“By Dan Rockwell, of Leadership Freak”
It’s growing more common for young people to lead teams that include elders.
Some elders look down on their youngers.
“By Samuel Edwards, of Inc.com”
When you’re working as a part of a team, communication is essential. Without it, your goals could be misconstrued, your efforts could become uncoordinated, and you’ll eventually have no hope of achieving a cohesive final result. Obviously, communication is a good thing, but when you’re working with a group of people–rather than in a one-on-one setting–there are unique challenges and qualities to take into consideration.
“By Lisa Kohn, of Chatsworth Consulting Group”
I spent a week at the beach with my extended family. Needless to say, it was great. Great weather. Great nature. Great company. Great times.
Except for the day when my nephew had to work for hours. And hours. He’s not in the most junior position at his firm, but he’s close. And the interns, whom he manages, are no longer able to work past 6pm.
“By Paul Larue, of Lead Change Group”
Leaders new to a team have the unenviable task of getting results, building trust and establishing credibility. All the while they are learning their new role, and possibly even a new company.
For some leaders, doing one or the other is attainable, but doing all simultaneously can be a daunting task. It can be a delicate balance at times, and giving attention to everything at once can be a bit overwhelming.
“By Dr. Jim Anderson, of The Accidental Communicator”
In a speaker’s bag of tricks, humor is one of the most powerful tools that any of us have to maximize the importance of public speaking. However, despite being powerful to use, humor is notoriously difficult to use correctly. It can be all too easy to come up with something that we think is outrageously funny only to be met with blank expressions when we try to use it on an audience. Or we can end up saying the wrong thing to the wrong audience and then nobody will be laughing. What we need here is some suggestions on how to make our next speech funnier.
“By Michelle Lam, of FastCompany.com”
Presenting in front of a crowd usually gives me the shakes. I compensate by talking quickly through slides stuffed with facts. I rarely rehearse. Instead, I’ll usually keep a few main points in my head and improvise the rest of a 15- to 20–minute talk.
In my experience, my approach to public speaking was never great to begin with. In addition, while longer, formal talks are important, I still wanted to make an impact out of much briefer chances to say a few words.
“By Paul LaRue, of UpwardsLeader”
A reader of mine asked me this question this past week:
Q: “What if you are moved to a new job, and a choice wasn’t given. I love the job, but how do I keep motivated when I am expected to train and teach those who were my bosses for many years?”
“By Mike Timmermann, of Clark.com”
You have a job to make money and provide for your family, but the simple act of going to work might cost you thousands of dollars every single year!
How much you’re spending just to go to work:
“By John Baldoni, of SmartBrief.com”
Visiting with employees in their work space is a good habit that not only shows respect but also allows the leader the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at how the work is going.
At the same time, a leader’s time is valuable; she must ration it carefully so here are some suggestions for when to visit a subordinate. So here are four reasons to do it:
“By Susan P. Joyce, of Job-Hunt.org”
Yes, you DO have a “Google Resume,” whether you know it or not. And whether or not you are paying attention.
I’m not talking about your Google Plus profile or a resume you submit to Google for a job there. Your Google resume is what recruiters, and others, find when they search Google for your name.
Famous author Richard N. Bolles, who writes the classic best seller “What Color Is Your Parachute?” stated in 2009 —
“Google is the new resume.”
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