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Managing: How to groom a younger professional for leadership



Managing: How to groom a younger professional for leadership

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Alice Waagen regularly answers workplace and management questions from readers. Q. As a CEO of a mid-sized consulting firm, I am a firm believer in succession planning for my organization. I find having a pipeline of high potentials developed to take over key positions is critical to the health of […]

​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture



​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (IMAGE SOURCE) Every company wants to stay relevant and be in the forefront of their industry. This requires an imaginative staff creating new solutions and thinking outside the box. But first you need to change your company culture. This is easier said than done. A positive company culture is what we […]

Savings Plans for Small Businesses



Savings Plans for Small Businesses

From: sba.gov This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks, retirement savings and much more. Duration: 00:30:00 Begin course

​4 ways to prevent boring and ineffective meetings



​4 ways to prevent boring and ineffective meetings

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Look at your calendar right now and answer honestly: how many meetings are you actually looking forward to? Sometimes it seems as if a meeting is scheduled for everything (even to prepare for the next meeting). Learning how to run meetings effectively is one of the top skills new managers […]

Do your talent plans include critical roles or critical people?



Do your talent plans include critical roles or critical people?

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Like most employers, you likely have a number of employees in critical positions. These roles significantly impact your company’s revenue, growth, and business plans. The loss of a person holding such a position would adversely affect your company, and finding a replacement won’t be easy. For example, the chief executive […]

Optimists see opportunities in challenges



Optimists see opportunities in challenges

From: http://www.bizjournals.com Two hikers were camped out overnight in the mountains. A thunderous voice roused them from their sleep. The voice said, “This will be the saddest day or the happiest day of your lives,” then instructed them to pack up their belongings, make their way to the river, gather stones in their backpacks that they […]

The 7 deadly sins of leadership



The 7 deadly sins of leadership

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) In my work as an executive coach, I often encounter leaders who are strong in most areas, but who have one ‘fatal flaw’ that tends to overshadow their strengths. Like pungent breath, inappropriate dress or a grating laugh, these leadership flaws can be so off-putting that it is difficult […]

Five management tips to improve project results



Five management tips to improve project results

From: bizjournals.com Image Credits: GETTY IMAGES (PORTRA) Organizations seeking to improve their project results should focus on five key aspects of project management: Talent Benefits Project Management Offices (PMOs) and strategic Enterprise-wide Project Management Offices (EPMOs) Executive sponsorship Agile Organizations that target these key areas have higher rates of success with projects — the strategic initiatives […]

How to show leadership in any meeting



How to show leadership in any meeting

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES) How much of your work time every week is spent in meetings? Depending on your role in your organization, the answer is likely between 35 and 50 percent. Undoubtedly, many of these meetings are about subjects that are outside your direct area of expertise. While you may be tempted to […]