leadership

Inspiring Admins

Inspiring Admins

This article on how administrative professionals value the qualities of their leaders really resonated with me. Sometimes people do not understand why we administrative personnel remain happily employed despite the low-ish salaries. If our leaders are good communicators, inspiring, and give clear direction, we can be quite satisfied. We admins have amazing opportunities at JHU(…)

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Bringing Energy to Work

Bringing Energy to Work

At the end of each week, I like to reflect a little. I think about what went well and what went wrong. Sometimes I begin to blame myself and reflect on all the things I could have done better. This sometimes puts me in a downward spiral. Sometimes it isn’t about me. Sadly, in every workplace,(…)

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TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

Please join us for the live event, “TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments.” The information age has morphed into the “interruption” age. People are swamped with work and emails. And just when they hunker down to get something done, a colleague knocks on the door. Or the phone rings. People tend(…)

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Giving Feedback – Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Giving Feedback – Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Giving feedback (especially corrective feedback) can be very difficult. It’s important for you to get your message across, but at the same time, you want to avoid angering and alienating the person who is receiving the feedback. “Giving Appropriate Feedback” is a 15-minute SkillSoft e-course that can help to test and enhance your ability to(…)

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Positive Outlook

Positive Outlook

Pretty much every leadership book you ever read encourages leaders to maintain a positive outlook. A combination of optimism, joy, and enthusiasm, we’re told, is infectious, and your team will benefit from a leader who has a bright and cheerful disposition. If you’re like me, you may have occasionally felt like snarling at the author, “Easier(…)

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