Archive for April 2013

The Top 10 Happiest States In the Nation

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Happiness is Important to Sustainable Business Success How important is employee happiness to bottom-line P&L results for a company? As it turns out, probably more important than you might think. In 2012, Business Week published an article summarizing research done over the past decade, and concluded people perform better when they are happier. The article […]

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Leadership – 9th in a Series

Friday, April 12th, 2013

9 Things You Need To Know About Great Leaders In my experience, most people want to be seen as a good leader, and are willing to work on strengthening their leadership skills. The problem is that most people do not have a practical sense for what great leadership behavior looks like. In fact, many people […]

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Leadership – 8th in a Series

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I Am Accountable Experts generally agree that accountability is an important concept in leadership. Accountability is about taking personal responsibility for your decisions and actions. This has been a “hot” topic as people dissect the driving reasons behind the economic downturn. The question being asked is – “Who should be held accountable for the situation?” […]

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Leadership – 7th in A Series

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Are You A Great Leader? We all like to believe that we are effective leaders and given the opportunity can step up to take on an even greater leadership role in our respective Organizations. But, the hallmark of a great leader is that his/her followers readily recognize them as such. Unfortunately, we are not always […]

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Leadership – 6th in A Series

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

  Personal accountability is an important concept in leadership.  It starts with assuming ownership for your choices in life.  Leaders work hard at creating cultures that eliminate blaming others for things that happen, eradicates the victim mentality, and reduces procrastination of action. One of the phrases I learned early in my career was:  “That is […]

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Leadership – 5th in A Series

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Practical Tips On Getting The Most Out Of People You Lead Enabling people to achieve their maximum potential is both challenging and rewarding as a manager. But, it is an integral part of being a great leader. Development happens best when there is a genuine partnership between a leader and the person they are leading. […]

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Leadership – 4th In A Series

Monday, April 1st, 2013

  This post shares an interesting perspective on leadership from a lecture I attended. The speaker had a unique perspective that caught my attention. He focused his remarks on the importance of integrity as a critical characteristic of a great leader. I like this set of notes because it focuses less on defining leadership skills […]

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