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For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses create exceptional workplaces leading to extraordinary results. As a seasoned consultant, Roberta is considered a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around and is a highly sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach.

5 Ways to Transform Managers into Magnetic Leaders

Some people think magnetic leaders are born that way, but that’s not quite how I see it. I believe magnetic leadership is a state that evolves over time. In fact, most of the magnetic leaders I interviewed for my book, The Magnetic Leader were people who wanted to be great leaders and were willing to […]

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The Courage to Hire Talent

I was speaking the other day with a hiring manager about a very talented candidate he was considering for his team. I asked the manager how soon he could get this person on board. He said he wasn’t going to offer this person a job, and that he was going to keep looking. I asked […]

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Humane Leadership, Courtesy of Brunello Cucinelli

I love all things Italian. I mean, who doesn’t? And I now love Italian born Brunello Cucinelli, although we’ve never met! At least not yet.  I watched with interest this week’s CBS Sunday Morning, which featured Brunello Cucinelli, who is both a world-class luxury clothing designer and a humanitarian. His story is impressive, and his […]

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The Easiest Way to Become the Person You Want to Be

My mentor, Alan Weiss, says the easiest way to become the person you want to be is to be that person. I may be paraphrasing this, but you get my gist. Here’s what that means for you. If you want to be seen as an expert in your field, then start acting that way. Instead, […]

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Is Your Coach Helping You or Wasting Your Time?

Some coaches follow a model of coaching that says you should not provide the answers to your coachees. You should help them find their own answers by asking them the right questions. This is complete crap. Executives hire coaches because of their expertise. Imagine me asking a CEO, “Well, what do you think you should […]

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No Such Thing as a Quick Fix

The CEO of a company reached out to me last week and asked if I could do a one-hour session to teach her people how to conduct an interview. I said I could teach them, but it would require more than one session. She said, “Thanks, I’m going to keep looking.” I wrote back and […]

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The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself

I have a secret that I’ve never shared before. Years ago, I was at the height of my career (so I thought).  I was heading up the HR function for a fast-growing overnight delivery business, where I was able to make a massive difference in a short period of time. On the outside, everything looked […]

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Who Pays for the Coach Matters…A Lot

When a coach is hired by a company to coach one of their people, ultimately the client is the company. When an individual hires a coach and pays this person directly, the individual is the client. Here’s why this matters. If your boss is paying the bill, a coach may be limited in terms of […]

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Wahoo! My Birthday Gift to You!

It’s my birthday this week, so I get to set the rules. Here’s what I’m doing. I’m offering gifts, rather than accepting them. I’m giving away an additional month of mentoring for those who sign up for my mentoring program (over a $1,000 value) in the month of June. The mentoring program is right for […]

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The ‘Jeopardy!’ James Approach to Talent Domination

I’ll admit it. My husband and I are hooked on Jeopardy! We weren’t loyal fans of the show until James Holzhauer took control of the buzzer. As of this writing, James is winning hand over fist over his competitors and has earned $2,382,583! Here’s how to use his winning strategy to create talent domination for […]

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