspective – NO! Many yes, possibly most, but not anybody. Another way of asking the question: Who’s trainable and who’s not? The prerequisite to this entire topic is about intent; given a potential leadership candidate, do they want

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Defining Your Integrity

Must leaders have integrity? Most people would say they do without hesitating. However, defining integrity is not black and white. Integrity is not something that is defined in a book. It’s not something that’s defined by someone else. Integrity is you deciding what’s important to you. As a leader, how do you perceive integrity? What

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