Author Archive | James C. Price

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Calling an Audible: 3 Tips for Redirecting a Project at the Last Minute

In football, a quarterback has a way of changing plays on the fly when he doesn’t like what the defense offers him—he calls an “audible.” This gives his team the best possible chance to reach their most immediate goal, whether to get a first down or to score. In business, this can occur at any […]

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3 Quick Tips for Developing Talent

From raising leaders within to creating a culture of learning, the most successful organizations realize the importance of developing their employees. In fact, employee development has become not just a succession planning initiative, but also a retention builder. And with Millennials as the largest generation in the workforce, they have become an outspoken leader in […]

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The Results Are In: No. 1 Soft Skill Desired for a Job Candidate is Dependability

In a recent monthly poll by Refresh Leadership, we asked our readers what’s the most important soft skill they look for in a job candidate, and nearly one-third (32%) picked “dependability/reliability.” Coming in second with 23% was “communication (verbal),” followed by “motivation” with 15%. “Teamwork” and “commitment” rounded out the top five with 12% and […]

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A Winning Culture: Embracing the Heart of a Champion

Resilient. Hardworking. Dreamer. Proactive. Driven. What makes up the heart of a champion? Characteristics can be defined in simple platitudes, but character is what separates the haves from the have-nots. Character is what creates a champion. In the 1995 NBA Finals, future Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon and the sixth-seeded Houston Rockets overcame a lackluster season and […]

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Onboarding: What We Can Learn From the Presidential Inauguration

Every four years, citizens from coast to coast go to the polls to vote for the commander-in-chief. And as an example of a peaceful transfer of power, the soon-to-be former president works with the president-elect to ensure the continued success of the United States of America. This transition is made complete on Jan. 20 during […]

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Leadership Lessons From Beloved Christmas Movies

During this holiday season, friends and family gather together to enjoy the warmth of kith and kin, sharing stories of Christmases past and reliving highlights of 2016. From sipping eggnog to warming up by a cozy fire to building that perfect snowman, everyone has a favorite holiday activity they share with loved ones. But, there’s […]

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Beyond the Numbers: Unconventional Ways to Measure Success

As 2016 comes to a close, top leaders in organizations across the world will gather together to evaluate how their year went. From success stories to opportunities for improvement, taking an overview of where your company is at the end of the year can be one of the most encouraging and helpful things you can […]

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Employees This Holiday Season

Recognition and appreciation are the lifeblood of successful, well-led teams. When businesses focus on their most valuable assets—their employees—they build a culture of loyalty, respect, and high morale. As we enter the holiday season, now is the best time of the year to live that culture. Check out these creative ways to thank your employees […]

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3 Tips for Writing the Perfect Employee Appreciation Note

Behind every great organization is a team of hardworking, loyal employees. But with continued success, comes strain and burnout. To avoid turnover or loss in growth, an organization needs to focus on what matters most—their employees. One proven way to do that is to recognize the importance of your team through acknowledgment and appreciation. In […]

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The Results Are In: Majority of Companies Will Use Current Staff For Seasonal Upswing

In our recent monthly poll, we asked our readers how their companies handle the extra workload during the holiday season, and nearly three-quarters of businesses don’t make any adjustments to their current staff. With 39% of the votes, “we do not make any seasonal adjustments” was the number one answer, followed by “use current staff, […]

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