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US Job Satisfaction at Record Low

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In the recent survey by the Conference Board research group, it was found that 45% of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs.  This survey shows a drop of 4% since the previous results in 2008.  Read the full story here. The Conference Board suggests that potential reasons for the dissatisfaction are: Fewer workers consider their […]

How Adults Achieve Happiness

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Happiness as a child is easy.  Happiness as an adult is more complicated.  In a recent survey of over 3,000 respondents, Marshall and Kelly Goldsmith, BusinessWeek Contributors, analyzed the connections between happiness and meaning at home and at work.  Their findings were clear-cut.  (Read the full article here.)   “There is an incredibly high correlation […]

Why Wise Leaders Don’t Know Too Much

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Is there such a thing as too much knowledge?  Is that possible?  Through the course of his education, Jeff Stibel learned valuable lessons regarding knowledge and wisdom.  An entrepreneur and brain scientist, Stibel writes about how he has learned that “wisdom can be shattered by too much information.”  Like a bookshelf only holds so many […]

Do You Know Where Your Leaders Are?

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Rita McGrath, Professor at Columbia Business School in New York, writes in her blog about preparing for the upswing as the economy shows signs of turnaround.  Read the full article here.  Start with determining where your company is now and where you want to be.  Having a clearly defined goal will help you as you […]

Managing Your Time with White Space

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Trying to do more with less?  Aren’t we all aiming to achieve the creative balance for our various work projects?  Jim Collins, author of  Level 5 Leadership, says he uses a stop watch to regulate his time, which creates pockets of white space in his day to be creative. He “is all about discipline,” writes […]

What Oprah can teach you about Leadership

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Oprah Winfrey’s success in creating and protecting her brand can be attributed to what she doesn’t do as what she does do, according to Harvard Business Blog writer John Baldoni.  Oprah was quoted to say, “”I don’t know what the future holds but I know who holds it.” (Read the full article here.) Baldoni goes […]

Leadership Isn’t All About You

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It’s about your team.  It’s about the people who choose to work with you on a daily basis.  Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, talks about how when a leaders is successful, the whole team takes credit, not just the one at the top.  Read the full article here. […]

Holiday Leadership- set the Example

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It’s the end of the calendar yer, the fiscal year, and the start of the holiday season.  Family is traveling in from out of town, gifts are being purchased, holiday parties are planned and attended by all.  It’s a busy time of year! It’s also the time of giving. We give to our churches, schools, […]

Find the 15-minute Competitive Advantage

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dWe have ideas.  We have innovative ideas.  How do we get those ideas from abstract concepts to tangible processes? One step at a time.  Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School, writes about how businesses, even in these turbulent times can still succeed if we all take it 15 minutes at a time.  Read […]

A Tribute to Veterans

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We want to take a few moments to say Thank You to the Veterans of our various military branches.  Their personal efforts, their work, and their sacrifices are not taken for granted.  Let’s remember those we’ve lost and not lose sight of the great leadership our military has displayed over the history of our country. […]