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Did you ever look around in amazement at people around you who have achieved extraordinary things, yet don’t appear to be all that extraordinary?

These are people who have greatly succeeded in business, in politics, in the arts, in sports, or in some other space, but in many respects seem pretty much on par with you (or even inferior) in terms of core abilities and talents.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is an excerpt from “Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to Energize, Inspire, and Motivate,” by Tim Tobin. Tobin is vice president, global learning and leadership development, at Marriott International. He is responsible for leadership development strategy, programs, curriculum and activities. His previous work includes Baker Tilly (formerly Beers + Cutler) and Booz Allen Hamilton.[…] Continue Reading »

Every leader had to start somewhere. That’s true about the shift supervisor on the shop floor and the head of a multinational corporation. Rarely is a great leader just born; no one walks into the workplace with all of the skills required to manage a team, inspire people and help grow a business.

Unfortunately, many leaders fail to develop past the point of mere competence.[…] Continue Reading »

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 »