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Management

21 Unmistakable Traits of a Heart-Centered Leader

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

Heart-centered leadership is not a singular gold standard or an ultimate pinnacle that only a rare few can achieve. It lies in your ability to stop, go inward, and reflect on the course of action that you know is the right one rather than succumbing to external pressures and circumstances.

Should Employees Review Their Bosses?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Asking your employees for a review is an amazing opportunity for you to grow as a leader and manager. Just keep an open mind, write down any feedback, and be willing to change.

How to Attract, Retain, and Develop Millennial Employees

Josh Cline | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Josh Cline

Figuring out how to work with the "Millennial" generation has often been a pain point for me at my strategic marketing and PR firm. The reason comes from the different experiences between millennials and those, like me, who were born in the 1970s or earlier.

You Lead Volunteers (Whether You Like It Or Not)

David Dye | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
David Dye

What did you do when you got to work this morning? Did you dive in with passion or ease into the day? Did you do the easy things first or did you tackle a thorny problem with creative energy?

David Ogilvy's Contrarian Management Advice

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

For Ogilvy, many of his finest learnings on management came from an early job working as a chef in Paris. His experiences there would later establish the principles that were embedded in the Ogilvy & Mather agency.

4 Reasons Why Employees Should (Gracefully) Say No To Managers

David Hassell | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
David Hassell

For some people, saying "yes" is more of a nervous tick than an actual consideration -- the feel-good rush of stepping up to the plate and being the dependable one.

Teamwork

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Workers on every level of employment need to realize how important they are -- that they play a significant, vital, and necessary role in what makes the United States of America uniquely successful.

Training Minds for Better Teambuilding

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Many organizations, including nonprofits and schools, prioritize team building and invest in team building programs or special events to strengthen co...

Do What You Want Them to Do: Management Lessons from the Toddler Trenches

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you want your employees to be output-focused, be output-focused with them. If you want them to be kind but firm, be kind but firm. If you want them to make clear decisions and stand by them, make clear decisions and stand by them.

Escalation: A Failure of Sorts

S. L. Young | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Escalation shouldn't be used as a threat. Escalation -- instead -- should be used as a final invitation to negotiate prior to moving an issue to the next level for review.

5 Secrets to Millennial Happiness at Work (Hint: It's Not About Salary)

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

Beginning in 2015, millennials -- the first generation of digital natives with plenty of creativity and prized technical skills -- will be the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Here are a few steps managers can take to court and keep this generation.

Management: Your Version, Your Team's Version, and the Truth

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

There are very few people, if any, who like being micromanaged. The discrepancy between managing and micromanaging is simple, a perspective difference -- the perspective of the business owner and perspective of the team members.

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Military Veteran?

Quora | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Quora

I am going to speak as a Marine and a former hiring manager. I was once a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with two Iraq tours and have worked in the retail, real estate, the tech industry start-up and education sectors.

Why We Need to Seek Out Feedback -- Even When it Hurts

Karen Frankola | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

The important lesson for her is that a boss who gives you specific, performance-based feedback is a tremendous gift. Here's how my conversation went with my wounded friend.

Does Your Manager Like People?

Ellevate | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Ellevate

There are good managers and not-so-good managers and great managers. Think about some of the great managers you have worked with -- what made them great? Most likely you were able to develop a relationship built on trust that enabled you to learn and grow and feel valued.

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture With Freelance Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Organizational culture is dynamic. As the centerpiece of culture among your organization's workforce, you can make a tremendous impact. Start with yourself, and take time in selecting and nurturing your freelance workforce. Above all else -- remember that talent is not expendable, in-house or not.

One Thing I Would Change

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

If I could change one thing about today's landscape, it would be to bring more women into the sphere of leadership. Why?

What's Your Potential to Be Profound as a Leader?

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

I've lost more sleep over words than from any illness, work, or obligation in my life. Words that I wish I'd said and didn't. Words that I've said and wished I hadn't.

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control.

Kim Bhasin

Why Your Boss Is Afraid To Give You A Raise, According To One CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, pays his salespeople an average of $50,000 a year -- more than double the retail industry average of less tha...

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Stepping Back Into the Workforce

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 01.02.2015 | Business
Magnolia Ripkin

The specific subgroup of applicants that I am thinking about today is one needing some advice methinks. Let's call them the "Time Travellers" group of workforce re-entries. They last worked some time ago, and are trying to hop back on to the working world.

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The annual EDUCAUSE conference is where innovative higher educatio...

What Employees Want and How to Give It to Them

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

You want to be generous and flexible with your employees. Why wouldn't you? Everybody is working harder. Everybody is under more pressure. Everybody needs more than what they are getting.