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Armed With Psychology:Six Worker Personalities

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The best managers learn the personalities of their teams and respond to their needs. A major general has seen Process Communication lead to accomplishing missions and properly distributing work. For years, my colleagues and I have said I will never do... More »

Becoming a Citizen of the World: Peace Corps Retrospective

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In 50 years the U.S. Peace Corps has touched countless lives and has created citizens of the world who foster a global network. In September 2011, the U.S. Peace Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary. Thousands of volunteers cam... More »

Get Ready for Your Mentoring Relationship

Lois J. Zachary

Most professionals do not deny that mentoring is an important leader ship competency and often a professional responsibility. Yet, most leaders, while well intentioned, are underprepared for the mentor role. Leaders who make the time to prepare themselves to be ... More »

Why You Should Get on Board the Mentor Ship

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Tyler Robinson

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. Jack Welch There are many ways in which a person can learn and develop through out his or her career. Having or being a ment... More »

Distasteful Duties: Maintaining Order and Discipline

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Public-sector managers find addressing subordinates inappropriate conduct or poor performance to be among their most distasteful duties. They have a greater administrative burden than is typical of their private-sector counter-parts for two reasons: the public-secto... More »