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  • Retention
    Leadership for Life – Retention

    What do employees want? They want to have meaningful input on workplace issues that affect them directly. They want better life/work balance. They want to be paid well. They want the opportunity to move up in the...

    • Posted July 16, 2012
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  • Ace Customer Service Every Time
    Workforce Development News – July 9, 2012

    This week: Hallmarks of Highly Respected Achievers, Best Way to Keep Customers From Leaving, Ace Customer Service Every Time: 5 Rules, Ways to Refuel Your Energy Every Day, How to Use ‘Lean’ to Select Learning Technologies, Why...

    • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • The Core Beliefs of Lean
    Making Lean Stick – The Core Beliefs of Lean

    The people best qualified to improve work processes are the people who do the work. Learn the core beliefs at the heart of Lean and their operational implications.

    • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • Habits of Extraordinary Teams
    Workforce Development News – July 2, 2012

    This week: Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People, Make Learning Small, Medium and Large, Habits of Extraordinary Teams, Key Ingredients of a Successful Team, Managing Millennials: Why Gen Y Will Be Running the Country by 2020, Guidelines for...

    • Posted July 2, 2012
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  • Measuring Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
    WorkKeys Works – A Hidden Gem

    The WorkKeys system is a nationally recognized approach that includes job task and skill analysis that is then linked to foundational skill assessments. It is now used by thousands of companies worldwide as a tool to help...

    • Posted July 2, 2012
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  • Personal Relationships
    Leadership for Life – Personal Relationships

    We can’t forget that any time we bring people together, we need to recognize that everyone brings some basic human needs to the party. People need to feel respected, heard and understood, involved in decisions that affect...

    • Posted June 29, 2012
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  • The Discipline of Listening
    Workforce Development News – June 25, 2012

    This week: The Discipline of Listening, Feeling Blah About Work? Don't Blame Your Boss—Get Engaged, Don’t Like Your Job? Change It (Without Quitting), Why Customer Service Training Is Missing the Mark, Power of Consistency: 5 Rules, Community...

    • Posted June 25, 2012
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  • The Lean Reciprocal Relationship
    Making Lean Stick – The Reciprocal Relationship

    Any organization that has begun the Lean journey knows that making Lean stick is not easy. Beyond making superficial changes in the work environment, which is relatively easy to do, making Lean really permeate the thinking and...

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Innovation, Strategy, Plan and Success
    Workforce Development News – June 18, 2012

    This week: Elements of Great Company Culture, Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process, Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself, How Some Decision Makers Evaluate Resumes, How to Get Senior Leaders to Change, Is Social Media Destroying Real-World...

    • Posted June 18, 2012
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  • Fostering Innovation
    Leadership for Life – Fostering Innovation

    If you’re open to new ideas that will improve production, service, quality – have you thought of asking your front line people – you know, the ones who actually do the job – for their ideas? No...

    • Posted June 15, 2012
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  • How to Speak More Strategically
    Workforce Development News – June 11, 2012

    This week: Courageous Leaders Don’t Make Excuses...They Apologize, How to Speak More Strategically, Things That Ultimately Motivate Employees to Achieve, Software Screening Rejects Job Seekers, Resume Mistakes to Avoid, Things You Should Tweet, Certificates: Gateway to Gainful...

    • Posted June 11, 2012
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  • Achieving Long Term Lean Impact
    Making Lean Stick – Achieving Long Term Impact

    Throughout a wide variety of industries, ranging from manufacturing to healthcare, “Lean” is the topic of the day. Many organizations will attempt to implement Lean work processes. And many will fail. Lean simply won’t stick. Why is...

    • Posted June 11, 2012
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  • Leadership Behaviors Loyal Employees Trust
    Workforce Development News – June 5, 2012

    This week: Leadership Behaviors Loyal Employees Trust, Seven “Non-Negotiables” to Prevent a Bad Hire, Reasons Networking Can Be a Professional Development Boot Camp, Innovation Is a Discipline - Not a Cliché, How to Answer 7 of the...

    • Posted June 5, 2012
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  • The Hierarchy of Relationships
    Leadership for Life – The Hierarchy of Relationships

    Climbing the hierarchy of relationships enables you to gradually increase your level of comfort when surrounded by people you don’t know, and allows you to build a network of new friends and acquaintances. Great leaders are always...

    • Posted June 1, 2012
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