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7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?

Follow the Lead of Your Staff

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Leaders need to listen carefully to their staff. While staff members may have come to a different conclusion than you would have given the facts involved, their advice should be followed unless you feel strongly they are wrong.

Mentoring Millennials for Management

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

If you're looking to bring out the very best in your organization's next generation of leaders, it's important to find creative ways to connect junior talent with more seasoned employees or leaders -- both through formal and informal mentoring arrangements.

A Glimpse Inside the Minds of 3 Business Leaders

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Have you ever wondered what today's business leaders think about? Tough questions must be asked almost every day in order to keep the business running smoothly.

5 Dumb Things Smart Salespeople Sometimes Do

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Dumb salespeople drag around tricks that used to work years ago: Remember the puppy-dog close? The forced two-option close? Smart salespeople communicate clearly, act authentically, and appreciate their customers sincerely.

Managing the New Ambitious: Leading Teams in Today's Entrepreneurial Minded World

Kira Makagon | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

Witnessing peers and co-workers leverage technology to become successful employees and entrepreneurs, today's employees are widely creative, entrepreneurial thinkers, looking for employment opportunities where they can stretch their innovative wings within their department, work and job.

When Social Media Doesn't Matter: Four Reasons to Tune Out Feedback

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

My point here is that in many situations, feedback -- be it the useful and actionable kind, the social media kind, or both -- isn't actually productive at all.

10 Big Things You're Not Noticing That Are Right in Front of You

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Noticing requires us to slow down, take a moment, and stay with a feeling rather that write it off or run away from it. Noticing asks that we dig in rather than dismiss. Noticing wants us to really live rather than let the moments pass us by.

The Mistakes Rookie Managers Make When They Fire Someone

Ellevate | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Ellevate

If they're flabbergasted, you haven't given them enough feedback on their performance. Which means you likely aren't giving your team enough feedback. Which means your team is likely performing sub-optimally.

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity.

Managers' Stress and Their Relationships With Employees: Lessons From Norway

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Many studies in recent years show the connections between positive, collaborative relationships at work; a positive, supportive management culture; and higher levels of creative, productive work.

What To Do When Your Best And Oldest Customer Isn't Happy

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You have a long relationship with this customer and it is exactly at this time they need to know that you're genuinely upset with whatever has developed. You need to take a breath before you engage with customer or staff. You also need to understand that giving up completely to whatever demands are made and make the situation go away is not always necessary.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

4 Reasons Smart Leaders Scrimmage

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Scrimmaging is as close to a real game as you can get without the hoopla, and it serves multiple functions in sports and at work.

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Why I No Longer Dread Annual Reviews at Work

Alan C. Fox | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Alan C. Fox

In the old days I would say to an employee after his or her first day on the job, "I've decided to renew your option. You can come back tomorrow." Today I cringe at the thought of how I would feel if my new boss of one day said that to me.

You Can Be Invisible, Even in a Visible Role

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Have you or someone you know been personally impacted by disengagement? Do you manage someone (or more than one) who isn't engaged? Is a loved one struggling to reconnect and reengage in all facets of their life?

Want to Change It? Scale It!

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

About three years ago I met with a team of teachers to discuss a common concern - student comportment. The teachers collectively felt that respect and...

Will You Have $1 Million at Retirement?

Steve Caldwell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
Steve Caldwell

Taking the time to plan what you will do with that extra income would be time well spent. It can mean having a comfortable retirement savings after a demanding career of hard work, allowing you to maintain the lifestyle desired.

Why Nagging Is Actually Great for Business

Diana Mackie | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

By periodically broaching the subject, or nagging, you will identify a potential problem or roadblock much earlier than if you wait until the due date to inquire as to the progress.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Since the dawn of business there has been a certain style of how and when work should be done. It flows from the top down: beginning with the organiza...

The Summer of Our Discontent

Kimon Valaskakis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Kimon Valaskakis

To paraphrase Churchill : Homo Sapiens will always eventually arrive at the right solution -- after trying everything else. Our question : how long and how many unnecessary deaths will it take ?

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

Leaders: Legal, Ethical or Right?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

When people decide to disregard their moral compass as the official business handbook, they begin to make up the rules as they go. Anything can happen, and the situation frequently proves to be a source of conflict.