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Quote: “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you…”

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant.” – Max De Pree, Former CEO Herman Miller I came across this quote … Continue reading

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The Art of Giving Negative Feedback: Part 2 – Build a ‘Feedback Process’

If you’ve set the right context within your team – established objectives, focused on professional development and clarified expectations – the next step is to make feedback part of your company DNA and build a ‘feedback process’. For me, having … Continue reading

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The Art of Giving Negative Feedback: Part 1 – Set the Right Context

Learning to give negative feedback not only constructively, but gracefully, is one of the toughest and most important lessons of being an effective entrepreneur or business professional because it’s one of the skills that elevates you from being a manager … Continue reading

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Curate Your Company Culture – How to Build an Apolitical Company Environment

Politics and drama are often seen as unavoidable fixtures in business and corporate life. Is it possible to create a culture that spits out drama and minimizes the politics? I know a lot of accomplished business people who take a … Continue reading

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Tip: Hire people who can grow with your company.

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to hire. Clearly you need people who are smart, proactive, self-starters, team players and have the right skills. The list goes on and on. But if you’re running a small, growing company … Continue reading

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The Law of Red Flags in Management

Managing people can be one of the most difficult, challenging and frustrating aspects of running a business or advancing in your career. It can also be one of the most rewarding. How do you get more of the latter and … Continue reading

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Management Training from ‘The Corner Office’ Courtesy of the NY Times

I’m always interested in refining my leadership and management skills. It’s easy to forget the basics or become set in your ways. Each Sunday the New York Times publishes a column titled the Corner Office by Adam Bryant – http://projects.nytimes.com/corner-officeContinue reading

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