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How You Can Help Your Organization Address Leadership and Cultural Challenges

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By Cara Valentino

Organizational culture, leadership, performance, and job satisfaction are all inextricably linked. Numerous studies have shown that employees want and need more coaching, mentoring, and training from either internal or external resources. I’ve seen individuals and entire organizations experience better performance, improved leadership, and increased job satisfaction as a direct result of these types of coaching […]

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Love Him or Hate Him, Tom Brady Has Mastered Performance and Here’s What We Can Learn From Him

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By Sean Follin

Full disclosure — I’m not a sports guy. Don’t get me wrong, I play sports and lots of them. I just ended my fast-pitch baseball career last year, after all. However, Bud Light would never cast me in their chest-bumping-bowl-of-Utz-Party-Mix-spilling Sunday afternoon commercials. I just can’t get fired up about it. That said, Super Bowl […]

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How to Be Really Good at Getting Other People to Say “Yes” to You – Good Looks Not Required

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By Sean Follin

This blog is part of a series, Leading From the Middle. This series teaches you how to improve the system and show the Man that Millennials know how to get stuff done. Gain new perspectives on leadership, plot the course, and make an impact, even if your title equates to something along the lines of […]

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Six Steps For a Successful Leadership Transition

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By Ron Ivey

For anyone transitioning into a leadership position, the first 180 days are critical for your long-term success. I have worked with numerous leaders who have navigated the difficult waters of leadership transition and set their organizations on a path to high performance. In our ebook, High Performance Leadership: Skills You Need to Succeed and Critical Mistakes to […]

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Five Styles of Project Management and When to Use Them

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Effective project management is critical to business performance and organizational success. In fact, according to Project Management Institute, for every $1 billion invested in the United States, $122 million is wasted due to poor project performance. So how can your organization improve its operations and bottom line? When it comes to managing projects, the answer […]

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How to Determine if Someone is Ready to Progress to a Leadership Position

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By Travis Wright

“LEADING is what you do when you 1) set strategic direction, 2) align resources, 3) inspire action, and 4) are accountable for results. Period. LEADING is available to anyone at anytime. Our world is full of books on ‘Leadership.’ Our world has enough ‘Leaders.’ The problem is that we have too few people LEADING,” courtesy of The PRIMES. […]

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4 Tips to Run a Meeting that Generates Awesome Ideas

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By Chris Jackson

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard When is the last time you were in a meeting and asked to come up with as many ideas as possible – to share any and all ideas since there was no such thing as a bad idea? My guess for most of […]

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Transforming to a Shared Services Model – The Hershey Company’s Journey

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By John Potts, Jeff Kemmerer, and Tim Rund

Organizations can now streamline processes, stay connected regardless of location, and through technology, can maximize resources on a global scale. Technology’s rapid innovation and adoption cycles  has a direct impact on how organizations manage lines of business and ultimately, transform the way we define shared services.   One such example was the transformation of The […]

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