Leaders Lead and Appreciate Employees to Create Success

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“A paycheck is what an employee lives on. Recognition and appreciation is what they live for,” according to Mac Anderson, the founder of Successories and Simple Truths. Recognition is fast becoming the buzzword of today’s modern workplace.

Does your leadership roadmap include scheduled rest stops along the way to express appreciation and recognize accomplishment? According to Aberdeen’s 2013 employee engagement survey, “Sixty-seven percent of ‘Best-in-Class’ organizations have a formal recognition program, and believe it is extremely valuable in driving individual performance. ...

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Lead by Example: Leadership in the 21st Century

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 Dramatic change has descended upon leaders and the workforce due to the social media revolution. The warp speed shift of workplace communications, interaction and information exchange is causing chaos, mistrust and poor face-to-face communications. This change is forcing leadership to think and interact differently with their workforce in order to engage, encourage and increase their performance.
The John Quincy Adams quote, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,” lays ...
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Social Technologies – A $1.3 Trillion Opportunity

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Unlike the 1980s and 1990s, the speed of change today is transformative. The cause of this warp speed change: social technologies, according to a July 2012 study, “The Social Economy: Unlocking values and productivity through social technologies,” by the McKinsey Global Institute.

The study states that there are greater than 1.5 billion networking users globally and 80 percent of them regularly interact through social networks. Yet only 70 percent of businesses use social technologies, most on a limited basis. Of those ...

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Hit the Ground Running…or Not

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Do you hit the ground running in the morning and never stop until you drop back into bed exhausted at the day’s end? Does your view of peak performance begin the moment you get into your car, set foot in your office, or have that first sip of coffee?

If yes, you are missing the two most important things you need to do to set the tone for a successful day: what you hear and what you do during the first ...

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Make Room for Innovation – Discard Old Systems

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Are organizational boxes keeping you imprisoned in the “we’ve always done it this way” mode? Are you finding it impossible to rapidly adapt to change within existing bureaucratic confines?

The workforce that begins in confining boxes stays confined and cannot work to its highest potential. Workers cannot become fully engaged, maximize productivity or work at peak performance because they are always bumping into barriers that prevent forward movement. Nor can they cope with change easily and adapt or respond to it ...

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