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  • Business Owners: To Build or Not to Build?
    by Alexandra Levit - March 30, 2017
    There are two primary ways to procure skills that don't exist in your organization. The first, building expertise, refers to training current employees in the new areas. The second, acquiring expertise, involves either hiring new employees or partners or merging with another organization so that the requisite skills are instantly available. Understanding this distinction can be important to how you formulate your 2017 grow...
  • Come From a 'Dysfunctional' Family? You'd Make a Great Entrepreneur
    by Melody Wilding - March 30, 2017
    We’re living in a golden age of entrepreneurship. There’s never been a more favorable time for founders, freelancers and members of the side-hustle generation seeking to define success on their own terms. Look around and you’ll find no shortage of inspirational figures leading the way. They are today’s visionaries, including self-made women who have built history-making brands with genius, guts an...
  • Managing Millennals Q&A: How Do I Deal With Millennial Employees Who Come In Late And Leave Early?
    by Lindsey Pollak - March 30, 2017
    Note to readers: This year I’m launching a new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really hinder workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is helpful for all generations. Have a question you’ve...
  • Baby Boomers and Retirement
    by Carole Kanchier - March 29, 2017
    What does retirement mean to you? What does it mean to baby boomers? Retirement is traditionally viewed as the resignation, sometimes mandatory, from a long-term employer at about 65. This age was set by German Chancellor Otto von Bismark in the late 1880s. Nowadays, people are living longer and have better health at older ages than they did in Bismark's times. We have gained 25 years of life since 1900, and researc...
  • Body Language Mistakes To Avoid
    by Debra Wheatman - March 29, 2017
    We all know that body language is of critical importance in all human interactions. This is especially true when interviewing. When you are being interviewed, you are being evaluated on not only what you say, but how you say it. With that in mind, here are the most common body language mistakes people make, and how you can avoid them. Poor posture. Slouching in your chair sends the message that you are lazy. Leaning slightl...
  • Psychology of Influence
    with Paul Hebert and Tim Muma - March 29, 2017
    There are a number of strategies that can be used to help facilitate productivity by understanding how people think and act in the workplace. Paul Hebert, Vice President of Solution Design for Symbolist, brings LJNRadio his knowledge and experience working closely with employers throughout his career. Paul tells Tim Muma that effective influence goes beyond just recognition and discipline, tapping into the basic wants and need...
  • Three things Successful People Do
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 29, 2017
    If you’ve read my best-selling book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, you know that most of us are successful in spite of certain behaviors. For instance, most highly successful people have the bad habit of Winning Too Much. Winning too much is the #1 challenge for most people, because it underlies nearly every other behavioral problem. If we argue too much, it’s because we want our view to prevail (...
  • Women in Leadership: A Win-Win for Companies and Individuals
    with Joelle Jay and Tim Muma - March 29, 2017
    Though many people focus on the pay gap between men and women, an emphasis on moving women up the corporate ladder serves a greater benefit for all involved. Executive coach Joelle Jay, a principal with the Leadership Research Institute, describes key points from her book, "The New Advantage: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for Their Companies and Themselves." Joelle explains to Tim Muma why women have an edge in l...
  • Be the Authentic Leader Your People Need
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 28, 2017
    Many leaders are unaware of how their lack of authenticity chips away at people, breeding dissatisfaction, distrust and disloyalty. Organizational effectiveness and productivity suffer when workers view leaders as inauthentic. One out of three people distrusts his or her employer, according to the 2017 Edelman “Trust Barometer.” Four out of five don’t see authenticity in their leaders’ performance. W...
  • Customized Company Culture
    by Steve Farber - March 28, 2017
    When you’re building a culture that matters, the mission matters. Researchers with Deloitte, for instance, found that “mission-driven” companies typically are first or second in their market segment, have 30 percent higher levels of innovation, and have 40 percent higher retention levels. Neil Gill faced this challenge in 2015 when he took over as president and CEO of Dogtopia, which offers daycare, boardi...