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Management lessons from Nordic

Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won gold and silver yesterday in the sport’s final Olympic event. It was the culmination of an amazing winter games for the team, which won medals in all three of the sports’ competitions. It was also one of the more amazing turnaround stories of the Olympics. How Nordic Combined went from dead ...

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PEOPLE FOCUSED – LEADERS FINISHED FIRST

The assumption that so-called “tough” leaders with a controlling and target-driven approach do better during tough economic times is simply not true, according to new research carried out in the UK. Instead, leaders who are people- and relationship centric are far more likely to display outstanding performance. A two-year study by workplace think-tank the Work Foundation suggests that the most ...

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12 Questions for Leaders in the Year 2010

If you’re like most business leaders, you spent much of 2009 feeling down and just about out—an often-inescapable result of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Odds are, you grappled with numerous challenges, uncertainties, and “don’t want to, but have to” decisions. As one weary bank CEO confided, “We’re barely hanging on, just trying to survive.” He wasn’t alone, ...

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Green Buildings Increasing Productivity at Work Place

Tenants in green buildings experience increased productivity and fewer sick days, says a survey. According to the study conducted by the University of San Diego and commercial real estate broker CB Richard Ellis Group, Green buildings have lower vacancy rates and higher rents than non-green counterparts, reports Chris Palmeri of Business Week. Respondents of the survey said that an average ...

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Leadership is “Net Time” and “Net Results” not “Gross Time”

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit. You’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But, the other four Balls – Family, Health, ...

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COMMUNITY WEB, INTERVIEW, JOB AND TALENT

We know for years that the focus should be on talent and not on jobs. I am always directing people to think of their careers like a business. Even people inside organizations today should view their work and career as if they owe it. How differently would we act if we approach our work with an entrepreneurial spirit? What value-addition ...

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TOP 10 MISTAKES OF BOSSES

Here below, I am listing the top ten mistakes, which are very common amongst bosses. 1) Micro-Management Sometimes, when bosses assign work to an employee they don’t completely trust that employee will be capable of completing the work. They underestimate the ability of the people they hire and end up offending the employee. “According to me, the number one mistake ...

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LEADERSHIP IS FROM “WHAT WE ARE” TO “WHAT WE MAY BE”

Change is only going to remain constant. BlackBerry is replacing internet technology at workplace. Latest laptop with Wi-Fi connection is becoming gradually outdated because of BlackBerry. We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it. Universe is full of transformation. Human ...

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7 MYTHS OF LEADERSHIP

1) LEADERS HAVE HUGE EGO Many people expect their leader to have a huge ego. It comes with the power. EGO is found as one of the major common characteristics of all Level 5 leaders. In fact, my observation is a negative correlation between high ego and great leadership. Christ, Buddha, M.K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King are the examples ...

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