6 Quick Tips to Improve Your Professional Presence

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In today’s busy lifestyle, whether at the office, at your favorite social function, or even at the grocery store, it is very important for you to exude professional presence in public. A professional presence will help you to achieve many of your goals, e.g., getting that budget approved, being calm and poised during meetings, and… Read more »

The First Step to Exemplary Leadership: Challenging Neuroscience

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The Problem with Neuroscience Our research suggests that neuroscience in business certainly adds a new viewpoint to the organizational content but cannot stand on its own. We have to conclude that neuro-scientific research takes away too much real-life organizational context in order for it to become a dominant tool for organizations. Ethical considerations (like viewing employees… Read more »

Good to Great: The Measure of Exceptional Leadership

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Most people are actually somewhere between being a good leader and a bad leader, with the majority uncertain of the connection between their leadership and performance. A deeper knowledge of what good (or great) leadership is will then enable you to breakthrough and effect change in the performance of your team, organization or company like… Read more »

5 Practical Takeaways for an Effective Leadership Team

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Do you have a cohesive leadership team? Even the phrase “leadership team” is overused today when we see little evidence of trust, collaboration or working toward a common goal. Taking the time to build a cohesive leadership team will not only separate you from the competition; it will make your organization nearly unstoppable. A cohesive… Read more »

Coaching and the DiSC Assessment

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Taking a coaching mentality to your management process is the answer to many kinds of organizational ills. It is about making sense of complex experiences, unlocking a person’s potential to solving their own problems and is more often about asking good questions than giving right answers. If you want a commitment culture rather than simple… Read more »

Find & Manage Your Conflict Style with the DiSC

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Your personality and communication style impact how you understand conflict. When you are aware of how you handle situations -and even more- how your colleagues handle conflict, you can flex communication and conflict management styles to make more effective choices when you when you encounter or witness conflict and ensure the best outcome. Many organizations… Read more »

How to Model Others’ Behavior for Increased Effectiveness

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Titles are granted, but it is your behavior that wins you respect. Leading means you have to be a good example, and live by what you say. This sentiment has been shared by all across the long history of leadership. Exemplary leaders know that if they want to gain commitment and achieve the highest standards,… Read more »

Get Your Team Engaged Today!

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Getting a handle on employee involvement will maintain the momentum your company needs. What does it encompass? Employee involvement encompasses the effort by management to include employees as part of a strategy to improve itself. Once employees understand that their input will be taken and honestly considered within the company, enthusiasm will proliferate throughout the… Read more »