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Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.

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There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids.  Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »

Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

Posted on April 24th, by Lougie in Leadership. 1 Comment

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Certain careers such as those in the medical and legal  professions are generally considered to be prestigious and lucrative.

But there are costs – both tangible and intangible – involved in pursuing careers in these and other well-paying professions.

Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Read on to find out.

Dream Jobs Vs. Lucrative Professions

Let’s … Read More »

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Posted on April 3rd, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.

 

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Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »

All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

Posted on March 27th, by Henry Goldbeck in Leadership. Comments Off on All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.

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I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »

Ken Blanchard on How Great Leaders Grow

Posted on March 20th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Ken Blanchard on How Great Leaders Grow

I recently caught up with Ken Blanchard, who is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of 50 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, including the iconic One Minute Manager®. His latest book is called Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life. In … Read More »