How to Keep Your Boss Happy and Add Value


Bosses are important because many employees have bosses, are bosses, or may play both roles. If you find yourself in one of these categories, you are in good company as Stanford research indicates there are at least 21 million bosses in the United States today. Despite staggering numbers of people in charge, the mission is…

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To Move Up, Think Beyond Your Current Role


Increased earnings, added career satisfaction and looking forward to the day ahead can all be perks of capturing your next promotion. These 5 pieces of advice can help you make that happen. Manage your boss “Managing up,” instructs Bob Pozen, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, “does not mean manipulating your boss.…

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Secrets to Leading Effective Global Teams


According to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, global talent mobility levels have increased by 25% over the last decade and they predict a further 50% growth by 2020. Which means in the next decade the ability of organizations to manage their global talent efficiently will mark the difference between success and failure. To get ahead of this challenge,…

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Important Things Successful People Do Each Weekend


Each two day weekend has 2,880 minutes that successful people maximize. So, how do they spend their off duty moments? Follow along as we take a closer look at tips and strategies that will prepare you to take Monday by storm. 1.  Write down a simple agenda Although it’s the weekend, a plan is essential.…

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Salary Negotiation Strategies to Use Today


The ability to negotiate a competitive salary is a critical skill to have during the interview process; it is also a talent that will benefit you throughout your career. If you are like many employees taking on additional responsibility, working longer hours, and not seeing any improvement in your salary – it may be time…

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Six Secrets to Leading International Groups


Almost 15 years ago global teams were rare. Today, they are an important part of our business models. Further, successful leaders with experience in more than one country are increasingly considered as valuable as their specialties. Looking closer at trends and the global DDI study, CEO’s have named cultural competence as one of the top…

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How To Leave The Office Before Dark


I’m a fan of Kathryn Dill‘s work at Forbes, and she reported on an interesting piece, How To Leave Work By 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done. Here are seven key tips she outlines, along with two of my own that can help you escape the office by the time it gets dark and still get things done:…

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Packing Tips Every Business Leader Should Know


Leading a busy company? It’s possible that you will be packing for a business trip soon. After factoring in urgent client meetings and the Global Business Travel Association’s projected 2015 U.S. travel spending of $310.2 billion – you may be ready to buy a plane ticket now… With travel hitting record levels, rising 6.2 percent…

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Four Things Smart Leaders Are Doing Today


When Harvard Business Review found that workplace learning was a common thread in the “Best Performing Companies In The World”, Leaders took notice. Building on that news, this Leader started the search for change management learning opportunities that were unique, yet proven. Imagine my surprise when a highly recommended program included a subject matter expert…

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Is It Possible To Predict Success?


It is true that productive leadership teams can turn companies around. But how do you build or reshape a team to be successful? To discover how, I secured a rare interview with the knowledgeable Dr. Michael Cofield, Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Highlights that introduce the Losada Ratio…

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