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Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

It consists of the social practices that allow us to relate successfully to coworkers, customers, investors, and the community at large. Building and maintaining physical infrastructure requires a certain kind of know-how, which we call engineering. Maintaining our social infrastructure also requires know-how, because we must develop ground rules that make our social practices sustainable. The field that provides this kind of know-how is called ethics.

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Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

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Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new WomenOnBusiness.com YouTube channel.

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How To Reconnect With Your Team And Stakeholders

Eric Jacobson

Norman Pickavance Norman Pickavance's book, The Reconnected Leader , provides an eight-step model for implementing new practices to help leaders reconnect with their teams and reset the relationship the business has with its stakeholders.

How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How To Find “Hidden” Federal Contracts: Network :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Some 80% of government contracts are never put up for bid, and if a contract is under a certain dollar amount, government agencies are under no obligation to issue a bid notice. What does this mean for the average small business seeking to do business with the DoD and other federal agencies?

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., We found that characteristics related to the certain traits have stronger relationships with unethical behavior.

10 Guaranteed Ways That Can Get You Fired

Lead from Within

Nobody starts a new job hoping to be fired. The most important thing, of course, is to do good work without making trouble—but there are lots of factors that can make or break your success. If you disrespect those in charge, you shouldn’t be surprised if they ask you to leave.

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The One Quality That Will Make You Into A Great Leader

Lead from Within

When you operate without a clearly defined sense of ethics and morality, you will lose respect. So what can you do to lead with your conscience? Strong leadership begins with learning your priorities and values—being able to articulate them and walk through their implications. When you’re working to make an impact on the world, people will be constantly evaluating the things you think, say and do. Look for opportunities to exercise your values.

Managing the “Great Expectations” of the Next Sales Generation

Women on Business

Why does the media always have to dredge up the Willy Lomans of the world every time the sales function is covered? Yet there’s been nothing traditional in sales for the past 15 years thanks, in part, to women making it a successful career path. When it comes to tradition, the challenge today is how to motivate the next generation to work in old-fashioned (read: unsocial as in media and societal interactions) work cultures.

20 Powerful Ways That Will Lead Your Team to Greatness

Lead from Within

You’ve probably heard the proverb that says “If you want to fast, go alone; if you want to go far go together.” In my new book, The Leadership Gap: What Comes Between You and Your Greatness , I illustrate what it takes to be a great leader. Much of it concerns how not to get stuck spinning your wheels with skills that may have been useful in the past but are no longer relevant to your life or leadership. Honesty is the best policy.

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Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

While many equate strong personal branding only to powerful leadership, there's a lot more that goes into crafting a personal brand statement. In business, your personal brand needs to leave a lasting impression or you risk being ignored. What type of impact do you want to make?

Wait, I’m the Boss?!? The Guide for New Managers to Succeed

Skip Prichard

New managers , or those aspiring to manage a team, often are looking for a playbook to help them get started. How do I build an effective team? How do I coach and mentor my former teammates? How do I deal with poor performance? I spoke to him about his work.

The Reconnected Leader

Eric Jacobson

Norman Pickavance Norman Pickavance''s new book, The Reconnected Leader , provides an eight-step model for implementing new practices to help leaders reconnect with their teams and reset the relationship the business has with its stakeholders.

Connecting with the 'Overqualified' Job Candidate: Why the Highly.

Strategy Driven

If your policy is to automatically discard those belonging to candidates you deem as ‘overqualified,’ it’s time to rethink your strategy. And if you’re a hiring manager, you may have found that the best way to shrink that pile of résumés on your desk is to weed out the seemingly ‘overqualified’ workers first. Instead, take the time to connect with these candidates. Sometimes it’s okay to go with the person you like the most.

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Do You Deliver Good Or Bad Customer Service? | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

Two things happened to me during the time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve that clearly defined what I call Good & Bad Customer Service. So what the store was really saying to me was, “NO! So what the store was really saying to me was, “YES!

3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life. An example might be, “I want to own a BMW Z4 sports car&#.

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The Future of Our Partnership With Machines

Skip Prichard

How long until the human race declines? And how many jobs will go away? One new book that thoughtfully approaches these topics of how we will work symbiotically with machines and how we can all evolve to benefit together is HUMAN/MACHINE: The Future Of Our Partnership with Machines.

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Dating the boss, crossing an invisible line?

HR Digest

According to surveys, a quarter of American workers now say they have merrily dipped their pen in the company ink. Still, data suggests workplace couplings are becoming more unsavory than in the mid-90s, when 20% of heterosexual couples met at work to just over 10% today.

Are You Late, Again? | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

And as many of my corporate colleagues used to say, it might be a ‘power’ play, but I find it rude. I fully understand if you are late due to extenuating circumstances (traffic, sickness, late client, etc.), Here are some techniques I use to be on time: I leave early.

RUN OUT and Get This Book Today. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

He not only develops and publishes the bible on “Book Yourself Solid&# , in it, he links to a workbook which is a very powerful way for one to really LEARN his techniques. Building Trust and Credibility – the building blocks to allow you to get those key clients.

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It’s Time to Make Business School Research More Relevant

Harvard Business Review

One of the biggest challenges facing management scientists has been the struggle to produce knowledge that is both academically rigorous and applicable to practicing managers. In an Academy of Management Journal editorial, we described two problems that contribute to this challenge. Relatedly, managers tend to hold on to long-held assumed truths that often management scholars’ studies have dispelled. Business education Personnel policies Digital Article

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

mid-term elections staring us right in the face, I thought it would be an interesting time to examine the difference between statesman and politician. Our country was founded by great statesmen, and somewhere along the way we turned our nation over to a bunch of self-serving politicians.

