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For the majority of people, time spent at work far outweighs time spent with friends and family. Deciding whether to accept a job offer is an important decision that will ultimately have a significant impact on your happiness and well-being.

Most job-seekers confine their evaluation of a company to factors such as salary, job title, and benefits, but research suggests that other, more intangible factors better predict your likelihood to thrive in a job.[…] Continue Reading »

It goes without saying that younger, less experienced employees have different development needs compared to more seasoned employees. But that is amplified in the era of helicopter parenting. Because helicopter parents tend to hover over their children, protecting them from harm, structuring educational opportunities, and making decisions on their behalf, today’s younger employees tend to have less developed life skills.[…] Continue Reading »

When I started in the field of leadership development (when gas was 89 cents a gallon), the model we used looking like this:

  • When someone got promoted to team leader, supervisor, or manager, they were sent a memo (no e-mail yet) from HR informing them that they have been registered for a mandatory four-week supervisory training course.
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Reinventing ourselves is not easy. In fact, most people don’t stay the course and succeed. Have you ever heard the cynical viewpoint “A leopard can’t change its spots?”

There’s definitely a science and an art to taking yourself to the next level. And while each person and his or her circumstances are different, there are some common elements that everyone could benefit from.[…] Continue Reading »

More than 50,000 books are published per year on leadership — how to be an effective leader, how to grow into being a leader if you’re not one, what qualities constitute a good leader. And it’s not just books — there are websites, magazines, blogs, training seminars, not to mention graduate degrees from major universities.

The market for leadership development seems unlimited.[…] Continue Reading »