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Want to be a Better Leader? Run a Better Meeting

BY BRIAN CLAPP, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA

Running a meeting is an exercise in leadership. Whether leaders realize it or not, meeting management skills impact attendees’ perception of their strength as a leader. Meeting effectiveness has a direct impact on the productivity and job satisfaction of meeting attendees.

By that measure, most leaders do not demonstrate impressive leadership skills. Studies indicate that most professionals believe that 25-50% of meeting time is wasted. 91% admitting to daydreaming in a meeting and 39% say they have actually fallen asleep. The biggest causes of meeting frustration are meetings that start late, lack… READ MORE

Is Employee Development Really Important?

BY MIKE MCDANNELL, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA

Ask that question to 100 enlightened business leaders and nearly all of them will respond with a resounding “yes, of course it is.” The supporting evidence is immense – American businesses spent $170 Billion in 2013 on Leadership Development programs. As Larry Bossidy argued in his NY Times best-selling book Execution, knowing and doing are two different things. If you search for “why leadership development programs fail” you will find pages and pages of articles explaining why so many programs fail. So, if leaders believe development and engagement are truly important, why… READ MORE

Ex-celerating Success – The Power of Executive Onboarding

Half of newly hired executives quit or are fired within the first three years. Almost as many who change jobs or are promoted (40%) fail within the first 18 months. With such alarming numbers and the high costs of executive recruitment, why do more organizations not have a formal executive onboarding approach to assimilate executives for success?

Our infographic series on Executive Onboarding will help you understand key aspects of the process including:

Why do newly hired leaders often fail to onboard and leave your company? What are the most common causes of failure for your newest leaders? What are… READ MORE

Do You Care Enough to Call?

Osborne, K. (2014, 02 20). Do you care enough to call?. Retrieved from http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534356761&

Soliciting feedback is one easy way to confirm an outplacement-services vendor is delivering high-quality services to former employees, but to their detriment, not enough HR leaders are making the effort to learn what those affected think.

By Kevin Osborne                                                                          Thursday, February 20, 2014

Most companies have core values that revolve around… READ MORE

Who Needs A Coach?

Who Needs a Coach? POSTED JANUARY 20, 2014  |  BY KATHY BOGER, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA

Remember your first experiences with baseball, such as joining the local team, or the first time you sat before a piano? What was the key to success? You probably answered, a great coach.

Your coach’s job was to teach you the basics of playing, and after that, to help you hone your skills. The process usually included observing you at play, assessing strengths and areas for improvement and helping you to see what the coach observed. A coach, seeing opportunities for skill building, would spend… READ MORE

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