management

Microlearning Is Here and We’re Ready. Are You?

Amy Fox

Our world is very different than it was just a generation ago. The Information Age has brought about significant changes to our personal and professional lives in how we interact with and share information. One of the many effects of this shift is that our attention spans are shrinking, which is pushing companies to up their game in order to truly […]

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The Art of Managing Up

Victoria Rodgers

Executive leadership teams are responsible for carrying out the company strategy, mission, and values. While they need to maintain a level of engagement at the management level to stay abreast of how to serve their frontline teams, the ultimate goal of a leader is to influence, empower, and maximize the efforts of their followers and […]

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I’m a New Manager! Now What?

Darrell Burke

I’ve had the opportunity to observe and coach new managers in a variety of functions. Whether it’s a new sales manager, operations manager, or technical manager, I seem to get the same question: I’m a new manager! Now what do I do? The interesting thing about this question is that many of these new managers […]

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Lead from the Middle: Changing Our Approach to Training Mid-Level Managers

Amy Fox

Not long ago Harvard Business Review conducted a survey that found nearly half (48 percent) of Generation Y professionals at Fortune 500 companies, including many in middle management, planned to leave their current job within two years. The same survey found that 85 percent of respondents felt their companies’ leadership pipeline would suffer unless their middle […]

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The Power of Collaborative Leadership: What March Madness Can Teach Us About Leadership

Amy Fox

At my house, March Madness has taken over. All of the close games and upsets make it so fun and exciting, and emotions are certainly running high! One of the reasons it’s been so riveting this year is due to several Cinderella stories—previously unknown teams that don’t seem to have a chance yet are accomplishing […]

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The Leadership and Management of You

I am not sure our numbering system goes high enough to count the number of blog posts, books, and articles that have been written to help you improve your leadership and management skills. There are apparently quite a few of you really screwing it up. I’m much more interested in how you are doing leading and managing your professional self. And I can say with some authority that most of you are screwing it up.

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Leader or Manager—Which Are You?

Amy Evans

This is a question that many have asked and many books have been written on the subject. As 2011 comes to an end, I am pondering this question yet again. To get a better handle on it, I decided to look up the definitions of these two terms.

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