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5 Clues to Understanding (and Better Managing) Negative Employees

By Dr. Paul White

While we all have “good days” and “bad days,” some people seem to be characterologically more difficult on a regular basis than others.

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You Can't Just Encourage Failure - You Must Also Get Employees to Own Up to It

By John Hollon

I can't tell you how many leaders and managers I have heard say something along the lines of, "If you aren't failing, you aren't trying hard enough."

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Hiring Wisely: The Trick Is Knowing What You Really Want in an Employee

By John Hollon

There are a lot of people, me included, who believe that the push for greater employee engagement has been a colossal effort that hasn't yielded very much.

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Some Things Business Leaders Can Teach Other Leaders — and Our Next President

By John Hollon

Life is not going to be easy for our next U.S. President.

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A Golden Olympic Lesson: How Great Leaders Sell Great Ideas (video)

By Chuck Garcia

When the United States Olympic hockey team glided onto the ice to face the Soviet Union in Lake Placid, New York, on Feb. 22, 1980, Cold War tensions had reached a boiling point.

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Why It's Tough to Hire a Superstar Salesperson

By Jonathan Whistman

Perhaps nothing is more difficult and more important for the success of a business than hiring the right salespeople.

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Change Your Approach to Bring Value to Your Company Meetings

By Ron Thomas

"They called another meeting again. All hands on deck. I hate to go in. We all know that it is going to be a beat down. I just wish for once that we could have a positive meeting where we are applauded for the good things we get done. All of our meetings are always about what we did not do. The things that we do well are never applauded."

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Can You Really Get Feedback From People Who Turn Down a Job Offer?

By John Hollon

In a workplace world where we conduct job interviews, exit interviews, and sometimes even "stay" interviews, it's not surprising that there's now a call to conduct interviews with people who turn down your job offer.

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The 5 Things Candidates Do To Foul Up Their Hiring Chances

By John Hollon

Searching for a job can be difficult, and even though the market is improving, it still doesn't take much for a candidate to knock themselves out of the running for a promising position.

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A Leadership Parable from Steve Jobs: Reach Hearts First and Their Minds Will Follow (Video)

By Chuck Garcia

For a master class in how to sell an idea — and in this case, a product as well — with emotion, watch Steve Jobs’ June 12, 2005 Stanford commencement address. It’s one of the most moving and effective pieces of oratory I’ve ever seen.

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