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A Virtual Team – Building A High Performance Workforce

A Virtual Team – Building A High Performance Workforce

How do you ensure your virtual team works effectively? Best-selling author and leadership transition expert, Michael Watkins provides us with some answers in his article “Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles.” Michael: “I launched a discussion around this question on Linkedin. The result was an outpouring of experience and advice for making virtual teams work. (I define “virtual teams” as work groups which (1) have some core members who interact primarily through electronic means, and (2) are engaged in interdependent … Read entire article »

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The Very Best Way to Manage Female Employees

The Very Best Way to Manage Female Employees

Originally posted at LinkedIn on Apr 17, 2015 In the course of just one week I learned (at least that’s what the instructors claimed) all I ever need to know about the differences between supervising, managing, and leading female employees as opposed to male employees: In a conference breakout sessionI was told positive reinforcement and encouragement will get the best out of female employees (and if I do have to give constructive feedback, I should first find … Read entire article »

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Gen Y Money To-Dos

Gen Y Money To-Dos

 (This article was originally published in AdviceIQ and Nasdaq on April 23rd, 2015) If you’re a millennial (born between 1980 and 2000, aka Gen Y), you face financial questions besides just getting through to next payday. Here’s how to seriously plan with your money. Recent research shows the demographic wave of 75 million American millennials will surpass the number of baby boomers this year, making it the nation’s largest generation. Millennials are often described as diverse, educated and tech-savvy, with big career goals … Read entire article »

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How Smart Companies Help New Employees Succeed

How Smart Companies Help New Employees Succeed

Originally posted at LinkedIn on Apr 20, 2015 You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they’re hired… turn them loose, right? Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with the right perspective and right mindset means everything. Never assume the conversations you had during the interview process were enough. They aren’t. Here are four things to do … Read entire article »

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