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Leadership: The Power of Extemporaneous Speaking

Abraham Lincoln wrote: "Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated; it is the lawyer's avenue to the public.  However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business, if he cannot make a speech."   When Lincoln spoke of extemporaneous speaking, he did not mean making totally unprepared speeches--"winging it" w

Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Articles

3 Reasons Under-Performing Employees In Your Company Are Not At Fault

In today's economy business leaders can't afford to accept under-performing personnel in their companies. Yet, in a recent survey 44% of them reported being unhappy with the performance results of their employees.   In order to solve a problem such as this, employers need to first identify the cause and then create viable options for applicable solutions. There c

Skip Weisman Articles

3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line by Tapping Your Most Valuable Asset, Your People

Two startling facts regarding issues absolutely impacting the bottom line of manufacturing companies in today's challenging economy:   *The Gallup organization, an international research company with a division that focuses on employee engagement and motivation, estimates $300 billion is wasted every year in lost productivity at U.S. companies due to un-motivated

Skip Weisman Articles
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6 Keys to Highly Effective Staff Meetings

Information-sharing meetings, also known as staff meetings, are one of the most common meetings held by organizations, and for good reason; communication is the lifeblood of any organization. When everyone within an organization knows the same key information, then there will be alignment and synchronization between different members of the organization (Davis 2001). Meetings can be a tool used

Jonathan McRoy, M.S., CM, CLC Articles
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A Leadership Primer (Outline)

LESSON 1 "Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off." Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions.  It's inevitable, if you're honorable. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity: y

Powell, Colin Articles
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A Powerful Sales Technique Courtesy of Honest Abe

If you ask any historian to name the greatest leaders in western civilization, there's a good chance the 16th president of the United States will make the list. He willed his country to victory in the gut-wrenching Civil War, issued the Emancipation Proclamation and facilitated the eventual ratification of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.   A number of tra

Jeff Beals Articles
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A Volcano in the Break Room- Extinguished by an employee driven organization development plan

This is a short story about a small high tech company that in spite of some developing employee relations issues has been very successful. In order to protect the guilty, we will call this company Wacko Technology.   On the surface everything at Wacko appears to be rather calm. They are making money so little else seems that important. Oh, there are one or two te

Michael and Daniel Hackett Articles
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An Experiential Guide to Global Transition

Leaders are transitioning into the global arena at a greater frequency than ever before. This is the ideal time to address how to approach this transitioning. This article will briefly describe the utilization of cross-cultural transitioning as opposed to mere cross-border transitioning.   It has been stated again and again: most organizations are more global tha

Ralph E. Johnson Articles
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Anxious for Results and Too Busy to Lead

Mainly because a great many among us continue to misunderstand the far reaching implications of effective leadership, I find myself amazed at the number of middle and senior level managers who are dying and desperate for results and through poor planning and time management,  find themselves too busy to lead. That leadership is one of the most valuable assets any manager could bring to the tab

Brian Canning Articles
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Are Your Communication Strategies Really Engaging Employees?

The frequency at which the word "engagement" appears in any discussion about employee communication has begun to make me wonder whether we clearly understand what the term means. More importantly, do we understand what it means to our clients, particularly CEOs, when they talk about engagement? We have engagement tools, but can we really say that these tools actually engage employees in the pro

Marcia Xenitelis Articles
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