Category: Human Resources

Running Effective Meetings

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To Conduct Effective Meetings: All our work efforts are to increase productivity and reduce wasted time. As a result, the meetings we hold had better be important ones. Use time well by running effective meetings. To avoid being iike “The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf,’” (in other words, becoming known for holding lame, purposeless meetings), we […]


I See Things Differently

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I See Things Differently

There is great value in “Seeing Things Differently.” To illustrate this, think about a new stressful situation or problem at work. What recent issue are you facing that needs to be resolved? Now, try the Focus Exercise below. Focus Exercise Directions: focus on a point about six feet in front of you, framed by both […]


How to Maximize Human Capital ROI

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Appeared in HR Professionals Magazine | April 2012 by Richard J. Atkins What’s Good For the Goose (Is Not Always Good For the Gander) Most leaders in industry have realized that employees are productive in different ways. Some work better in the morning, whereas others “come to life” at other times during the day. There […]


Communicating Value: Important Ideas

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Communicating Value

Consider the value that each person in your organization brings to it. When was the last time you tried communicating value, and let them know how much you esteem the work they do? It is insane to repeat the same behavior and expect different results. To change, one must try something different. Organizational progress depends […]


Self-Knowledge = Better Relationships

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Do you remember the age-old line, “charity begins at home”? It’s a best-practice reminder to help yourself before helping those around you. You’ll be much more useful to others, once you’re OK, right? Address your needs first, so you can be of maximum use to others when needed. Even the FAA’s Passenger Safety Information Briefing […]


Leadership, Management, & Supervision

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Leadership Management

Leadership is hard to define.  Ask different people to define leadership management or supervision, and you will get many interpretations, with each person stressing a different area that they deem most important.  To lead well, you need to discover what you see as important in a good leader.     Leadership Management Defined by others: The Collins English […]


Soft Skills and Hard Dollars

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Soft Skills

Do we really need soft skills training? The answer is yes. We all could use improvement with these attributes. On the job, technical abilities are developed through repeated practice, but the skills that mean the most to people are not always addressed. These qualities include EI (Emotional Intelligence), personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal […]


Workplace Equal Rights & Feminism

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Workplace Equal Rights

Here are some interesting facts about women and men: Women earn approximately 77% of wages men earn for the same jobs. In politics and in the C-Suite, women have been, and still are, underrepresented. There continues to be an alarming amount of violence against women, even here in the United States. Feminists act to change […]


What is your productivity style?

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productivity style

Each participant in the Improving Communications Leadership & Management Development training completes the Building Excellence Profile. BE is a web-based online learning-style assessment for people in business. It identifies 28 elements that may affect, positively or negatively, how each individual achieves and performs in work-based learning environments. Using the Building Excellence Profile allows leaders and […]


Does Your Resume Present You As Trivial Or Important? Selling with Your Resume.

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selling with your resume

Do you realize you are selling with your resume? When people sell, they talk about features that the product has (air conditioning in a car, for instance) AND the benefits that feature brings to the buyer (keeps you cool on a hot day). Frequently, unskilled sales people will name a number of features, but not […]