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Finding the right people for the right jobs can be challenging.  It’s a whole lot less arduous using benchmarking tools and Top Grading tools…so let’s assume you’ve got your new “star” employee on the rolls…now what? Best practice onboarding can make the … Continue reading

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In addition to job benchmarking as a process to improve your hiring hit rate, we want to share a couple more tips to avoid the pain of “miss” hires. Brad Smart, the creator of Top Grading offers a couple of … Continue reading

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We are very excited to kick off 2014 with our complimentary “Inspiring Leader Teleconference” (formerly called Inspiring Women Teleconference) featuring Anna Richo, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Belgium with U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, … Continue reading

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Accountability for delivering on your plan for 2014 is one of your most important roles. It requires many management skills to hold your employees accountable. And the truth is, holding your folks accountable is your choice. There are 2 HUGE problems … Continue reading

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As leaders we all face people and business challenges that require mental toughness.  So what does that mean, understanding that it’s all in the eye of the beholder, right? A recent article about this subject by Amy Morin suggested mentally … Continue reading

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In a 2012 follow up to a 2005 research study, “leadership development remained the #1 reason for hiring a coach.” However, in 2012, “executive presence makes a surprising debut as the #2 reason for coaching.” This is not an unexpected finding for those … Continue reading

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The “how to” for any leadership skill will not work without dealing with the things that get in the way!  So what gets in the way? For most every leadership skill, the “how to” is a short list of simple … Continue reading

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Introverts are different from extroverts! It’s easy to turn them on and ratchet up their performance. First, introverts are thinkers. This means they are problem solvers; they have good and well developed ideas. But they don’t tend to come forward … Continue reading

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Leaders who strive for perfection deny top performance. Here’s why. The leader sets unrealistic expectations for others, so they fail. When they fail the manager heaps criticism onto them. The leader is sensitive to the need for perfection, and insensitive … Continue reading

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For some leaders the goal is perfection. If you’re not one, you know one. It’s impossible to be the perfect leader and trying is certain to lead to failure . . . absolutely certain. Expectations of the “perfect” leader are … Continue reading

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