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Coaching On The Spot

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Coaching is a critical skill for managers and supervisors to master today. Coaching is an on-going process designed to help the employee gain greater competence and confidence. This skill can be used to teach a new skill; build on an employee’s strength; develop their potential; help guide others through change; and correct performance problems. More ›

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Work Breakdown Structure: a Project Management Fundamental

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Any project, from your personal or professional life, can seem overwhelming at first. But once it is broken down into smaller tasks and milestones, you can find it manageable. In the project management world, this process is defined as the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). This important concept is one of several Project Management Fundamentals that will be covered in our new, aptly named course. More ›

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Secrets from 166 social media ROI case studies revealed

Sunday, August 5, 2012

166 Cases Studies Prove Social Media Marketing ROI is a complimentary eBook you can download here on the sidebar with just a click. Its intent is to prove social media marketing is here to stay showing ROI (return on investment) with hard sales results for many businesses across a of wide range of categories. 166 case studies is a large number (maybe the largest on the internet in a single resource). You might ask: Were there secrets common to all? Yes. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Executive Education Marketing Return on Investment Robert Petersen Social Media

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Motivating a Diverse Workforce

Monday, June 25, 2012

A leader may respond to financial rewards or incentives, but that doesn't mean everyone on their team will share the leader’s sentiments. There are many factors that come into play when considering how to motivate an employee. Does the job itself motivate the employee? This is considered intrinsic motivation and at times you find employees where the job itself motivates the employee. They are challenged and love what they do. However, most employees find they are motivated by activities outside of work and need to be motivated to do better on the job. The following must be considered when determining how to motivate an employee. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Diversity Executive Education Leadership Motivation Rosa Schmidt

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Traps to Avoid When Giving Constructive Feedback

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You don’t have to look far to find a list of techniques and models to help people deliver constructive feedback to others. Yet even when we diligently use these techniques (e.g. describing without attacking, being specific versus vague, pointing out the impact of one’s behavior), we often still find that people’s reaction to our feedback is not what we had hoped for. Although there are many reasons for unsuccessful feedback attempts, here are 3 commonly overlooked “feedback traps” and how to avoid them. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Elaine Kamm Executive Education Leadership Positive Feedback

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Steps to Start a New Job on the Right Foot

Monday, April 30, 2012

Are you preparing to start a new job, perhaps as a result of a promotion, internal change, relocation or beginning with a new company? The manner in which you position yourself on those first few days will carry with you for a long time, so be smart and plan ahead. Here are a few steps you can take to begin your new role in a way that clearly presents your strengths, commitment and drive. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Career Development Executive Education Leadership Lucille Maddalena

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How to be Successful in a Virtual Workplace

Monday, April 30, 2012

Do you work in a virtual workplace? Many people do. Technological innovations such as highly mobile smart phones, instant text messaging, online chatting, podcasts, Wi-Fi hot spots and more, have made it far easier to work remotely than ever before. But virtual workplaces bring new challenges that managers and employees need to face, in particular, challenges in teamwork and leadership. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Executive Education Leadership Terrence Seamon Virtual Workplaces

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The Power of the Leader-Follower Relationship

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The real measure of a leader lies in their followers. At the core of this power is the relationship between the Leader and the Follower. Do you have followers? Why are they following you? Here are some ways you can make sure you are building this power base and sharing your power to create the relationship – no matter which role you are playing: formal or informal leader. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Executive Education Followers Kathleen Cashman Leadership

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Do We Need Managers with Leadership Skills?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Do managers in today’s work environment require leadership skills? Are leadership skills different than management skills? And if so, why is it so important for managers to have these leadership skills? More ›

TAGS: Blogs Executive Education Leadership Management Motivation Rosa Schmidt

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Leadership Tips on Time Management - Managing Your Own Time and That of Others

Monday, March 12, 2012

Leaders with strong time management and organizational skills are able to role model powerful techniques for their team members, making everyone more productive. Key factors in strong time management are being aware of the vision, setting specific and realistic goals, setting and communicating priorities, and having the discipline to follow the plan. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Christina Bilinski Executive Education Leadership Time Management

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Team Leadership: Building Strong Team Relations

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ok, so team leaders have important roles in helping teams achieve important results. We can all agree on that. And we might also agree that team leaders play a critical role in helping teams work well together so they can achieve performance results. Ed Lawler, a well-known consultant and professor at the University of Southern California, has written, "To a very significant extent, a work team is only as effective as its group process." But what should team leaders do to address group process issues? More ›

TAGS: Blogs Emil Sadloch Executive Education Leadership Teams

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Hot topic: Leadership development discussion on Social Media

Thursday, February 9, 2012

On the social networking site LinkedIn, the group discussions provide an interesting insight in the diversity of perspectives and opinions. Just a few days ago, Yogesh Bosmiya, the leader of an Indian property development company, posted the following question on the "Leaders & Thinkers" discussion group: "How do we create passionate leaders for the country’s future, what can we do from our end? Is it educating the youth, or being a role model, or showing them the path?" in the few days following, 27 contributions from management, education, philosophy and politics engaged in the ongoing discussion. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Executive Education Leadership Mark Mueller-Eberstein Social Media

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Understanding the Three Primary Goals of Social Media

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One of the biggest challenges I see many companies facing when putting together a social media plan is fully understanding the potential end goals that might be accomplished through social media. Unfortunately, a large deal of companies still get into the social media game simply because “everyone else is doing it.” A much better reasons is “we want to accomplish X, Y or Z.” More ›

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How YouTube Works to Connect, Inform, and Inspire People

Friday, September 3, 2010

YouTube is changing the hearts, minds, and actions of people every day. YouTube allows more than 475 million people worldwide to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. People are watching two billion videos a day on YouTube and uploading hundreds of thousands of videos daily. In fact, every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. Some of this video is compelling -- and compelling content can come from anywhere. More ›

TAGS: Blogs Executive Education Greg Jarboe Social Media