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Spark Joy With Your Leadership Team’s Responsibilities
Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jul 9, 2019 1:59:38 PM

Why Your Employer Brand Strength Matters

Employer Branding – What It Means for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 7, 2018 9:09:29 AM

Two Rules in Practicing Unbiased Hiring

You’re down to two highly qualified applicants in your lengthy search for a new team member.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Mar 21, 2018 8:49:15 AM

3 Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

Communication skills are an essential part of the leader’s toolbox. However, a recent article reported that nearly seventy percent of managers polled indicated that managers find communicating with employees is the biggest challenge for them. 

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 29, 2018 8:08:50 AM

5 Morale Boosting Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

So maybe your culture isn’t toxic, but you see the signs that things aren’t quite right. Long faces line the halls. Maybe productivity is in a lull.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 23, 2017 8:06:43 PM

Onsite Before Offsite

While some companies like IBM are corralling remote workers back to the office, most companies are still attempting to successfully manage remote employees. For younger workers, working from home is an expected option. But have they (or their employers) considered what is lost when new workers don’t spend time onboarding in the office?

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Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 17, 2017 9:27:55 AM

Lonely at Work

Employee burnout has been on many organizations’ radar screen for quite some time, but it’s often focused on the individual’s workload or stress level. A recent article suggests that this burnout may result from workplace loneliness, and that the answer may lie not only in improving each individual work situation, but also in building stronger connections among team members.

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jul 14, 2017 8:55:41 AM

Amazon Leadership Principle 2: Employee Ownership

What does it really mean for employees to demonstrate ownership? Taking care of every detail? Stepping up to take blame and correct mistakes?

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jul 6, 2017 10:28:35 AM

Amazon Leadership Principle 1: Customer Obsession

Amazon’s many financial and corporate accomplishments are almost too numerous to mention.  A market cap twice its largest competitor – retail behemoth Walmart.  33% market share in all of eCommerce.  Almost $150B in annual sales.  Nearly $20B in operating cash flow.

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on May 22, 2017 11:23:30 AM

What is one Meeting you Can't Reschedule?

As Chief Executive Officers, you attend a lot of meetings. Sometimes it can feel as if you attend too many. As a result, some meetings must be rescheduled because of time constraints.

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Mar 14, 2017 12:57:00 PM

The End of Sales?

Traditional wisdom holds that companies grow on the shoulders of their salespeople.  When starting out, usually the CEO plays that role.  Then, over time, the company hires dedicated salespeople.  Later, it often brings in a Sales Manager to oversee them.  

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Apr 18, 2016 10:09:02 PM

The Differences between an Entrepreneur and a Small Business Owner

Successful entrepreneurs are lionized across America. On a national level, we idolize well known leaders like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Ray Kroc and Arthur Blank.  

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Mar 18, 2016 9:38:00 AM

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