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The Pitfalls of a Promotion

May 29, 2014 | Stacey Rivers, Director of Technical Project Management, Global Technology and Operations Division, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. | HCI

You've just been promoted - Congratulations! It is an awesome feeling to know that all your hard work is paying off! You have been acknowledged that you have what it takes to climb the corporate ladder. Guess what? Now it starts all over - planning, learning, performing, navigating, strategizing and delivering results, just at a higher level.

You have to learn quickly what is expected, what to start, stop, and change. There are no rules to gauge the things you should know, need to know, and have to know. What you can do, however, is learn what to look for, diagnose the problem, and implement the solution - as soon as possible. Here are some common mistakes newly promoted managers make:

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Leadership Assessment: Nailing Jello to a Wall?

October 23, 2013 | Warren Bobrow | HCI

A good friend of mine has a consulting practice in leadership development and executive coaching. At lunch the other day we were discussing various aspects of hiring and developing leaders. As you might imagine, we have some overlapping, but different, ideas about what can and cannot be assessed in leaders today.


Multitasking Makes Managers Less Thoughtful 

October 10, 2013 | Gretchen Gavett | HBR

You’re sitting at a meeting checking your e-mail on your iPad or your texts on your phone. Or, if you’re like the average college student, your attention is divided at least three ways, among the lecturer, your laptop, and your text ...

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If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

October 8, 2013 | Mehran Mehregany | HBR

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future ...

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Leadership Burnout: A Simple Way to Re-engage 

September 30, 2013 | Janice L. Marturano, Founder and Executive Director | Huffington Post

All too often, we as leaders lose our way. Rather than face into what is most important, we allow ourselves to get pulled into the surrounding chaos or distracted by the 'emergency of the day' while the truly important matters are left ...

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Closing the Leadership Gap 

September 30, 2013 | Stedman Graham | Huffington Post

We are living in times of the greatest opportunity ever experienced in human history. The changes taking place today, and over the next several years, are creating opportunity and access to markets around the world like never before. ...

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Nice Managers Finish Last, Study Finds

September 26, 2013 | TIME

According to a new study from the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, the problem stems in mixed perceptions: managers tend to view giving their employees emotional support as going above and beyond their job descriptions. Thus, many ...

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7 Traits of Highly Effective Leaders

September 13, 2013 | Peter Economy | Inc Magazine

A remarkable amount of time, effort, and money has been devoted to the study of leadership. Despite all this research, there is little agreement about exactly what leadership is.
Still, people know effective leadership when they see it. ...

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