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Drafting a Championship Team

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 30, 2017 12:00:08 PM

As coaches and teams wrap up preseason and prepare to kick off the 2017 NFL regular season, football fanatics are busy researching players, teams, and comparing stats to create the ultimate fantasy football team.

Building a championship team of any kind is not an easy task, but a well thought out strategic plan can help to ensure you’re recruiting the best of the best. A solid strategic plan begins with building your employer brand through mobile apps, social media, and career sites such as Glassdoor and CareerBuilder. These are just a few ways in which you can reach more individuals to expand your talent pool.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending

Beware of These Three Leadership Traps

Posted by Guest Post on May 3, 2017 11:22:57 AM

This blog, Beware of These Three Leadership Traps, was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, on April 13, 2017.

SNAP!!

When the trap closes, it’s too late to do anything. In the physical world, we set traps for other things like mice and pantry moths. Leadership traps are more insidious because you set them for yourself and when they spring, it’s too late. Here are three of the most dangerous leadership traps.

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Topics: Leadership

Leadership: Create a Great Working Environment for Your Team

Posted by Guest Post on Apr 6, 2017 9:34:31 AM

This blog, Leadership: Create a Great Working Environment for Your Team, was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, on March 28, 2017.

If you’re responsible for the performance of a group, then you’re a boss. And, your challenge is to create a great working environment for your team. Fortunately, we know what a great working environment looks like.

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Topics: Leadership

3 Secrets of Better Performance Conversations

Posted by Guest Post on Mar 29, 2017 9:42:52 AM

This blog, 3 Secrets of Better Performance Conversations, was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, on February 23, 2017.

We can laugh about it today. My new neighbor had just moved in across the street and, because he was new, he parked in just the perfect spot to block me from getting out of my own driveway. When I headed across the street, I was sure we were going to have a pretty good dust-up. I was ready. Imagine a fierce look and a clenched jaw.

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Topics: Leadership

The Secret of Great Leadership

Posted by Guest Post on Feb 23, 2017 11:51:23 AM

This blog, The Secret of Great Leadership, was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, on February 9, 2017.

The secret of great leadership is that there is no secret.

There are books and articles and TED Talks that tell you the one thing that will make you a great leader. Often the one thing is based on one person’s successful leadership in one situation. Sometimes the one thing wears today’s trendy prefix, “neuro.” But there is no magic fix, no magic incantation, no secret handshake, no piece of technology, and no special sauce that will let you skip the basics of great leadership.

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Topics: Leadership

How To Avoid Becoming an Awful Boss

Posted by Guest Post on Feb 9, 2017 11:40:48 AM

This blog, How To Avoid Becoming an Awful Boss, was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, on February 2, 2017.

Most of the nicknames we had for my worst boss ever are not suitable for a workplace-friendly blog. Most of the time, we referred to him by the initials “SA,” which stood for “Sir Awful.” Sometimes the people who worked for him would substitute another A-word for “awful.”

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Topics: Leadership

3 Ways Excellent Leaders Keep Getting Better

Posted by Guest Post on Jan 25, 2017 2:07:14 PM

This blog, 3 Ways Excellent Leaders Keep Getting Better, was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Start Leadership, on January  5, 2017.

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi used to say that you should chase perfection even though you know you’ll never catch it because if you chase perfection you will catch excellence. He left something out.

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Topics: Leadership

6 Leadership Resolutions for a New Year

Posted by Guest Post on Jan 5, 2017 11:38:39 AM

 This blog, 6 Leadership Resolutions  for a New Year, was originally posted  by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLeaders LLC,  on January  4, 2017.

 A new year provides a fresh start.  Leaders would do well to assess  how they can be more effective in  the coming year before getting  overwhelmed by the day to day.

 Happy New Year everyone! I hope you  had a restful, safe, and enjoyable  holiday season. Now get back to work!

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending

Leading the Horses Without Having to Make Them Drink

Posted by Richard Cangemi on Nov 29, 2016 11:08:33 AM

High performing teams are led and not managed. A horse when led to water should drink on its own just as a performing team when led with vision should achieve its stated goals.

Traditional managers are dinosaurs. Today’s younger workforce isn’t responding favorably to old school management techniques. They expect to be constantly informed, engaged in problem solving, recognized, and empowered through a common vision and goals. They just don’t respond to direct orders or micro-management techniques. The newer worker gravitates toward teamwork and collaboration and favors constant communication. That’s not to say that every tool of traditional management is obsolete, but proper leadership is the essential ingredient for a fully engaged modern workforce. Leadership is the bridge to productivity, loyalty, and ownership. Without leadership, you risk a disengaged workforce that is marginally productivity, with high turn-over, and very little commitment to the stated objectives.

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Topics: Leadership

Taming the Monsters Inside Us

Posted by Richard Cangemi on Nov 9, 2016 1:07:27 PM

An awful lot is written about security from an Information Technology perspective, so we are pre-programmed to think that security means firewalls, encryption protocols, password policies, tokens and the like. Unfortunately, organizations are most at risk of theft and fraud from those that have intimate knowledge of their inner workings. We often don’t hear about these events because they are perceived to be embarrassment to the victimized entity.

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Topics: Leadership