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Leadership Lessons from Improvisational Comedy

Imagine yourself as a student sitting in a classroom with your kindergarten friends. I am your teacher and I’ve just asked anyone in your class who can paint a picture to raise their hands. Not surprisingly, every child’s hand eagerly shoots into the air; including yours. Fast forward to the present. You are a business leader who has signed up for a training session focused on learning how to bring creativity and innovation into the. . .

Employee Mentoring Programs – The Key to Retention and Performance

Consulting for Employee Mentoring/Employee Performance Development Businesses working to succeed in their industry while striving to maximize cost savings, face a variety of challenges. Companies are always seeking the lowest-cost, highest-benefit solutions for their needs and employee development is no exception to this. Regardless of your industry or business size, your organization’s greatest asset is its people. Invest smartly in your human capital, and you will undoubtedly see payback in the form of bottom line. . .

The Workplace and Religious Diversity

Many organizations would prefer to leave religion at home. However, it would be much wiser for them to recognize that for many employees, it’s a way of life. As we age, we become more devote. Immigrants no longer come just from Europe. And globalization requires diverse talent to penetrate diverse markets. Religion should be a core part of diversity initiatives. Yet, most companies recognize only Christian holidays. Most religious minorities report some form of religious. . .

Are You Truly Leading?

Today’s business world is replete with professional jargon and over-used buzzwords that, in truth, don’t necessarily reflect the reality of what most companies actually experience. For example, we frequently encounter executives and top managers who boast of the high level of accountability in their organizations only to admit that the same problems continue to occur without remedy. Additionally, the term teamwork is commonly used by organizations who can’t figure out why their employees seem unwilling. . .

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