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7 Subtle Characteristics Of Successful Leaders

My friend and coaching colleague, Deb Ingino, posted this a week or two ago and I thought I’d pass her words of wisdom to you, along with some of my commentary. I suggest you give yourself a quick assessment as to whether your leadership style shows evidence of these...

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The Value Of Just One Good Idea

When was the last time an idea that either came to you or was presented to you was so good, it just about transformed you? It was so good, you wondered why you hadn’t thought of it before. One of the last good ideas I had was to publish a downloadable resources of...

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How Wide Is Home Plate?

In the spirit of spring, a new baseball season is about to get underway. Recently I read a baseball-related story with a great message. Back in 1996, at a conference for baseball coaches, one of the guest speakers was a 78-year-old, former college baseball coach who...

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5 Habits of Successful Leaders

This time of year is always a good time to check in on your goals and to evaluate how close (or far) you are to meeting them. It is also a good time to look at some of the habits you practice every day to see if they are working for or against you. Habits are the...

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Scan our article archives for expert advice, opinion, and perspective on a number of leadership and development issues

Succession Planning

Goal Setting

Goal Setting and Goal Achievement

Much has been written about goal setting. Yet, many people comment that they are not satisfied with their performance in achieving those goals. This article is intended to address not only the effective setting of goals, but also to identify 8 steps to ensure that you...

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Communication

Employee Hiring & Retention

Hiring for the Long Term

Most managers and senior executives would agree that the task of hiring can be one of the responsibilities with the most impact in their organization. There are many reasons for this, including:   Many managers simply do not interview often enough to become expert at...

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Delegation

The Value of Delegating

For the small business owner, deciding what, when and how to delegate, along with to whom to delegate to, are sometimes very difficult decisions to make. After all, it has taken your blood, sweat and sometimes tears to build the business. If you really want to let the...

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Coaching

We Can’t All Be Iron Man

"Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Tony Stark. Only one of those four is fictional, but all share in a popular mythology that the most successful CEOs are independent visionaries who create value through sheer inspiration and force of will. But it obscures a...

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Integration

Compensation

Deciding How Much to Pay Employees

Given the tight labor market of today, many companies struggle with the issue of how much to pay employees. You certainly want to pay someone based on the value they provide the company, but how do you decide exactly what that amount should be? You would probably...

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Bill Bliss has been widely published in trade media, such as Construction Executive, HR.com and Staffing Success. His insights have been quoted by numerous authorities in a variety of publications, including HR Essentials, Inc. Magazine, HR Magazine, Workforce Magazine and Business & Finance Magazine.

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