Do’s and Don’ts to Survive ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

It’s not designed to be the most productive day of the year work-wise – but the implications of ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ go beyond the day. It could shape a child’s future career, or even a life. The purpose of ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ is to expose kids to what their parent,…

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How to Conduct Your Own End of Year Business Review

It’s that time of the year again. Everyone is about to start planning their business goals for 2016. How about you? What are your business goals for 2016? Ramp up talent acquisition, restructure a department, cross-train employees, or close more sales? Hold your horses. Before you call the whole team for a brainstorming and planning session, you should first look…

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Admitting Your Mistakes, Your Highway Ticket to Maturing as a Leader

Article originally posted at http://www.leadersinstitute.com/admitting-your-mistakes-your-key-to-maturing-as-a-leader. Would you rather die than admit you made a mistake? It’s midnight and three hours have passed but you’re still tossing and turning on your bed. You know your alarm will ring in a few hours, but you don’t want it to. The thought of admitting, in front of your team, that you made a…

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How to Have More Big Wins by Pushing Your Team through Small Wins

Article originally posted at http://www.leadersinstitute.com/create-more-big-wins-by-celebrating-your-teams-small-wins. About 65% of employees don’t feel valued by their boss, according to a study by CareerBuilder. You might think it’s time consuming or expensive to celebrate if the accomplishment is just a small progress in an ongoing project, or an otherwise unnoticeable upward movement in a long term goal. It’s not like your team was…

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5 Signs Your Team Needs a Teambuilding Event

Article originally posted at http://www.leadersinstitute.com/5-signs-team-needs-teambuilding-event. The word “Teambuilding” alone is enough to get some rolling their eyes and checking their calendar for a scheduling conflict. And while many of our first thoughts of teambuilding go to a comical episode of The Office or a YouTube video of an exercise gone wrong, the process of teambuilding, in whatever form it takes,…

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Re-engaging a Team: Refresh, Re-Focus, Re-Invent

Article originally posted at http://www.leadersinstitute.com/to-re-engage-a-team-refresh-refocus-and-reinvent. Teams come in different shapes and sizes, and serve various purposes. When you’re lucky enough to have a team that has been together for some time or worked on multiple projects, one of the difficulties can be re-engaging that team. Downtime can be great; you can consider it like an “offseason,” but what to do…

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The New Manager’s Guide to Leading a New and Dysfunctional Team

This article was originally posted at http://www.leadersinstituteteambuilding.com/new-managers-how-to-fix-a-dysfunctional-team. “I’ve been appointed a team manager at a software consulting company. I was really happy with my luck in securing the position, until I found the mountain of problems awaiting me. Apparently, the previous manager swept a lot of employee and performance issues under the rug and it all didn’t come out until…

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3 Stereotype Shattering Strategies to Unite a Diverse Team

Article originally posted at http://www.leadersinstitute.com/three-stereotype-shattering-strategies-to-unite-a-diverse-team. Gone are the days when it’s normal to see offices mostly filled with people from the same town, age group, and university. Now, it’s normal for an office to have a 50-year old mid-level employee supervised by a fresh from business school 30-year old. That’s not even considering the diversity of religion, race, gender, political…

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