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5 Keys to Creating the Ideal Work Environment

One of my favorite interview questions to ask candidates is “what’s your ideal environment?” If the environment is not right, skills, values and other intangibles may not matter. Different individuals thrive in different environments. The key to craft an ideal environment is to understand a person’s drivers and primary behavioral style. 

How to Master Self-Management; Prioritize Goals, Specify Actions and Be Accountable

In this short video, Founder and President of Bluewater Advisory, Mark Debinski discusses the four different realms of self-management and why this skill is so important for a leader to master.

Persuasion: The Business of Influencing People

In this short video, The Complete Leader faculty and executive advisor, Dr. Lisa Aldisert discusses some of the characteristics that a leader should possess in order to persuade effectively.

Make Your Team Better with DISC

By Whit Mitchell

Why do people lose their jobs? Managers hire for skill, but they rarely fire for incompetence. Instead they fire because of bad behavior. 

Presenting is Simply Having a Conversation

In this short video, Dale Dixon talks about the importance of leaders having strong presenting skills and being your authentic self.

5 Things You Need to do to be Successful at Just About Anything

By Dave Clark

Like the elusive fountain of youth, people are constantly looking for the magic recipe or the secret sauce to become successful. While there are far more successful people in the world than I am, I would like to share some things that have worked for me over the years. 

Why Should I Care About EQ?

By Ron Price 

To some, emotional intelligence (or EQ) can sound like the modern version of standing in a circle holding hands and singing kumbaya.

Many people undervalue the significance of developing emotional intelligence as part of professional development. However, there is an abundance of research that indicates this type of thinking isn’t very intelligent.

Written Communication: Reinforcing the Spoken Word

Leaders with an aptitude for written communication have the ability to articulate a written message in a clear and compelling manner. Watch this short video as faculty member Shawn Kent Hayashi talks about the value of developing this important skill.

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

By Todd Fox

An important life theme I’ve always tried to live by is to never to judge a book by its cover. Talking recently with a coworker who had an unfortunate incident at a local car dealership got me to thinking about that.

Empathy: the Ability to Feel the Feelings of Others

In this short video, Andy Johnson talks about how mastering this leadership skill will allow today's leaders to operate on an entirely different level, especially with millennials.

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