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Why women need an inefficiency drive at work to be successful

Kieran Flanagan
CCO, Speaker and Author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid
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Realize greater career success in 30 minutes a day

May McCarthy
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, & Author of “The Path to Wealth”
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Successful women leaders use their natural intuition and empathy

Kieran Flanagan
CCO, Speaker and Author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid
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How to become a conscious leader

Jim Dethmer
Coach, Speaker, and Team Builder
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Career Success as a Manager

As a manager, you understand the difficulty of being in charge of your dedicated and not-so dedicated employees. Especially if you are a first time boss, transitioning into your new position, knowing how to fire an employee, manage the new wave of millennial workers just coming out of college, and even learning the right time to hire more employees are all vital to job sustainability and the success of your business. Whether you lead a crew of 5, 10, or even 100 people, ExpertBeacon is here to help you make the right decisions tactfully, while also making sure you are acting in the best interest of your staff.

Why women need an inefficiency drive at work to be successful

Kieran Flanagan CCO, Speaker and Author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid The Impossible Institute

Efficiency is perhaps the word that best represents the way work early in this century. We began with an industrial revolution model and then added an extra layer of technology on top to create even greater levels of ‘efficiency’. We streamlined processes and production lines, hired ‘efficiency experts’ and analysed how we spent our time, down to the minute. Because in most cases we were selling time. The cost of our businesses and our products came down to materials and how many people and how long it took them to make it.

Kieran FlanaganCCO, Speaker and Author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid

Few people understand what makes people ‘buy’ or ‘buy in’ better than Kieran Flanagan. For over twenty years, Kieran Flanagan has been a transformational leader in the creative industries. A Behavioral Researcher & Strategist, she is an auth...

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Got a bigger job? Don’t Wing it. Arrive with a plan

As you are thinking about various aspects of success and failure upon arriving into a bigger, broader leadership role, there is a very pragmatic aspect of ensuring success: actually having a plan for how you will enter your new role. “Duh” though it may sound, most executives don’t.

Ron CarucciManaging Partner

Ron is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50 to start-up in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 d...

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Successfully transitioning upward: How to be a successful leader

“He’s always looking over my shoulder! He never trusts that I can do the work I was hired to do!”

“She micro manages. At her level I’d like to believe she’s got better things to do with her time, but sadly I don’t think she knows what they are!”

“Aggravating is how I describe my job. [My boss] has given me all of the accountability, but none of the authority.”

Eric C. HansenManaging Partner

Eric has successfully managed and consulted with business executives to lead significant growth and business transformation for over 25 years. The first 18 years were an intense mix of challenge, extreme reward, and constant learning as he led c...

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Climbing the leadership ranks and succeeding once there

Nobody’s shocked when someone who’s an obvious idiot flames out in a job they were never cut out for. But more than 50% of executives still fail within the first 18 months of their appointment to a higher altitude – and many of them are the good ones. What accounts for so many promising young executives reaching broader assignments and stumbling once there?

Ten years of research, more than 2700 interviews and surveys have revealed consistent patterns of tripwires that cause even the best to fall.

Ron CarucciManaging Partner

Ron is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50 to start-up in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 d...

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How to become a conscious leader

Jim Dethmer Coach, Speaker, and Team Builder Conscious Leadership Group

Many leaders aren’t conscious, even a lot of the famous ones who get results. A conscious leader is one who is “here now in a non-reactive non-triggered way and therefore able to access greater IQ, EQ and BQ.” What a mouthful that is. The first key is being here, now. Dr. Ellen Langer of Stanford University says that most of us aren’t here now, and we’re not here now enough to know we’re not here now. This is really true of leaders. Instead of being here now they are in the future or the past.

Jim DethmerCoach, Speaker, and Team Builder

Jim Dethmer has been devoted to the practice of conscious leadership for 45 years. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people about how to lead and live from consciousness. He has coached Fortune 500 CEOs and their teams supporting them in tra...

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Guidance for first time managers on becoming an effective leader

Kelly Roach Business Growth Strategist, Speaker, Wellness Transformation Coach Kelly Roach Coaching

Managing a team for the first time? If you were just promoted and you find yourself wondering how to encourage productivity and efficiency in your new employees but have never done it before, you might be at a bit of a loss regarding what you need to do. Stepping into a leadership role for the first time can be confusing and stressful, but it can also be very rewarding. Use these tips and strategies to get results right away!

