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4 Things That Make Work A Place People Want To Be

Guest Contributor – Michael Moulton We spend a lot of our time working. 40 hours a week for 50+ years translates into a pretty hefty portion of our waking hours dedicated to work. Since we spend so much time working, shouldn’t work be an enjoyable place to be? Over the course of my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredible companies. These companies understood the importance of making the workplace somewhere employees want to be. From my experience, there are a few key defining features that unite these companies’ approaches. 1. Employees are Treated like People...

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How To Fix Poor Team Performance

Your team can’t seem to get their Sh#t together.  In-fighting, lack of communication with other departments, arriving late and leaving early. I’ve been there! So, how do you rescue your team (and yourself) from humiliation and possible termination when they are at the brink? As a leader, the buck stops with you.  If your team is doing well and delivering against objectives you get a well-deserved pat on the back.  When things begin to slip however, you are on the hook. Focusing on what the team is doing wrong can only lead to micromanagement, mistrust and even lower performance....

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10 Podcasts Every Manager Must Hear

I am a huge fan of podcasts. Yes, I’m a little biased because I host one, but also because they are amazing. If you want to learn something new, stay up-to-date on current affairs, or escape into the world of alien espionage, there is a podcast for you. And of course there are plenty of shows dedicated to people who lead teams. Shows that give you career advice, keep you current on business or technology and remind you that you’re human and need to take a break every now and then. So here are 10 podcasts that are great...

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Why Marketing Leaders Are The First To Be Fired

Chief Marketing Officers and other marketing leaders often get the short end of the stick. A Korn Ferry study about C-suite executive tells an interesting story. The Accenture Strategy CMO Insights study spells it out. And I’m sure if you are (or know) a marketing executive you would likely say the same. The pressure on marketing executives is very real (#struggle) and there seems to be some reason behind it. To find out why marketing leaders are at the top of this not so prestigious list, I spoke with marketing leadership expert, Thomas Barta.  Barta, who co-authored The 12...

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Quote of the Day

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

– Thomas J. Watson

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