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    Moving Up the Ladder - Why Rookies Outperform Senior Executives in the Workplace
by Liz Wiseman and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
While experience is certainly valuable in most industries, there is a school of thought that says the inexperienced individuals actually have an edge in the current workforce. Former Oracle Corporation executive Liz Wiseman, currently a researcher and executive advisor, argues that rookies coming into a field bring a certain passion, curiosity and new knowledge that veterans have trouble keeping up with. Liz also explains to T...
 
    The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 66
by Carey Freitag, Tim Muma, Lynn Molitor and Liz Dotson - Oct, 2014
The LJNRadio Quad features four of our hosts from LJNRadio, gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives on just about any employment-related topic. Agree or disagree, you're bound to learn something about our hosts or the world of employment. Topics du Jour A Slacking Co-Worker - It can be a challenge to approach a co-worker who isn't pulling his or her own weight, but steps need to be taken be...
 
    Management Decisions - The Need for a Domestic Violence Policy
by Gary Young and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
This year there has been a spotlight on domestic violence and how it may impact one's career, namely with the incident involving NFL running back, Ray Rice. After being convicted of abuse against his wife, along with video of the footage, the Baltimore Ravens released him from the team. That begs the question, should all employers have a domestic violence policy in place should one of their employees commit this crime? Gary Yo...
 
    Employment Notebook - The Value and Importance of Delegation
by Dan Demers and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Individuals may disagree on the specifics of delegation, but it's difficult to argue its value and importance. LJNRadio takes a look at the impact of delegation, particularly trying to understand what makes it vital to an organization's success. Dan Demers, founder and president of ReMission Consulting, his passion for delegation and applicable experience to the show. Dan breaks down the key components for Tim Muma, and offers...
 
  Can You Strengthen Your Team by Leading Through Vulnerability?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Oct, 2014
Vulnerability is synonymous with weakness, helplessness, and being defenseless—things that you, as a leader, do not want to be known for. Vulnerability, which is getting a lot of buzz around leadership qualities and traits discussions, is also synonymous with openness and exposure, which aren’t necessarily negative when it comes to leading a team. In a recent article in INC. magazine, the author mentions what researcher Br...
 
  How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
 
  Becoming the Boss: How to Manage Your Peers
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2014
As I wrote earlier this month, the second step to becoming the boss is to face the challenge of being a manager and taking on your first official workplace leadership role. It won’t be easy because you’ll have a lot to learn as you go, but managing other people will be exciting and incredibly gratifying. One challenge you’re likely to face as you move from being “just one of the team” to being in an official leadership role...
 
  Bad News for Buttoned-Up Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2014
"Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Most of my emotional intelligence-based executive coaching and...
 
  EQ and Emotional Expressiveness for Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2014
“Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Most of my executive coaching clients are very bright, but st...
 
  Becoming the Boss: The 4 Essential Elements of Your Personal Brand
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2014
As I wrote last week, the first step to becoming the boss is to learn about yourself. How can you be a great leader of your own life and career? Part of that process is becoming the CEO of you and building a professional and effective personal brand for yourself. With people no longer sticking with a single company for the course of their careers, it’s essential to always be marketing yourself for the next opportunity. And...
 
  How Important is Praise in Business?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Sep, 2014
Many psychologists would agree that positive reinforcement is significantly more effective than punishment. Many executives would agree employee recognition leads to an increased bottom line. Many doctors would agree that the release of dopamine in the brain whenever we hear something we enjoy is a powerful thing. And then there are the studies. Ragan.com shares a collection of studies that sets the record straight, direct...
 
  Change is Coming: 6 Ways to Manage Your Team Through the Chaos
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Aug, 2014
Change can ruffle the feathers of any company making it a great time for good managers to shine. An effective leader helps ease team tensions while paving the way for open-minded, forward thinking; providing both a safe space for employees to feel secure and a growing company that nurtures change. But saving the day is easier said than done so if you’re facing impending change and are uncertain about its possible effects, s...
 
  How to Create a Culture of Fearless Innovation
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Dec, 2013
Quality and customer service are no longer differentiators. Innovation is what creates a sustainable competitive advantage. I’m feeling like the word “marketing” should be retired. I know this may sound like blasphemy to most of you, but what I see driving success in large corporations and in small businesses is not traditional marketing, it’s culture. The American Marketing Association defines marketing as “an activity,...
 
  How Supervising a Small Group Prepares You for the Big Stage | Learning to Lead
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2013
Bad supervisors are everywhere. Some know they’re bad and don’t care. Some are clueless. But most desperately want to do better. Most of us don’t want to go to work and be known for doing a poor job. Too often, new supervisors were great technical performers inexperienced in how to lead others. Once they’re in the job, they discover that their success is measured by how well others perform under their direction. Th...
 
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