“It’s Your Ship” by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

January 31, 2010
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The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of the USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside of the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today’s uncertain business seas.

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Leadership vs. Management

May 25, 2009
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Learn the difference between a manager and a leader in this though provoking new article by leadership type.

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Performance Appraisal and Evalutation Tips

May 22, 2009
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To help in your evaluation of underperforming employees, I offer these examples of “diplomatic” ways to deal with low scoring performance qualities while still getting the point across.

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5 Key Elements of Effective Feedback

May 20, 2009

In a previous article I explained my theory of Proactive and Reactive Feedback and how their use can make or break the productivity of your team. I made the case that feedback is better given when an employee or team’s performance is on the upward swing rather than waiting until their performance starts to dip. […]

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Assumptions About People and Leadership

May 19, 2009
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While the practice of leadership can very from one supervisor to the next, there are a few basic assumptions about leadership that apply to nearly everyone.

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Develop Outstanding Employees Utilizing Effective Feedback

May 18, 2009

Most people can manage the performance of a subordinate to meet the minimum expectations of the job, but it takes a proactive leader to bring about outstanding results from an individual or team and it all comes back to feedback.

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Strengths Based Leadership

May 16, 2009
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There is an overabundance of highly educated scholars in the field of leadership that have very little managerial experience. Those having experience managing others did so at such a high level they were often disconnected from employees on the frontline. If you’re looking to advance your ability to lead rather than theorize about it, do […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Social Skills

May 14, 2009
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If you’re an individual who struggles during group conversations at social functions, here are 5 simple tips that may help you out!

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Prioritizing Your Duties as a Leader

May 13, 2009
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When you’re tasked with an overwhelming number of responsibilities, your energy needs to be focused on the projects that give you the biggest return on your time.

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