Tag: accountability

Improving Actual Communication with Virtual Teams

As a manager, communicating with your team is a top priority and yesterday we reviewed simple tactics for ensuring your staff is well informed. But what happens when you’re supervising virtual team members? Maintaining great relationships with these people takes a little extra – and different – effort.

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Make Accountability a Normal Part of Your Business Success Plan

By Lee Ellis What’s the one thing that can make or break your chance to move ahead and achieve your personal professional goals? When I tell you, you’re not going to like it. It’s too time-consuming. Too intrusive. Too–dare I say it?—moralistic.

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Master the 5 levels of leadership

by Dan Oswald My youngest son came home from school the other day with a packet of information from one of his coaches. Included in the packet was a sheet of paper titled “The Leadership Continuum.” It outlines five levels of leadership and what is necessary to demonstrate each. I hadn’t seen this before, but […]

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel […]

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan on August 2. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? […]

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Focus on the Desired Outcome

You ever find yourself faced with situation that is so screwed up that no matter what solution you come up with, it’s guaranteed to be better than what’s currently being done? You think to yourself, “There’s no way I can’t make this better than it is today. It’s going to be really easy to look […]

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Hot List: Amazon Editors’ Picks for Best Business & Investing Books of 2009

Here are the Amazon’s “Editors’ Picks” of the best business and investing books of 2009. 1. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox. Time magazine’s editor-at-large leads readers on a chronological journey of modern economic theory, featuring the cast of scholars who constructed […]

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Hot List: Bestselling “Management and Leadership” Books on Amazon.com

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Monday morning, August 17, in the “Management and Leadership” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. How Did That Happen?: Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way by Roger Connors and […]

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Say It Right the First Time

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book Say It Right the First Time by Loretta Malandro. Review describes Malandro’s tips for how to manage  and communicate emotionally charged people. In Say It Right the First Time Malandro talks about how to have hard conversations and improve your motivational techniques by improving communication. The section […]

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