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Gretchen Rubin on Happiness and Success

Gretchen is one of the most thought provoking and influential writers on happiness and success. Her book, the Happiness Project became an instant New York Times bestseller.  She chronicles her adventure of twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.  An entertaining, but challenging concept for leaders. For more information:  www.happiness-project.com.

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Stedman Graham Promotes Business Success

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of Stedman Graham & Associates, management and marketing consulting that specializes in the corporate and educational markets.  Recently, Stedman has published a New York Times Best Seller, “Identity.  Your Passport to Success.”  Although, Stedman is often seen with Ophra, he is definitely a powerful leader on his own with informative concepts around leadership. For further information:  http://stedmangraham.com

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Dr. Paul Hersey – Situational Leadership

Dr. Paul Hersey was the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Leadership Studies.  Dr. Hersey is internationally recognized as a leading authority on training and development and the Situational Leadership Model he developed has been used to train more than 14 million managers across the globe and is deployed in 70% of Fortune 500 companies. For further information: www.situational.com The Situational Leadership ® is a powerful model that is easy to follow, and it works! Dr. Joan

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Beyond Money – Effective Methods for Rewarding Employees

Think money is the best way to reward your employees? Think again. Most studies show that employees don’t actually perform better for more money. Consider the following “Three Rs” when intending to reward employees: Result Which accomplishments merit rewards? High level of performance Innovation Saving time and money For example, you want to reward an employee who went above and beyond expectations in order to reach the company’s financial results. Recipient What motivates employees? Different people are motivated by different

Posted in Employee Engagement

What Makes Managers Great?

Like most of us, you have probably had a manager who played a positive role in your career and a manager who made you want to quit your job. So what distinguishes a great manager from the rest? According to Linda Hill and Kent Lineback, authors of “Being the Boss”, the answer lies in 3 imperatives: manage yourself, manage your network, and manage your team. Manage yourself Management begins with you. You must be trustworthy and have the authority to

Posted in Management

Millennials in the Workplace

The Millennial Generation (also referred to as Generation Y or Net Generation), born during the 1980s and early 1990s, has joined three earlier generations in the workplace – Generation X,  Baby Boomers and a few not-yet-retired Traditionalists. As the Millennial generation is replacing the Baby Boomers who are retiring, it is important to know what appeals to them and how this will impact your corporate culture. Characteristics (FACTS) of Millennials: Freedom Millennials place a high value on freedom. They ask

Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Management

Workplace Flexibility

Workplace Flexibility

The news of Yahoo! CEO’s ban on working from home brought one topic to the front page of all major news outlets: Workplace Flexibility. Providing flexible work arrangements is one of the tactics most often identified for attracting and retaining employees. This makes sense when considering the demographic and economic changes: Aging Baby Boom generation Stagnating incomes Dual-income families and single parents Delayed childbearing Increased responsibility for eldercare Baby Boomers eligible for retirement may want, or for financial reasons need,

Posted in Leadership, Management

Leadership Qualities to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty

We live in an uncertain world where change is constant. Yet some leaders are still able to thrive in tough times because of their distinctive behaviour. One compelling story of leadership in a tough environment is the 1911-12 race to the South Pole. Amundsen demonstrated certain leadership qualities that set him apart from Scott. As a result, Amundsen and his team arrived 5 weeks ahead of Scott and the crew would return home safely. Sadly, Scott and his team perished

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