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Leadership through Communication

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Featured, Individuals, Miscellaneous, Organizations, Women | 0 comments

Leadership through Communication

Which of the following is the right thing to do? ·      Should you always tell people the truth, or only when it is expedient to do so? ·      Should you always keep people informed on their future, or should you only tell them when you think they need to know? ·      Should you keep your people in the loop, or should you keep them in the dark for as long as possible? As a leader, your answers reveal a great deal about your attitude towards communication. You can talk all day long about the need for transparency and openness, but unless you are willing to do it, no one...

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Finding the Balance in Self-Promotion

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Featured, Individuals, Miscellaneous, Organizations, Women | 0 comments

Finding the Balance in Self-Promotion

  It’s been said that if you’re indispensable, then you can’t get promoted. While there’s some truth to that, promoting yourself too much can also backfire. You have to find a balance. It must be handled in the right way. No one likes someone who is in love with him- / herself. Psychologists call that narcissism. We all have something of a bent in this direction, but some people stand out as being more inclined in this way than others. Those who are like this don’t get promoted because they lack the diplomatic skills that are needed with additional responsibility. If you’re...

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Leadership through Communication

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Featured, Individuals, Miscellaneous, Organizations, Women | 0 comments

Leadership through Communication

Which of the following is the right thing to do? Should you always tell people the truth, or only when it is expedient to do so? Should you always keep people informed on their future, or should you only tell them when you think they need to know? Should you keep your people in the loop, or should you keep them in the dark for as long as possible? As a leader, your answers reveal a great deal about your attitude towards communication. You can talk all day long about the need for transparency and openness, but unless you are willing to do it, no one else will either. To look at this another...

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How Your Professional Development Can Make You Stand Out

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Featured, Individuals, Miscellaneous, Organizations, Women | 0 comments

How Your Professional Development Can Make You Stand Out

  At one time, before technology toys ruled the roost, it was suggested that much of what children received for one Christmas could be re-wrapped and put under the tree the following year. That’s because they would have lost interest in those toys within a few days of the first holiday and by the next one would have forgotten about having received them at all. Many adults do exactly that to themselves every year. Come January 2nd, maybe before, they decide that next year will be different. That whatever it was they hoped to achieve, but failed to do so, will happen in the New Year....

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Listening with Purpose

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Featured, Individuals, Miscellaneous, Organizations, Women | 0 comments

Listening with Purpose

Listening is a lost art. Few people know what it means; never mind how to do it. If actions truly speak louder than words, then the absence of the latter proves the former. Sitting in silence demonstrates that the purpose of doing so is to profit from whatever the other person has to say. Contrast this with what modern day listening has become. Conservations consist of people interrupting and talking over one another, and finishing the sentences of others. It’s not about learning; instead it’s about using the time while another speaks to gather your own thoughts so that you can express...

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It’s Up to You !

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Featured, Individuals, Miscellaneous, Women | 0 comments

It’s Up to You !

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” So says Cassius in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. Although you’re not debating in a Roman portico, much of what is said by Cassius applies to you in your job and ultimately, in your career. That’s because your future is not determined by your stars, but by you. And only you can decide what goal to aim for. Your current job may be much less that you’d like it to be. It may even feel like a dead-end. More probably, it’s a stepping-stone to something else, though this is easily...

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