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The Art of Feedback

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As a professional who has admittedly achieved success by being personal, passionate, and proactive, it is no surprise that Raymond Ferrell, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dex Media, has developed his own ideologies about how to give and receive work-performance feedback. Ferrell followed his passion for the law early on, and every professional move he has …

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Mind Reading for Managers

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Kim Smith, international human resources expert, claims that there is a way to engage staff in just five key conversations. By Kim Smith Did you know that only a fraction of your staff bring their ‘A Game’ to work every day? According to companies like Aon Hewitt and the Gallup Organization, this number is about one in five. The rest? …

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Forget Balance, Remember Priorities

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The perfect work-life balance that everyone chases after may just be an urban legend. Instead, use these three keys to find peace through priorities By Anne Grady There have been a number of articles and commentaries in the news lately suggesting that we toss out the whole idea of work-life balance. I couldn’t agree more. Why? The whole idea of …

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A “Smart” Business Language That Spoke for Change

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Neil Gaydon, President of SMART Technologies, shares his experiences on how he led change and diversified his company into new industries. By Neil Gaydon I was brought into SMART Technologies over 18 months ago to provide it with a new direction. SMART’s global platform owes to its status as the largest supplier of interactive displays in the world of education. …

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A Recipe For Success

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How Creole Chef Ann Marr Brings All The Right Ingredients to the HR Table. On the morning of Tuesday, March 8, 2011, as the producers of the CBS Early Show were busy prepping news reports of Prince William and soon-to-be Princess Kate’s surprise trip to Ireland and editing the tape of a sit-down interview with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, …

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Today’s Marketers Are Soccer Players, Not Football Quarterbacks

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The business game has changed. In order to score goals with consumers, CMOs need to start thinking like soccer captains.  Everyone knows that the world is changing at a rapid pace and that it is affecting all parts of business, from supply chains to how consumers interact with brands. Nowhere are these changes more evident than in the C-Suite, particularly …

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#realtalk Advice for Millennials in the Workplace

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Andrew Krause and Timothy Parker, CEOs of AKA Media, give Millennials tips on how to rise to the challenges of today’s workforce As two Gen Xers who started our video communications company in the late nineties, we’ve embraced youth as our company has grown. Embracing youth today means working with millennials. From a management view, millennials in the workplace represent tremendous …

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The Business of Culture

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 Michelle Joseph, Talent Acquisition Expert and CEO of PeopleFoundry, explains why culture is the best investment you’ll ever make. Any buzz you hear about company culture always seems to feature legendarily successful businesses like Google or Facebook. Their employees work on exercise balls, nerf guns in the office and draft beer on tap. Their work life seems like a college …

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Mentorship Menagerie

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Tron Jordheim, Chief Marketing Officer at StorageMart and Director of Operations at PhoneSmart, shares how various mentors have modeled effective leadership and achieved executive success. By Jill Yarberry-Laybourn As a young boy in Brooklyn, New York, Jordheim had an entrepreneurial spirit that shined brightly.  This entrepreneurial spirit has since elevated into corporate management. Jordheim partly attributes his executive success to …

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Disappointment Moments are Coaching Moments in Disguise

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Alesia Latson, founder of Latson Leadership Group, gives leaders tips on how to effectively respond to disappointment. Disappointment is inevitable for leaders. At times, your people will disappoint you, and there will also be instances when you disappoint others. So the fact that disappointment occurs isn’t the challenge. The real issue to address is how you respond to it. Unfortunately, …

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