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Where Are You?  Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, or Adjourning?

Bruce Tuckman is known for producing the single most quoted models of group development way back in the 1960s. But what held true then still has importance to team models today. Learning about these different stages and where your...

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Creating a Learning Culture in Your Organization

Many organizations consider themselves a learning culture because they offer in-house training or allow employees to seek professional development outside the company. But cultivating a learning culture in an organization is more than simply offering more opportunities for training—it...

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What About the 10-80-10? Principle a Reflection on Leaders Delegating

John Maxwell, a business and leadership guru, advises leaders in companies to come up with a delegation plan that works for them. He suggests the 10-80-10 rule.  Plenty of leaders wonder why is it so hard to delegate. Understanding...

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7 Key Differences Between Managers and Leaders

Many human resources experts say that they are searching for leaders rather than managers these days. Why is that? Aren’t leaders and managers basically the same thing? Not really. In a book excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, Alan...

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The Carrot and the Stick: Understanding What Motivates Employees

What gets people more motivated to work: the carrot (a reward) or the stick (a consequence)? Does one method stand head and shoulders above the other in terms of effectiveness?

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Essentials for Your Business Presentation Toolbox

Every construction job requires a different set of tools. Similarly, every presenter needs to have their own "toolbox" of skills and strategies for presenting in a variety of situations. Identifying which of your skills are the right one for...

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How To Help Your Employees Develop As Leaders

All companies need employees who are strong leaders. Managers need leadership skills to encourage, motivate and support their teams. Even those who are not in managerial roles provide more value to the organization if they possess some of the...

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Tips and Tricks to Help Retain Knowledge

Every day we are bombarded with an avalanche of news, articles, advertisements, social media posts and more. Our families and friends email and text us at all hours. The amount of visual, aural, and emotional stimulation to our brains...

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It’s Not What You Do, It’s Who You Are

Leadership expert and author Pete Hamill likes to compare leaders to top athletes. Both undergo rigorous training in order to become the best in their fields. Both want to push the boundaries of their profession and become the best.

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How Effective Is Your Learning Leadership?

What makes a learning and development leader effective? It’s the ability to understand and deliver the needs of both instructors and learners—in other words, to manage the development process while expanding the capacity for learning.