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  • Leadership Training At JCCC
    JCCC offers half-day training courses in November for working professionals
    Johnson County's Community College's Continuing Education program is offering four, half-day training courses in November for working professionals. The courses are held at the Regnier Center on the JCCC campus in Overland Park, KS. They...
  • Graduation ceremonies at Green Mountain College
    LinkedIn now ranks universities by career outcomes
    Professional networking site LinkedIn announced yesterday the launch of a new project that taps its large membership database to rank colleges based on how graduates fare in the job market. The site analyzes the alumni employment patterns of its...
  • Startup Rewind and Entrepreneurs
    Startup Rewind to feature Shane Hackett of Engage Mobility
    Shane Hackett, president and CMO ofEngage Mobility, Inc.,will be one of the featured presenters at the Wednesday,October 1Startup Rewindfrom 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Deer Creek Country Club in Overland Park, KS.Engage Mobility, Inc. is a...
  • New Leader's 100-day Action Plan
    The new leader's 100-day action plan
    There areseven major onboarding land mines that you are likely to come across as a new leaderand there are specific points in thefirst 100 dayswhere you are most likely to encounter them, explain authors, George Brant, Jayme A. Check, Jorge...
  • How analyzing your current customers helps you find new customers
    How analyzing your current customers helps you find new customers
    As a sales leader, it's important that you analyze your currentcustomers to help you identify the best places to focus your energies for finding new customers. That's the advice of Brian Tracy in his new book,Unlimited Sales Success.And,...
  • Nine tips for delivering excellent customer service
    Nine tips for delivering excellent customer service
    Leading a customer service team? Have the team members use these9 tips for delivering excellent customer service:1. Rely on winning words and soothing phrases.A simple but sincere “Thanks for your patience” or “I’m...
  • How to listen and learn
    How to listen and learn
    In John Baldoni'snew book,The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence, he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader:WhenListeningAs ALeader:Look at people when they are speaking to you. Make eye contact.Ask...
  • The Unfinished Leader book highlights
    The Unfinished Leader book highlights
    With the demands of technology, transparency, and constant connectedness, and calls for higher performance,leadersfrom the front line to the C-suite face complex dilemmas that cannot be easily denied or postponed. These perplexing, recurring...
  • How to be a good coach
    How to be a good coach in the workplace
    Former Verizon Wireless CEO,Denny F. Strigloffers these tips forhow to be a good coachto anemployee. He explains thatgood coaches help performers by:Keeping them focused.Giving them objective, helpful feedback.Acting as a sounding board for new...
  • Project Reviews
    Six review questions to ask at the end of a project
    Just a little more advice from the authors of,Helping People Win At Work. Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the followingsix essential questionswhenever you do aproject review:What did we set out to do?What actually...
  • Unbundle It
    Unbundle It book review
    Take some quality time to read the book byC. Elliott Haverlack,Unbunde It, because it explores the issues you face as a leader with a twist that is different from manyother leadership books. Throughout, the book offers suggestions on how...
  • Nominations for Kansas City's best small businesses due by October 14
    Nominations for Kansas City's best small businesses due by October 14
    Thinking Bigger Business Mediais accepting nominations for the2015 25 Under 25® Small Business Awards. Nominations are due byOctober 14, 2014.The awards programsalutes the small business owners who are driving the Kansas City region’s...
  • Sunset
    The Seven Arts of Change blends Western business savvy with Eastern philosophy
    David Shaner'scompelling,The Seven Arts of Change,shows business leaders that transforming a businessonly happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth."The bottom line is that, despite...
  • How to identify leadership skills during an interview
    How to identify leadership skills during an interview
    The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions:What personal qualities define you as a leader? Describe a situation when these qualities helped you lead...
  • The future of work
    The future of work by futurist Jacob Morgan
    Throughout the history of business employees had to adapt to managers and managers had to adapt to organizations. In the future this is reversed with managers and organizations adapting to employees. This means that in order to succeed and thrive...