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  • Who’s in Charge of Bob?
    Who’s in Charge of Bob?: A book review
    In our current cultural climate it has become the norm to abdicate responsibility for one’s self, or to shift blame and responsibility onto others. This is why it is refreshing to see the release of Fred Grooms’ new book, Who's In...
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    Find your inner Hercules with the help of StrengthsFinder: Part 7
    In part six, the team finished sharing their themes and Monica gives them a quick break before continuing. She details out everyone’s strengths on the whiteboard during the break.When the team returns, she asks them to review each person...
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    Find your inner Hercules with the help of StrengthsFinder: Part 6
    In part five, Sheryl and Kyla discussed their strengths with the team, noting some hesitancy with what the themes uncovered. However, Fred and Jerry were able to articulate how useful Sheryl and Kyla’s themes have been to the team.Also in...
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    Find your inner Hercules with the help of StrengthsFinder: Part 5
    In part four, Monica and Jerry discussed their themes. Recall that they both shared two strengths and Jerry’s Arranger theme got the team talking about how they could leverage him.Sheryl goes next and tells the team she had taken the...
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    Find your inner Hercules with the help of StrengthsFinder: Part 4
    In part three, the team finished discussing their questions about the assessment. Now that the general background is complete, Monica is ready to begin exploring each person’s top five themes and begins with her own.Monica starts by telling...
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    Find your inner Hercules with the help of StrengthsFinder: Part 2
    In the first part of this article, recall Gallup explained that folks who use their greatest talents daily create success not only for themselves, but for their teams and organizations.With that in mind, let’s go back to the team described...
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    Find your inner Hercules with the help of StrengthsFinder: Part 1
    Picture a team of people working together each day, calling on one another to step in where their technical or educational expertise lies. One day it’s getting that software release out the door with some fabulous project management skills...
  • When searching for a career be vigilant in realizing your key strengths
    When searching for a career be vigilant in realizing your key strengths
    Finding a career or being a great entrepreneur is always about selling yourself to the next employer or customer. Consider yourself as a product or service with great attributes that are needed in the marketplace. What is normally done when a...
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    Turn your strengths into a recession proof career
    In 2011, there was an article published regarding industries that are recession proof. Often, these articles will overlap one another, stating that the economy will always need teachers, engineers, utilities and individuals skilled in IT. These...
  • Paying attention to problems emphasizes and amplifies them
    Paying attention to problems emphasizes and amplifies them
    This is not to say that the problems can or should be ignored. The task of Appreciative Inquiry in the invention of a New American Metropolis (the model Cincinnati-to-be) is to set aside the conventional approach of: i) define the problem, ii). do...
  • Discover Strengths
    Develop Strengths over fixing weaknesses (part 2)
    Everyone has natural talents. http://www.examiner.com/dating-in-las-vegas/develop-strengths-over-fixing-weaknesses-part-1Talents are the way we act out our decisions. A person just has to become aware of these consistent strengths. How do you...
  • Discover your strengths
    Develop Strengths over fixing weaknesses (part 1)
    When a personal weakness gets us in trouble in our relationship; we need to do damage control. However, damage control is not enough to keep people together. We need to keep developing our strengths. Since, love recognizes strengths. Love only...
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    Get ready for your annual review
    HR and management are already preparing for annual reviews behind the scenes. The purpose of annual reviews varies, but in many companies, the main objective of a performance evaluation is to take a look at the overall performance level of all...