Tag: soft skills

How to … coach Generation Y

April 30, 2013 | By

By BARBARA ST.CLAIRE-OSTWALD, Original article published in Coaching at Work. Like any other generational group, Generation Y is uniquely shaped by its historical context. It is only by understanding, respecting and addressing such generational differences in the working environment, that coaches can establish a successful relationship There is no consensus on the exact birthdate of […]

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Don’t Hire the Perfect Candidate

January 19, 2013 | By

Original article found on HBR Blog Network. Companies often throw good money after bad when looking to hire the perfect candidate for an open position. Due to the lingering effects of the recession and the perception of a glut of talent, hiring managers are still picky about their hires and many jobs remain unfilled. Who […]

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Eight Rules for Creating a Passionate Work Culture

January 13, 2013 | By

1. Hire the right people Hire for passion and commitment first, experience second, and credentials third. There is no shortage of impressive CVs out there, but you should try to find people who are interested in the same things you are. You don’t want to be simply a stepping stone on an employee’s journey toward […]

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In Praise of the Incomplete Leader

January 10, 2013 | By

No leader is perfect. The best ones don’t try to be – they concentrate on honing their strengths and find others who can make up for their limitations. Preview of the full article by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge (Harvard Business Review 2007) The Incomplete Leader in Brief […]

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

December 15, 2012 | By

Original blog: Forbes Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem […]

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Influencing – How to use soft skills to get hard results

May 28, 2012 | By

Influencing is a key element for engaging and relating to others. Your influencing approach is the one you typically use when you are trying to persuade others. Let’s call it your natural way of trying to get things done in the way you want them done. We all tend to have a preference in terms […]

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