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How to Give Constructive Feedback to Improve and Motivate Your Team in 3 Simple Steps

Get Lighthouse

"(Sigh.) Why didn't you tell me about this issue sooner?!?" If you've ever received a surprise in your performance review, you've said (or thought) exactly that. Few things are as frustrating as feeling you didn't receive constructive feedback when you needed it, and instead are punished by it at review time. Knowing this, as a manager, you can and should do better.

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The AI Hype Cycle Is Distracting Companies

Harvard Business Review

Machine learning has an “AI” problem. With new breathtaking capabilities from generative AI released every several months — and AI hype escalating at an even higher rate — it’s high time we differentiate most of today’s practical ML projects from those research advances. This begins by correctly naming such projects: Call them “ML,” not “AI.” Including all ML initiatives under the “AI” umbrella oversells and misleads, contributing to a high failure rate for ML business deployments.

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6 Effective Ways Leaders Emotionally Connect With Their Team

Lolly Daskal

Leadership is not just about setting goals and delegating tasks; it’s also about building relationships and connecting with your team on an emotional level. When leaders emotionally connect with their team, they foster a sense of trust, belonging, and commitment that can lead to increased productivity, engagement, and overall success. Here are six effective ways leaders can emotionally connect with their team: Show genuine interest: The most effective leaders show genuine interest in their

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Ask a Recruiter: Skilled Trades

Refresh

Refresh Leadership sat down with a seasoned professional recruiter who specializes in skilled trades from all industries. Melissa Speaker of Express Employment Professionals in Pensacola, FL, has been in the industry for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about this hot job market. We spoke with Melissa about industry insights and what it takes to be successful in her field.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Corporate Volunteerism Can Increase Talent ‘Stickiness,’ But CEOs Have To Do It, Too

Chief Executive

Corporate volunteer programs have become a requisite for companies to meet CSR goals and create change in the community. Well-designed volunteer programs can give companies many benefits in return, including creating trust, engagement, and loyalty with employees – a must in the current talent retention market. In fact, recent statistics have shown that “employees who participate in employer-sponsored volunteering are five times more engaged at work.

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Why This Family Of Six Has Spent A Year Delivering A Busload Of Books To Elementary Schools

Forbes Leadership

With their Busload of Books Tour, children's author/illustrator Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr hope to encourage creativity, literacy and self-empowerment.

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15 Ways to Manager Anger at Work

BetterUp

In today's professional landscape, it's not uncommon to face moments of frustration or irritation at work. Whether it's a one-off occurrence or a recurring pattern, managing anger in the workplace is crucial for effectively expressing emotions and maintaining a positive work experience.

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You’re Not Powerless in the Face of Imposter Syndrome

Harvard Business Review

Research found that moxie — strength of will, self-discipline, and the ability to persist despite challenges — was vital to the success of professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

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The Business School In The Happiest Country On Earth

Forbes Leadership

Finland ranks as the happiest country in the world. Aalto University School of Business is #2 among the Nordic schools in the FT European Business Schools 2022 ranking.

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4 Areas of Cyber Risk That Boards Need to Address

Harvard Business Review

In our technology-dependent society, the effectiveness of cyber risk governance of companies affects its stock prices, as well as short-term and long-term shareholder value. New SEC cybersecurity rules provide a solid basis for transparency. Unfortunately, monitoring the long-term effectiveness of a cyber risk management strategy is not easy to grasp.

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Change Management 101: A Practical 3 Part Guide

Implementing new tools or business processes in your organization? Lemon Learning put together a practical 3 part guide to prevent the pitfalls of change management. Drive a successful change management project from diagnosis through to measurement.

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Divorce Coaches: The Wellness Benefit That Can Save Employers Billions

Forbes Leadership

Today, more than half of divorced employees felt that when they went through their divorce, they did not receive the required support from their employers.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Rethink Your Executive Team

Michael McKinney

W HEN A CEO first assumes their position or joins a new company, they’re often quick to make changes to the executive team, creating a group of trusted advisors who will drive their strategic agenda. But once the CEO has been in place for a few years, this dynamic changes. Replacing these hand-picked team members becomes a highly unpleasant process, one that CEOs avoid at all costs—despite clear signs it’s necessary.

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How To Answer ‘Do You Have Any Questions For Me?’ In A Job Interview

Forbes Leadership

Here is what you should say to a job interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the role and some suggested insightful questions you can ask.

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HR Generalist: All You Need To Know About the Role

AIHR

The HR Generalist is one of the most varied HR roles. These professionals tend to be the first HR hire in most companies, get involved in recruitment, compensation, admin, and more, and develop deep insights into their organizations. In this article, we’ll explore in depth what an HR Generalist does, the skills and competencies required for the role, how to become an HR Generalist, and other specifics of the role.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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5 Daily Behaviors To Crack The Stress Cycle And Prevent Job Burnout

Forbes Leadership

As the work burnout epidemic shows no let up, Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington, shares her own brush with burnout and five actions both she and her company are taking to break the stress cycle and prevent job burnout.

