4 Ways to Make Better Leadership Decisions

December 5, 2016

Kendra* is a newly promoted vice president of IT at a rapidly growing mid-sized firm. She’s been working overtime to staff up her department to meet the demands of her company’s growth. With each job candidate Kendra interviews, she feels the pressure to make job offers quickly. Her team is swamped, but she knows that […]

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Zen of Jen – Practice Saying “No” with This Easy Exercise

August 19, 2013

Saying “no” isn’t easy for many people. From team members worried about speaking up to their boss, to saying no to a great “opportunity”, it can be difficult to figure out the right way to decline an offer. One of the main reasons we hesitate to say “no, thanks” is that we worry about the […]

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Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Lose Their Talent

August 5, 2013

Is your organization doing a good job of developing its leadership pipeline? Leadership-development opportunities start with entry-level supervision roles, and a recent study suggests that most companies are shortsighted in their development strategies. According to study sponsors DDI, and the Institute, only 18% of companies surveyed said they had a strong bench of frontline […]

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An Honor-Based Approach to Career Development

July 29, 2013

“Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.” ~ Emily Post, American expert on etiquette Is there a proper “etiquette” for leaders to follow when developing their teams? I’ve often heard it said that etiquette is simply helping others […]

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Managerial Expectations – Don’t Keep ‘Em Guessing

June 20, 2013

From time to time, Mr. People Equation and I talk shop about managerial things. As a director-level leader who has supervised technical professionals for more than a decade, he’s been around the block and I value his insights. The other day, he mentioned an Expectations List that he gives to employees new to his department.  […]

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Why Empowering Your Sales Team is Good Business

May 22, 2013

Guest Post by Lisa Kosak Note from Jennifer: I met Lisa at a GRAPE networking event and have enjoyed getting to know her. Lisa has years of “in the trenches” management experience and a true passion for employee engagement, so I invited her to share her leadership thoughts with you. Here, she shares the challenges […]

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