Category Archives: Management Skills

Gender Bias – The Flinch Factor

When flicking through channels, I find that I am always willing to pause on Alan Alda’s skinny grin, especially when he’s gaming with university scientists.  The Brains on Trial episode I happened on wanted to answer the question:  “Can we … Continue reading

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21st Century Managers: Guiding Stars

True Story of an Unguided Star   There was once a bright graduate from Syracuse University who found a full time job with a Name Company in the midwest. Imagine her disappointment to discover that her job required none of her … Continue reading

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Employee development – Day One – Discretionary skills

DAY ONE  I tell my college students that whatever their level of skills may be is okay by me.   My role is to help them:  identify and build on their strengths, improve their thinking skills,  and gain confidence in their … Continue reading

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Tapping Employee Entrepreneurial Spirit

When we think of entrepreneurs we think of energy, drive, risk-taking. We think Success! Consider the current high school and college graduates. They believe that they can start their own businesses at any time. Many of my college students, inspired … Continue reading

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Business Decisions are Rooted in Values

You may not agree with the Fortune editors’ selections on The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time (Title of their 2012 book ) but you will certainly find the proverbial food for thought.  What struck me, as I read the stories, … Continue reading

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Performance Appraisal: Same Old Mistakes – No Development, No Honesty.

Sad, but True Story There was once a bright graduate from Syracuse University who managed to find a 4 month internship in the down economy.  The internship in her field gave her base experience and introduced her to the level … Continue reading

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Collaboration – Skills or Software?

Recently, I was scouring for written words on collaboration skills – aside from the unreadable psyche studies little focused on those skills.  Instead, I found articles on collaboration software.  If my experience teaching college students on how to work together … Continue reading

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