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An Elegant Accountability Practice for Today

Leadership Freak

Leaders often ask about ‘holding people accountable’ What they sometimes mean is, “How can I pressure resistance into compliance and still be a nice person?

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How To Know If Career Advancement Is Possible At Your Current Employer

Forbes Leadership

This executive wants to know: If you're hitting a glass ceiling at your current company, how do you know whether to keep working on it or look elsewhere?

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Ethical Values Every Professional Should Adopt

BetterUp

Jump to section What are ethical values, and why are they important?

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Microsoft Honors Captioning Software Maker Ava With ‘Special Recognition’ At Microsoft Store App Awards

Forbes Leadership

Late last month, Microsoft’s Alexandre Chohfi wrote a post for the Windows blog in which the Redmond-based tech titan honored a slew of winners in this year’s Microsof.

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Understanding Equity in the Workplace: A Roadmap for HR Leaders

15Five

The E in DEI is often overlooked, but equity in the workplace is an essential part of any solid DEI strategy, helping to create an inclusive work environment where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive, contribute, and succeed. But building an equitable workforce is no easy task. It involves taking a deep look at the policies and procedures across an organization and reshaping them to remove systemic and structural barriers to enable individuals or groups of people to flourish and progress

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Exclusive Interview With SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s BS/MD Program

Forbes Leadership

SUNY Polytechnic Institute partnered with SUNY Upstate Medical School for its Upstate Accelerated Scholars (UAS) Program. Once accepted to this program, students have a spot saved for them at the partnered medical school, SUNY Upstate Medical School.

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‘All Strategy is Emergent’: How Eastern Philosophy Enhances Rational Planning

UVA Darden

‘All Strategy is Emergent’: How Eastern Philosophy Enhances Rational Planning vanderVoortT Fri, 06/02/2023 - 11:07 5 June 2023 Strategy Leadership & Management Modern Global Leadership Global Business & Culture Thomas van der Voort Something happens on the way from a strategy’s creation to its execution: the unpredictable. Whether it be a competitor’s action, internal upheaval, flawed data or world affairs, the uncertain nature of the future — or what we might simply call “the real world” — inte

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Will Dianne Feinstein Finish What She Started–Or Die Trying?

Forbes Leadership

Media hype about U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein’s frailty and need to retire won’t go away soon. At 89, Feinstein is a consummate public servant with no plans to step down.

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Dollar General Audit Shows Worker Safety Concerns Remain An Issue For Boards

Chief Executive

The recent shareholder approval of a proposal asking that Dollar General conduct an audit of worker safety at the company is a reminder to corporate boards that employee well-being can have a material effect on a company’s sustainability and growth. Dollar General has become one of the fastest growing retailers in recent years, boasting more than 19,000 stores in the U.S.

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May 2023 Jobs Report Signals A Weaker Economy For New Graduates

Forbes Leadership

The jobs report may give the Fed pause on interest rate hikes and new graduates pause before bursting into the interview room asking for a big raise and remote work.

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Women in Leadership Series

Chief Executive

2023 Women in Leadership Series Female Leaders Empowering Female Voices Four Impactful Sessions to Elevate Women Leaders July 25 September 27 November 9 December 14 Presented by CXO Network of Women, a Chief Executive Group Community The challenges women in leadership roles face can be daunting, but female leaders are uniquely positioned to make a […]

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How The Halo Collar Uses Tech To Make Caring For Dogs More Accessible Than Ever Before

Forbes Leadership

The $699 so-called "internet of things" device uses Wi-Fi and GPS tracking technology to create a virtual fence for one’s dogs using the companion app on iOS or Android.

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What is My HR Compliance Risk?

Zenefits

HR Risk Management – Not the Easiest Thing to Navigate Small business owners and HR managers know all too well: HR and business compliance are difficult to navigate and risk of noncompliance carries serious consequences. Between changing legislation, dynamic workforces, and a complex set of rules that’s subject to frequently change, it’s nearly a full-time job just to understand the rules, let alone implement them.

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Advertising For Plumbers: 7 Ideas For Lead Generation

Forbes Leadership

To be successful, your company must stand out among the throng of online competition and be viewed as the plumbing authority in your local market.

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3 Questions to Challenge Your Current Strategic Direction

LSA Global

Is It Time to Challenge Your Current Strategic Direction? Most companies run annual corporate strategy retreats to agree upon the key strategic priorities for the next twelve to thirty six months. Getting leaders on the same strategic page makes sense. Our organizational alignment research found that strategic clarity accounts for up to 31% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

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Why This Could Be A Pivotal Moment For Reality TV Freelancers

Forbes Leadership

As conflicting forces put weight on the reality TV question, we should consider how freelancers and self-employed folks in this industry will be affected.

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How to Make a Presentation Interactive: 9 Tips

BetterUp

Jump to section What makes a presentation interactive?