Our Corporate Life
January 5, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 1   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?
Ask Amanda: How can I ensure that my staffers retain the training they receive?
♦   Practical Tips: Use Your Breaks Strategically
Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

It’s easy to forget that in order for you to be a truly effective leader, people have to choose to follow you. As we start the New Year, it’s a good time to take stock and think about what qualities you need to hone in order to encourage followership.

Most everyone acknowledges that all leaders need vision, strategic direction, authority, and energy. But to achieve great results you need to truly excel at capturing the hearts, minds, and souls of people.
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Thought to Ponder

What are you working for?

Practical Tips: Use Your Breaks Strategically

The holidays are over and it’s back to business for most of us. The shorter days and colder weather encourage isolation, so it’s especially important to make an effort to stay connected and manage your energy.

Instead of eating at your desk and working straight through your lunch hour, make an effort to take a short walk. If the weather is bad, walk through the office and make plans to socialize with coworkers.
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 ask Amanda

I find that when I send staffers for training they come back all enthused and in very short order they are back to status quo. How can I ensure that the money I invest in them continues to pay off? S.R., Woodside, NY

Amanda Mitchell

What you describe is a common scenario. To avoid it, make sure you’re communicating before, during, and after training to make sure they completely understand why they’re being trained, how they are likely to benefit, and how the training ties to the business objectives.
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