Leadership Involves an Interaction Between The Leader, The Followers, and The Situation

I have always felt that in order for a leader to succeed, they must have good people working with them. As time passed I began to analyze different situations and look at the impact of the situations surrounding the events. I have had the privilege of serving the roll as a follower for a few [...]

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Situational Leadership Theory

The most common approach to the study of leadership concentrated on leadership traits per se, suggesting that there were certain characteristics, such as physical energy or friendliness, that were essential for effective leadership. These inherent personal qualities, like intelligence, were felt to be transferable from one situation to another. Since all individuals did not have [...]

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Conducting an Interview – Preparation

There are not many things more important than being able to choose the right person for the job. It is important to make a good impression even as the interviewer. With the job market as competitive as it is you don’t want to lose the right person for the job simply because you were not [...]

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Getting Fired

The MacKay reading is an interesting insight into the reality of how overcoming rejection can lead to great success. Nobody can, nor should, stay in job forever; somebody has to be fired. Although the reading is focused on those who have been fired, it does open with insight from Donald Trump as to how it [...]

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Create a Positive Work Environment

As a supervisor it is your responsibility to create and maintain a positive work environment. Without this you are setting yourself up for a high turnover rate, lower productivity, and a lot more work for yourself. When creating a positive work environment think about the climate of the workplace. How can it be improved? Are [...]

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Involving Students in Presentations

As a successful instructor you will be able to introduce activities, give instructions, assign students to small groups, and process activity results. When you introduce an activity you should explain the objectives, and emphasize the benefits and potential outcomes of the learning activity. Interaction among students contributes to a successful experience. Varying the composition of [...]

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Presentations to Students

Delivering effective presentations to students is very similar to giving a presentation to a board meeting, group of peers, or even complete strangers. There are common characteristics of effective presentations. This article will look at presenting in a class type environment where the presenter has control of the environment and topic, however it will be [...]

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Qualities of an Effective Leader

I have recently been introduced to an arena of leaders I had never before considered, sports. Our society places such a high level of focus on sports beginning with little league, high school, college, professional, and up to the Olympics. These athletes continue to grow and constantly strive to be better. When goals are achieved, [...]

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Delivering Effective Presentations

Delivering an effective presentation is critical in most teaching and business practices. Without conveying the right information in a manner that is useful and retainable is a waste of time and the desired results will not be achieved. When delivering a presentation to a group you want to take on the role of an instructor [...]

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How to Delegate Work Effectively

Delegating tasks to employees is an effective way to lessen the work for supervisors, however many don’t we delegate. For some supervisors it is hard to delegate because they feel they can do the job better or if they do delegate and the job is not completed properly they are ultimately responsible. Another reason delegation [...]

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Consider the Three Learning Styles While Presenting

Many experts have found that there are several learning styles that people use when learning new information. Some people may actually have more than one style and or/use a combination of styles. Knowing your own style may help you realize that others approach learning in a different way. Because of this you want to be [...]

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