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5 Signs You're Not a Good Leader: What You Can Do About It Now

Greer Wignall | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Greer Wignall

Far too many managers in business these days send an email and think that's the end of their involvement in the matter. Not so, my friend.

How to Make Team Goals That Work

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Think back to your early experiences as a manager - your "Management 101 class". You were probably given some training or direction on goal setting. It was likely a variation on the SMART acronym, and you would have been told that goals are good because having targets motivates people.

Bob Dylan Got It Right

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Whether dealing with our families, our employees or with our customers, the story is the same - our character defines us - it defines us in our personal lives and in our lives at work. It is who we are.

Feelings and Emotions Affect Workplace Performance

Glenn Riseley | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Glenn Riseley

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and business leaders alike, and in today's knowledge economy, productivity is determined purely by the energy and creativity of the people who get things done every day.

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

A Little Sports Wisdom for the Holidays

Ken Reed | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

I need to reflect annually about what sports can be when our egos are tamed and we're led by our souls. It's a great time to appreciate and be grateful for sport at its best. That's why I need Thanksgiving.

Service Excellence: It's Not Just for Holiday Shopping

Pam Lyra | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Pam Lyra

As a service professional, I used to find myself ranting about my terrible service experiences to friends and family. Then, one day I had a perspective change, and I began raving about my great service experiences -- to the persons who delivered them to me.

Moving: A Business and Biological Essential

Glenn Riseley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Glenn Riseley

If you've spent the last hour working through your emails before reading this, then your large muscle groups are already deflating, your metabolism has slowed, and your biological switch has flicked to the 'standby' position.

Teamwork

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | 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.

Are You an Entrepreneur or Employee?

Alex Pirouz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Just because you are self-employed and own a business, doesn't make you an entrepreneur. The difference between an entrepreneur and a business owner is the mindset of how you go about building your business.

Why You Can't Leave People to Their Own (Wearable) Devices

Glenn Riseley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Glenn Riseley

The hard truth is that leading a healthy lifestyle isn't about buying something, or wearing something, or consuming something. It's about doing something.

Build Strong Relationships

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The process of connecting with your professional team begins with becoming acquainted with them as individuals. Try to learn and understand their strengths and their goals, professional as well as personal.

Lights Go on Part XXIX: Teamwork

Thomas Bähler | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Right now I am in the midst of observing a philosophy turned formula being born to share with people everywhere. It is both daunting and exhilarating...

The Valuable Lesson About Aging I Learned From My Daughter's Soccer Team

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My 17-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she was 5. One year of club soccer sent her running back into the arms of our local AYSO -- something that had little to do with her skill set and more to do with just wanting to have fun at a sport she loves.

How to Become a Connective Leader Who Fosters Conviviality and Collaboration

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

To boost bonding among others so they are more apt to work (or play) well together, ask them, when together, to do two powerfully simple things that can be done rather quickly.

One of the Biggest Leadership Myths: It's Lonely at the Top

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

People think that being a leader means that you always have to be perfect. The belief is that leaders are high up, and, therefore, unapproachable. What if this weren't true?

High Maintenance? Your Days Might Be Numbered!

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

We have an obligation, a business plan to deliver. We hire people to achieve and lead certain pieces of that plan. It is the only reason we hire people -- to help us achieve the goals to which we have committed.

The Lost Art of Candor in the Workplace

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

How rare it is to find ubiquitous agreement in the world of management on how an organization should be run. But if there's one truism that has been repeated since time immemorial, it is that great work is contingent on a willingness to be judged.

Team Equity Is Not Equality

Karen Hough | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

By honestly assessing talent and integrating Team Equity, our client began to change its culture for better outcomes. Specific strengths were identified and everyone, nationwide, understood who to turn to for expertise. That meant the right people supported the local teams for specific pitches.

What Is the Cost of a Bad Hire?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

What is the cost of a bad hire? How much does the "bottom line" suffer when a new hire has difficulty acclimating and functioning in a team environment?

Fix It! - 10 Steps to More Effective Problem-Solving

Ray Gagnon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

If it's true, as has been said, that the essence of running a business is "getting up every day and solving today's problem," then effective problem-solving goes to the heart of every successful enterprise.

When Bad News Gets Really Really.......Good

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Olayiwola A. Alara

No matter how bad any situation is that affects us personally or professionally, it is always the catalyst that fertilizes a fresh opportunity.

Business Tips from The Beatles

Brett Greene | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

All businesses, like bands, are made up of a collective of individuals. Though some may contribute in larger ways than others, no one person is responsible for the company's success. It's important to share accolades.

The Power of Team Collaboration in the Workplace

Zach Cutler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Zach Cutler

Here are some ways to harness the power of team collaboration and get your employees working smarter, harder, and most importantly, together:

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.