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Leadership Styles and Perception

A common question during interviews as well as performance reviews is: what is your leadership style? Although this is a pertinent issue for a variety of reasons, one of the core, underlying issues of leadership style pertains to how well … Continue reading

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Success with Pay for Performance

As discussed in the last post, perceptions regarding pay for performance may vary by level in an organization. Although most would agree that no one believes their system is perfect, perceptions on how well this compensation strategy accomplishes it stated … Continue reading

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Differences in Performance Perceptions

As the recession pushed organizations to practice care in spending while attempting to hang on to their highest value talent, pay for performance experienced a renewal. Faced with limited resources and increased demand for efficiency, leaders appealed to their higher … Continue reading

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What Do Candidates Want?

After years of uncertainty in the labor market, things seem better. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the first quarter of 2015 possessed more than five million job openings. To put this in context, the last time the … Continue reading

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Career Choices

Most of us at one point or another provided career advice to someone. It might be a friend, coworker, sibling, or child that wanted to better map out their future while maximizing the value of their skills and abilities. However, … Continue reading

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Finding Your Way More Quickly

Most of us grew up assuming we would know what we wanted to do when the time came, follow that path and gain the training and education that we needed, and realize our dream by working our career in our … Continue reading

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Being Nice in a Linked World

I recently had a conversation with a colleague regarding how the concept of “being nice” varies across people. In our more connected, over-engaged, and fast paced world, it is easy to become impatient or even irritable and let the “niceties” … Continue reading

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Motivation and Money

Most of us know the feeling of having to strengthening our resolve to do something that we dread. As a student, it may be completing homework that holds no interest to us, attending a class that lulls us to sleep … Continue reading

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Customer Service

We all have our favorite customer service stories. For some of us, it might be lack of scruples of our local automobile repair shop, the horrible services of a restaurant, the cattle herding mentality of an airline, or completely inefficient … Continue reading

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Millennials Revealed

As the workforce demographics change, millennials continue to grow in importance not only as team members, but as leaders. While considerable emphasis has been placed on recruiting and retaining millennials, most organizations still struggle to attract the best and brightest … Continue reading

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