Leadership Training


Do you imagine a lifetime career with one employer? It’s more likely that a lifetime career will span multiple companies, in multiple industries, and may also include a business ownership or self-employment experience.  If you prepare yourself to succeed in a variety business arenas, then your odds of building a lifetime career, one that transcends marketplace changes by successfully adapting, will be vastly increased. ...

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We’ve all been to leadership conferences and training events where inspirational headliners deliver a passionate and rousing presentation that holds our attention and affirms the presenter as an effective professional speaker. However, it is a rare event where we actually implement elements of the speaker’s message, and add to our go-to leadership playbook. Can you think of the last time this happened for you? What line...

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A generation of current workers are learning that their acquired skills only qualify them for lower-paying, entry-level work in an economy where there are fewer higher-paying jobs. A story in The Washington Post states that about half of college graduates are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. For half of today’s graduates, in order to move forward in their career, they’re finding that they must learn...

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Anna had been working for us for several weeks now, and it just wasn’t working out. The signs of team frustration were appearing again, and I felt that I was beginning to make excuses for our new team member. To be effective, management needs the trust of the team. When the team begins to feel that their leader is protecting and making excuses for a team member, that leader begins to lose the trust of the team members. It was very...

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We do our best work when we’re working together, toward a shared goal, with people who know something more about us than our names. Why? The other day, I saw am older woman kiss her husband as he dropped her off to work at Wal-Mart. They kissed the kiss of decades of familiarity, a brief kiss as they looked into each other’s face with a smile. I saw the kiss, and then as I passed the woman I said to her, “I saw you kissing...

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On December 10, 1914, the New York Times published an article that detailed the nearly total destruction by fire of Thomas Edison’s vast facility in New Jersey, where he and his nearly 7,000 employees were working on his inventions, including prototypes of his newest invention, the “talking machines”. Imagine you are 67 years old, and you see almost everything you’ve worked on in your life destroyed in one...

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