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No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! However, this year is different, because I get to host the April Carnival and bring you an outstanding collection of the “best of the best” in leadership development. Supervisors are the key to engagement.

Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

Often this meant trying to read Mapquest directions while driving on a highway or in the dark. The biggest challenge, however, was having Mapquest dump me some strange place that was not where I wanted to go. How comforting is that? It is common this time of year to set goals.

How are you doing on price? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

In a lean economy, many sales and business development people feel obligated to discount their prices; at least, the discussion of price and where it fits in the sales strategy becomes more important than ever. This little book offers 57 ways to manage your fee structure to your advantage.

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New Tax Bill Allows RMD as Gifts to Charity :: Women on Business

Women on Business

For those people who don’t need their RMDs for income, this might be a great way to keep income brackets low and make a gift to your favorite charity at the same time. In addition, the donor doesn’t get a deduction for the gift made to charity as he would with other gifts.

Is a Corporate Board Seat in Your Future? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Bonnie Marcus This past week I had the opportunity to not only attend the MA Conference for Women, but also to participate in a leadership panel about women and corporate board positions. So what’s in it for women to serve on boards, non-profit or corporate?

Health, Wellness, and a Giveaway to WomenonBusiness Readers

Women on Business

I’m focusing on health and fitness, and to that end I’m inviting you to join me. We’re having a giveaway for a $75 gift certificate to any product (out of the millions of items available) from CSN Stores. Categories : Contests To learn more about Monica S.

Working as a Prison Guard Convinced Me That Bosses Should Never, Ever Date Subordinates

Harvard Business Review

My first job out of college did little to prepare me for my future career, but it did teach me something about power — and that all companies should adopt a black-and-white policy when it comes to sexual contact between supervisors and their employees. At 22, I was lonely, living in a new city, and handling the transition from college to the real world in a reluctant fashion. In prison, the ethics and the tradeoff were apparent.

The Season for Giving

Women on Business

Stimmler , contributing Women on Business writer The holiday season is a time of giving to friends and family. With more and more women in the workforce and therefore, presumably, in control of a significant amount of money, I got to wondering how women are doing in the area of philanthropy.

Why is it so darn easy to say NO?

Women on Business

By Maribeth Kuzmeski Oftentimes, there is more risk in customer service when the answer to our concerns is “yes.” How much better would our interactions with companies become? Last week I called my cell phone provider to modify the service, cancel a line, add a data line, etc.

Interns to the Rescue! :: Women on Business

Women on Business

It feels good to support these businesses and I get to spend more time on the activities I enjoy. There comes a time, however, when an extra hand is needed to get something done and I don’t want to hire someone long-term or for a lot of money.

Building Customer Loyalty :: Women on Business

Women on Business

I build brand and customer trust by being loyal to THEM and by NOT expecting them to be loyal to me! How do I build customer loyalty? Do It Again ) Be willing to listen to customer feedback to improve the experiences.

Living Without the “K” On Your “_eyboard” :: Women on Business

Women on Business

It’s amazing how we don’t give a second thought to the things we use on a daily basis. If I need to use that letter in a word, which does become an issue when I need to spell my last name or express gratitude in a document or email, I have to come up with different ways to get to it.

19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

Why does poor leadership seem to be such an epidemic in government, business, and nonprofits? It’s selfishness, plain and simple…our tendency is to be focused on our own interests as well as pointing out the flaws in others instead of improving our own. Where to start?

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If your organization confuses loyalty and tenure there is trouble on the horizon…If your business rates tenure higher than performance as a measure for employee evaluation, it is time for you to consider updating your talent management practices and procedures.

Can Leaders Take a Break? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Sylvia Lafair Do we have to go off to an island with limited access to the internet to get some quiet? Is it ever okay to put a “do not disturb” sign on the office door? The revolution for women to be able to fulfill oneself is good and right.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Yes, it's back to school shopping time, and this month's Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies. Where would you like to be?"

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Why would we want to institute yet another bureaucratically mandated one size fits all solution that addresses the symptom and not the problem? Why would you ever want the person in charge of corporate leadership, vision and strategy to be a lame duck right from the get go?

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Glamorous Celebrity Deaths and Minimal Taxes in 2010 :: Women on.

Women on Business

I’m not referring to the passing of our own family members, friends and coworkers, but the tragic deaths of the celebrities, socialites and business moguls that we’ve known and loved (or not). So at least in the short term, we have a solution to the estate tax dilemma.

Finally Get on TV with the Right Pitch :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Yet, it is not easy if you don’t know how to craft a pitch that is tailored perfectly to meet the needs of the show. Many business owners make the mistake of drafting the same pitch to various TV shows; however, that’s a no-no because no two TV shows are the same.

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Bonus or No Bonus? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So what’s it going to be this year…a turkey, an extra paid day off, a cash bonus, stock/options/warrants, something creative or nothing at all? There is a tremendous amount of conflicting data as to whether or not incentive compensation in any form is an effective motivation tool.

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Teamwork: Sharing the Blame! :: Women on Business

Women on Business

I have been watching the teams I consult with to see if there is a better level of accountability than in the past. When there is less stress there is much more willingness to say “oops, WE made a mistake”. I love to teach teams to “ practice safe stress ”.