Leadership Development

Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

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April 6, 2016
Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

Tweet The heat was on in Houston on Monday as Villanova played their very best and beat North Carolina to claim their second national championship in the school’s history.  What does it take to consistently win during a grueling three-week period and be crowned NCAA Tournament champions?  Here are the three keys to Villanova’s...
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

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March 23, 2016
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Tweet Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line. ...
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Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 16, 2016
Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

Tweet Of the 68 teams who made this year’s NCAA tournament, which ones will be matched at the championship game on April 4th at NRG Stadium in Houston?  Your guess is as good as mine.  What we know for certain is that whether in sports or business, there is no greater indicator of success...
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Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

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February 18, 2016
Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

Tweet The greatest talent challenge currently facing the world’s employers is engaging the Millennial generation. Businesses run the risk of losing a large percentage of their workforces if they do not adjust to nurture loyalty among Millennials. In Deloitte’s recent 2016 Millennial Survey, they collected the views of nearly 7,700 Millennials representing 29 countries...
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Show Some Love—Make Mentoring More Meaningful

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February 5, 2016
Show Some Love—Make Mentoring More Meaningful

Tweet If you’ve had the privilege of being supported by an amazing mentor, what was it about this person that made such an impact?  Perhaps their guidance enabled you to set and achieve goals much more quickly than had you tried without their wisdom. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and in the spirit...
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Show Some Love—Make Mentoring More Meaningful

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February 5, 2016
Show Some Love—Make Mentoring More Meaningful

Tweet If you’ve had the privilege of being supported by an amazing mentor, what was it about this person that made such an impact?  Perhaps their guidance enabled you to set and achieve goals much more quickly than had you tried without their wisdom. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and in the spirit...
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Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

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January 21, 2016
Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

Tweet There is a distinct difference between micromanaging and being involved in your employees’ work lives.  A survey published in the book My Way or the Highway showed that 79% of respondents had experienced micromanagement.  Worse yet, 69% considered changing jobs because of being micromanaged.  Determine if you are a micromanager by posing the following questions...
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Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

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January 6, 2016
Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

Tweet If you are among the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions1, here are nine that will help propel your career.  If you haven’t already chosen your resolutions, consider adopting the following this year. Become an early bird.  One study cited by Psychology Today found that early birds are generally happier because they were...
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Six Body Language Movements That Send the Wrong Message

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December 9, 2015
Six Body Language Movements That Send the Wrong Message

Tweet Many people don’t realize that we communicate with much more than words.  Our nonverbal communication, or body language, which includes our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and even our voice inflection are critical to message delivery.  In fact, a person’s voice inflection, facial expressions and body language can make up over 90%...
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Science Says—Five Ways to Prepare for Public Speaking

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December 4, 2015

Tweet Public speaking is the #1 fear in America according to the Wall Street Journal.  If you have an upcoming public speaking opportunity, follow these five tips to thwart anxiety and instead, deliver a speech your audience won’t forget—and one you’ll be proud to have given.  Practice until you’re comfortable in front of a...
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