Leadership Development

4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

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July 1, 2016
4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

Tweet The rise of technology and Internet access have forced massive change in the workplace. But perhaps it’s the Millennial worker that has caused the most tension in the workplace. The generational divide at work has never been deeper and more daunting than it is today. Here are today’s most relevant challenges with engaging...
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Most College Graduates Lack Soft Skills Required for Success

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June 14, 2016
Most College Graduates Lack Soft Skills Required for Success

Tweet This month, tens of thousands of college graduation ceremonies for the 2015-16 academic year will take place across the state of Oregon.  In fact, an estimated 22,024 undergraduate degrees and 5,446 graduate degrees will be awarded at approximately 40 public and private institutions across the state according to an estimate by The Oregonian/OregonLive. ...
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Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace

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June 3, 2016
Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace

Tweet Millennials (born between 1980 and 1996) in the U.S. are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.  As the estimated 2.8 million millennials graduate from college this month with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, many will it difficult to land fulfilling jobs.  Consider these facts according to Gallup’s latest...
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6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

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May 16, 2016
6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

Tweet Where there are unmotivated Millennial employees you will find uninspired leaders who lead teams of anxious, job-hop-in-a-heartbeat Millennials. For the leaders eager to spark change and energy into their organizations there are specific Millennial motivators that can be leveraged to ignite Millennial hustle and extend Millennial retention. 1) Innovation 78% of Millennials were...
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Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

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April 20, 2016
Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

Tweet Do you ever struggle to control your negative emotions when encountering conflict with a co-worker, friend or even your boss?  Often times, people lash out or engage in an unproductive round of sparring which proves fruitless and may even destroy the relationship.  Effectively managing conflict requires emotional intelligence and the following steps to...
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

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March 23, 2016
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Tweet Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line. ...
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Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 18, 2016
Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

Tweet Of the 68 teams who made this year’s NCAA tournament, which ones will be matched at the championship game on April 4th at NRG Stadium in Houston?  Your guess is as good as mine.  What we know for certain is that whether in sports or business, there is no greater indicator of success than to have...
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Make Mornings Easier by Ending the Workday in 3 Ways

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February 26, 2016
Make Mornings Easier by Ending the Workday in 3 Ways

Tweet Walking into work leery of what will unfold on a particular day can be detrimental to your attitude, confidence level and ability to work well with others—especially if you are a leader within an organization.  Here are three simple ways to end your workday so you can start the next day off right....
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Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

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February 19, 2016
Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

Tweet The greatest talent challenge currently facing the world’s employers is engaging the Millennial generation. Businesses run the risk of losing a large percentage of their workforces if they do not adjust to nurture loyalty among Millennials. In Deloitte’s recent 2016 Millennial Survey, they collected the views of nearly 7,700 Millennials representing 29 countries around...
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Four Ways Leaders Can Love vs. Loathe Difficult Employees

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February 5, 2016
Four Ways Leaders Can Love vs. Loathe Difficult Employees

Tweet It may not be too late to coach a difficult employee into a dynamo. Here’s how. Learn the source of the employee’s frustration. It is critical to identify the underlying cause of her anger or frustration. Track the number of issues that the employee creates in a day or a week. When you...
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