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Aligning Coaching with Strategic Priorities

In theory, coaching can be a powerful way to shift behaviour, increase engagement, enhance thinking and generally make a difference to the way people do business and the way businesses can succeed. But it may not be working. Consider these …
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Welcoming new employees: schedule, mentor, reevaluate

New job jitters can be common. This is mostly due to all of the unknown factors new workers face, such as measuring up, learning what the job really entails, fitting in with coworkers, and wondering if they made the right employment choice.

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Marketing Versus Selling Versus Business Development

In public accounting, we often use “mixed” terms when describing marketing and selling activities and now the combination of marketing and sales activities is referred to as “business development.” The challenge is that these terms are used interchangeably; often causing confusion and disappointment because they are not defined properly. This causes firm leaders – and ...
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Recognizing Across Cultural Borders

Does recognition still seem to your managers to be a peculiar or very American idea? Do you worry about finding the right words for recognizing employees around the world without faux pas? Are you recognizing in a way that makes sense to you, or in …
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3 strategies for fearless delegation

By following this three-step strategy, you can delegate effectively and invest your time in growing your business — without burning out.

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Need a Career or Job Change? The Keys to Change Are In Your Hands

“You are so right! I do own the keys to my career! Love it!”

One of my most pleasurable activities is following up with people who have read a blog post that caused them to send a note. This response was from a Chief HR Officer who is striving to be a new style senior level HR person.
 
The problem is her leadership team is stuck in the old ways of HR and can’t see the forest for the trees.
In our email exchange, I used the expression “you own the keys to your career; no company ever owns that.”
That is a statement that I have always believed in. When I hear of people discussing their situations, while valid, they should always remember who is in charge. That is something that no one can take away from you.
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Is Your Culture Holistic, Monochronic or Collectivist?

How homogenous is your company? Chances are, not so very, anymore. In the global economy, more and more companies are doing business across national and cultural boundaries. It isn’t uncommon for a manager to have direct reports in other regions and countries—sometimes in more than …
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11 ways to give your staff meetings more life

Question: What's one tip that you have for making staff meetings more engaging for your employees?

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3 Steps to Create a Global Company Culture

Recognize This! – A company’s culture defines how the work gets done. It should be the same in every location, every country, everywhere in the world. Building a strong, global culture seems an obvious step in ensuring company success. But it can be easy to become lazy about your culture, assuming it will continue along [...]
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Boost morale by celebrating employees who volunteer

Allowing your employees time off to volunteer helps build communities and connections.