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Retaining Employees: Be Nice, Get Paid

by Rob Zell: When teaching leadership and management skills I refer to maintaining and/or enhancing self-esteem as a foundational practice for all leaders. When I do, I typically get a few participants who give a very subtle eye-roll or smirk.…
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Team or Superteam?

By Rob Zell: Recently, Darrell Stiffler posted his blog on Vroom’s theory of motivation and it’s a solid account of how to keep people engaged in the work at hand. I would like to add that you should also strive to put people into positions…
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Top Articles of 2017 #1-5

Our countdown of the top Forward Momentum blog posts of 2017 ends here with the Top 5! (If you missed numbers 6 through 10, click here.) These are the articles that garnered the most attention and sparked the liveliest conversation among…
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Top Articles of 2017 #6-10

Please put your hands together enthusiastically for the top Forward Momentum blog posts of last year! These are the articles that garnered the most attention and sparked the liveliest conversation among you, our readers! Without further ado,…
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Who Makes the Execution
Decisions In Your Operation?

By Rob Zell, SPHR Whenever I begin a new training project I go through several steps to ensure I am delivering the right intervention to my client. I always ask: If the training is successful, what will the learners be doing that is…
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Cleaning Out the Culture Cabinet

By Rob Zell, SPHR In our house we love coffee and that means we end up collecting coffee mugs. They have been given to us by friends, family and students. They signify cherished memories and favorite hobbies. At some point the cabinet, like…