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Featured Article March 2013

Leadership Lessons to Teach Yourself

By Guest Contributor Sean McPheat, Managing Director - MTD Training 


Derek MurphyLeadership is a complicated thing. It’s not complicated in the way you might imagine a difficult math problem to be; the impossibly intricate, weaving algorithms that decide what unnecessary Facebook status you see, for example. Nor is it a scientific formula, solved via two confluent processes engineered in an elaborate way to work harmoniously together. No, the secret of leadership simply cannot be unlocked with a concrete method or procedure that guarantees results every single time.

What is the reason for all this complication? People! People are the reason that no set formula will work. People are the reason leadership only flourishes via delicate, individual cognitive processes. People are the reason people often make critical errors and...

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Turn your Employees into Brand Evangelists

By Jeremy Unruh


Heather CaliendoStarbucks isn't known for spending much money on billboard advertisements and commercials, it seems like they prefer to spend some of the company’s resources on its people. This past October, the coffee giant spent $35 million on an employee conference, also known as its “Leadership Lab.”

The Leadership Lab brought together about 9,600 store managers who experienced an interactive trade show, which, according to the Fast Company article, consisted of “raking coffee beans, watching roasting demonstrations, learning company history, and most importantly, soaking in the Starbucks brand as they went.” Much of the conference was focused on stressing the importance of personal accountability, along with teaching....

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Leadership Tips

Managing Conflict

Practice active listening skills to sort through sources of conflict. Listen carefully to each side of a disagreement, and repeat back in your own words the essence of the argument. When people feel heard, they are more likely to be able to listen to another point of view. 

 

From the Archives

Is email consuming your workday?

It’s safe to say that everyone in the workforce has had a day or two where they wonder where the time went. You know that feeling, you sit down for work at 8 a.m. and it feels like just five minutes later, it’s 5 p.m.

While there are many reasons the days go by too quickly, the problem could be a method of communication that you can take anywhere you go – email... 


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