Kelly RoachBusiness Growth Strategist, Speaker, Wellness Transformation Coach

As a Business Growth Strategist, Kelly has helped hundreds of individuals rapidly grow their business and multiply their incomes. Kelly specializes in teaching small business leaders proven and profitable strategies to achieve unparallelled succ...

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Why top performers get axed and prevent it from happening to you

In order to succeed in your job, you have to start thinking like a company. Even the best performers can get fired for not looking out for themselves and their own career. While you may be one of their most valuable and productive employees, your company is working in their own self-interest, which means you need to learn how to adapt your thinking. Here is some advice to help.

Dr. Duff WatkinsManaging Director

Duff is Managing Director of ExecSearch International- Australia. He has conducted searches, from senior management up to Board level, across Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Brazil. He has 25+ years’ experience in coaching and leadersh...

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Great managers provide constructive and valuable employee feedback

Giving feedback at work is often difficult. Many managers and supervisors put off conducting evaluation and performance reviews because they are uncomfortable giving feedback, especially when it is negative. Most employees want to do a good job and want to know sooner rather than later when they are doing something wrong. Feedback should center on employee behavior and be described clearly without attack. Managers and employees should have common goals and find the most effective ways to achieve them.

Mary Kelly Blakeslee, Ph.D.Retired Psychologist

I am a recently retired Psychologist. I had a private practice since 1985, first in Springfield, then Summit New Jersey. My practice consisted of individual and couples therapy, with adolescents and adults, covering issues of depression and anxi...

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Advice for managers on managing and motivating Gen Y employees

The Millennials currently account for about 20-30% of the workforce. Seventy-four million strong (compared to the 78 million boomers), that percentage is growing and continues to make waves in the workplace.

Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., MBALeadership/Organizational Consultant

Nicole Lipkin, PsyD, MBA is a business and organizational psychologist and the President of Equilibria Leadership Consulting. She is also the founder of Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services, a group psychology practice, based in Ph...

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Manage organizational stress to improve morale and productivity

Lubna Somjee, Ph.D. Clinical and Health Psychologist/Executive Coach and Business Strategy Consultant

Have you ever heard someone say, ‘My job is killing me!’ Well, research shows this may not be too far from the truth. Our work environments have an impact on our mental and medical well-being. We also know that a stress filled workplace, or distressed workplace, can also lead to the dysfunction or demise of an organization.

Stress management is more than just a ‘feel good’ concept. Stress has been called the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year.

Lubna Somjee, Ph.D.Clinical and Health Psychologist/Executive Coach and Business Strategy Consultant

Dr. Somjee is a licensed psychologist with extensive training and experience in evidence based clinical and health psychology services. She provides treatment for adults and adolescents with a wide variety of emotional and medical concerns. ...

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Succeed in creating and managing a productive remote workforce

When Yahoo! put the kibosh on remote working, requiring employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities, you can’t help but think about your own team and how instituting a policy like this would impact your team. As part of a global company that demands the best people on the ground in markets across the world, a well-rounded workforce may well be geographically dispersed and stretched across multiple time zones. As a manager it’s imperative to know how to keep that lifeline open and functioning efficiently.

Rebecca TannVice President of Marketing

Rebecca Tann is the Vice President of Marketing for Regus, the world’s leading provider of flexible workplace solutions with a global footprint of 1,500 locations in 600 cities and 100 countries. An experienced and dynamic marketing and sales ex...

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How to succeed in your transition from peer to new manager

Progression from individual contributor to manager can mark a major accomplishment in your career. New responsibilities, accountability, and decision making requirements provide great opportunities to enhance your professional skills and experience. The change does require a new perspective and to approach your job differently. In fact, research conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership and Manchester Partners International found that approximately 40% of new managers and supervisors fail within the first 18 months.

Tony DeblauweWorkplace and Career Expert

Tony Deblauwe is a Workplace and Career Expert and founder of consulting firm, HR4Change. He has over 15 years’ experience working in high-tech companies supporting Human Resources, Organizational Development, Talent Management, and Training. H...

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Become a successful first-time manager

Congratulations you have been promoted to a management position! What a great opportunity for you. If this is the first time you have supervised people you may want some tips about this transition. Getting your own work done on time and with high quality is one thing getting other people to do that is another challenge. Supervising people is all about clarity, relationships, communication and focus.

