How to Become a CEO

Occupying the corner office is a hefty and ambitious dream, but it’s possible. After all, every company needs a leader. CEOs (chief executive officers) are the highest-ranking people in organizations. They make the decisions, make the most money and have the most responsibilities. Do you have the skills to work your way up the ladder?

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Strengths Use Predicts Performance at Work

A wealth of evidence highlights the potential gains of a strengths-based approach both for the individual and the organization. Research in workplace settings revealed that identifying and strengthening one’s character strengths, and using them more and in new ways, can lead to various desirable outcomes, such as positive and supportive social networks, lower stress levels, improved work performance,

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Handle Your Office Competition Like An Olympian

Competition is a given in offices everywhere, with you and your colleagues competing daily to demonstrate your worth, prowess and cutting-edge skillsets and snatch the gold medal of recognition. There’s jostling, elbowing, jumping through hoops and speeding through projects to clinch top spot – or just keep your job. You have to be up for

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How to Manage an Employee Who Always Makes Excuses

You know the type. The project is late because the vendor didn’t do their job. The presentation went bad because the meeting format was poor. It’s over-budget because procurement screwed up. No matter what the situation, this employee has an excuse for why it didn’t work. They might even have a valid excuse – but

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How to Make the Most of Your Workday

Do you often find your workday spiralling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating. So how can you regain control of your time? One-size-fits-all lists on how to be more productive don’t work; we’ll

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Creating a Winning Corporate Culture Through People Power

Creating a winning company culture starts with an investment in people. Not just investing in staff but in relationships with clients as well as the people you serve. It requires having a deep understanding of human connections, of bonds, and of ways to break down barriers. Adopting a policy focused on people can make a

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Technology Doesn’t Replace People

You probably know I love my technology gadgets. One of the things I love about technology is it allows me to interact with people I wouldn’t otherwise ever meet. Case in point: years ago, I connected with Jennifer V. Miller on Twitter. We have a lot in common. We’re both in the learning and development space

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Transform Company Culture with Good Communication Analytics

I’m starting to hear more people use the phrase “Culture is the new currency.” as a way to describe how important it is for companies to have a culture that attracts, engages, and retains talent. That shouldn’t be a surprise. During the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference this summer, Dawn Klinghoffer, Microsoft’s

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How To Become Better at Global Thinking

The world is flat, boundaries are left in the physical realm only, and the internet has connected the world like never before. Social media platforms like Facebook, microchannels like tweeter connect all and sundry on one platform. Welcome to the era of global thinking. Welcome to the new ear of the hyper-connected genuinely globalized world.

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Employee engagement a two street

Employee engagement is a two-way street – managers have to actively listen to their teams, but equally team members have a stake in making sure their voices are heard. Here’s how organisations can facilitate that engagement better.  “The last time I was in a classroom,” Tony said, “was 40 years ago. I didn’t realise how much I

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