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Organize Tomorrow Today (Part 3)

When it comes to managing our time, we want to establish great habits and get rid of bad habits.  Easier said than done. Organize Tomorrow Today helps us with habit-changing.  Here are three stages in making or breaking a habit: The Honeymoon Stage You have decided to make or break a habit.  The first few…

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. …

Stedman Graham, May 2012

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…

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%…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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