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Motivational Tools for Noncharismatic Leaders

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Michael Kroth

It doesn't take charisma to create a highly motivating work environment. In fact, charisma is not all it is cracked up to be. It's overrated, an excellent motivator doesn't need it, and sometimes it causes more harm than good. Managers can be excellent motivators even i... More »

Developing A Service Culture: A Leader's Guide to Success

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Ryan D. Bricker

We have all experienced what it feels like to have a memorable customer service moment. It's a moment when your expectations were not only met, but were absolutely blown away. You can make an emotional connection to a business or a brand because of that one experience. ... More »

Developing a Comprehensive Pipeline Strategy: More than Recruiting and Retention

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Judith H. Katz

To keep up and stay ahead, companies are chasing after a talented, diverse workforce. While many organizations address this by more proactive hiring, mentoring, and development practices, few make it a comprehensive structure with critically connected pieces. Instead, e... More »

Developing Future Leaders: A Case Study

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Julie Bjorkman

Much of the research on leadership development focuses on the individual who already is in a leadership role. But what would happen if the focus was on those in pre-management roles and helped leverage their development for future management and leadership opportunities... More »

Got Lemons?

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Kate Mulqueen

Do you ever think about lemons? In my work as a consultant, trainer, and coach, I think about lemons everyday. Some would say that the contemplation of lemons qualifies me for psychiatric evaluation, but before you rush to judgment, let me tell you how my thinking about... More »