New Survey Results: Most Important Hard and Soft Skills

Dependability Is Top Soft Skill For Third Year; Hard Skills: Experience Matters More Than Education Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the most important hard and soft skills a job applicant should have. Respondents were asked, “What are the five most important soft skills an applicant should have?” At the top of […]

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The Results Are In: Poor Leadership Biggest Driver of Employee Disengagement

In our February poll, we asked readers their views on what causes employee disengagement. And with 47% of the votes, “poor leadership” was overwhelmingly identified as the biggest driver of employee disengagement, followed by a “lack of recognition for achievements” at 17%. The rest of the results include: No vested interest in company goals – […]

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What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is back again with a whole new lineup of engaging and entertaining speakers, including author, professor, and renowned executive coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. During the 2016 Refresh Leadership Live simulcast, Goldsmith will shed some light on what it takes to reach new heights in your career. The corporate world is […]

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Leadership Behavior: The Power to Shape Culture

Check out this article about how leaders shape company culture featured on by Marlene Chism, a consultant, international speaker and author of No-Drama Leadership and Stop Workplace Drama. Leadership Behavior: The Power to Shape Culture “The most influential relationship in the workplace is the boss-employee relationship, and because of this, even departmental leaders and middle […]

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Maintain Your Equipment

I’m a huge baseball fan and enjoy following games throughout the season via satellite radio. This past season, the Chicago Cubs performed at an extremely high level and were very competitive in the playoffs. Even longtime Cub fans would have to admit this is not the normal expectation for the Chicago Cubs. Winning seasons are not the […]

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5 Universal Truths Successful Leaders Live By

In a Gallup survey of more than 7,200 adults, nearly half of the participants admitted they have left a job to get away from their manager. It’s an unsettling statistic and one that really begins to scratch the surface of the impact that leadership—good and bad—can have on a company, its people, and overall success. […]

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Question of the Month: What’s the Most Effective Way to Give Feedback?

Providing meaningful and constructive feedback to your employees is one of the most vital aspects of building and maintaining a productive and successful team. In a study by Officevibe, an employee engagement solutions company, businesses that implement regular employee feedback experience 14.9% lower employee turnover rates than companies that don’t focus on this area. Likewise, […]

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