Beverly ObenchainObenchain & Associates, LLC, President

Bev Obenchain is a consultant and educator whose background in business strategy, planning, leadership, communications, teambuilding, project management, finance and performance measures provides a broad, cross-functional perspective of organiza...

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Advice for recruiting and managing the passive candidate

Hiring is becoming a priority in many companies as the economy continues to improve. With a dropping unemployment rate – the best candidates are currently employed. How does a company, both recruit and manage this highly coveted pool of talent?

Cathleen FaerberManaging Director

25+ years as an executive search professional. Successfully executed search engagements throughout the United States and Canada in many functional areas, disciplines and industries. ...

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Realize greater career success in 30 minutes a day

May McCarthy Entrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, & Author of “The Path to Wealth” Bizzultz, LLC.

Successful business leaders know that holding regular planning sessions and reviewing goals with top management are vital to a vibrant and profitable company. As individuals who make up the management team, it’s important that we each set specific goals, review them in a consistent manner, focus on our skills, and act on opportunities to achieve our goals.

May McCarthyEntrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, & Author of “The Path to Wealth”

Since 1982, May McCarthy has co-founded and grown several successful multimillion dollar companies in a variety of industries to as large as $100 million in annual revenues. And, she has worked for Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson an...

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Successful women leaders use their natural intuition and empathy

Kieran Flanagan CCO, Speaker and Author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid The Impossible Institute

As a young woman in business, it may be surprising to find out that few people actually want the responsibility of leadership. Not everyone wants to be a boss. Many people simply do not want the responsibility. They do not want the pressure of calling the shots, steering the ship, putting their neck on the line and all those clichés. However, the weight of responsibility isn’t all leadership is about.

Kieran FlanaganCCO, Speaker and Author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid

Few people understand what makes people ‘buy’ or ‘buy in’ better than Kieran Flanagan. For over twenty years, Kieran Flanagan has been a transformational leader in the creative industries. A Behavioral Researcher & Strategist, she is an auth...

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Teaming up for success: How to manage a winning team effectively

Building and managing a team should be rewarding and even fun. However, it is surprising how often it is not. The following dos and don’ts will offer tools, tips, and techniques for attracting, developing, and retaining a self-sustaining team of hard-working professionals.

Larry GurreriPresident & Founder

Larry Gurreri is the President of Sosemo, a leading digital-marketing agency specializing in integrated solutions that harnesses social, search, and mobile. As an expert in search marketing, social media, and app promotion, he had recognized an ...

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How to get the most from a valuable but difficult employee

Managing difficult but valuable employees is like digging for precious metals; it sometimes requires moving a lot of muck in order to get to the gold. But while retaining a range of talented employees will allow you to exploit a wider range of opportunities, occasionally it is also tiring, sapping work. You have to take stock when the gold is increasingly costly to mine.

Dr. Iwan JenkinsPresident

Dr. Iwan Jenkins specializes in business improvement with a focus on strategy and leadership. Iwan is a scientist who enjoyed a 20 year commercial career for blue chip companies, spending time in marketing and sales, mergers and acquisitions...

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Advice for managers on successfully managing interns

Sunaina Mehra Coordinator of Client Relations and Marketing Francis Financial, Inc.

Looking for future employees or gofers? How you prepare, work with, and treat interns directly reflects your firm. Internships are a crucial stepping stone into the real world, but more importantly the leadership style exhibited by a manager makes an intern's experience that of a good one to a life changing one.

Sunaina MehraCoordinator of Client Relations and Marketing

As the Coordinator of Marketing and Client Relations at Francis Financial, Sunaina’s role is to create a strong brand identity and maintain top quality and frequent communication between clients, referral partners and potential clients. The nati...

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Advice when you are promoted to manager of your previous co-workers

Mary Nestor-Harper Author, writer, speaker, management and career consultant MJNH Consulting

Congratulations! You’ve been promoted to supervisor. Your new position has prestige, growth opportunities, visibility, and a bigger paycheck. That’s the good news. The bad news--you’re now supervising former co-workers who may not be thrilled about your promotion.

Mary Nestor-HarperAuthor, writer, speaker, management and career consultant

Mary Nestor-Harper, MJNH Consulting, is an author, prolific writer and consultant on business, human resources and leadership, and an award winning speaker. She has delivered human resources, management and customer service training in 43 of the...

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Promoted to a management position? