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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Can “C” Players Be Fixed?

Can “C” players on your team be fixed? Maybe they can, but what I would like to know is why these people are still employed by your company when there are plenty of A players available for hire. Here’s what happens when you allow these people to stay. You devote the lion’s share of your […]

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Want to be a successful leader? Avoid these three pitfalls

Getting people to look up to you as a leader takes more than just a title. Here are three pitfalls to avoid as you work towards achieving your full potential as a leader. Failing to make the transition from individual contributor to leader-Great managers are known for their ability to inspire others into action. Yet […]

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The Quest for Immediate Results

I started a new weight loss program today and after I finished my first shake, I e-mailed my colleague and asked him if I looked 10 pounds thinner yet. He dared not to answer. What’s with us Americans and our need for immediate results? I see the same thing with American businesses. Companies say they […]

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How You Can Limit Employee Turnover

  Survey after survey shows that employees are primed and ready to flee, the moment a better offer comes along. Yet, most employers are doing little to prevent this from happening. Most recently, the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a research and advisory services company recently announced research that indicates companies’ failure to manage and retain […]

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Thursday June 9 is Influencing Option Day!

In a profit culture, influencing beats commanding, controlling or ordering… every time! And winning your team over is better than ordering or pushing them around. But how to actually talk to your people with a language and philosophy that works for the long-term, supporting integrity and driving commitment? And without relying on conflict, heavy-handed authority […]

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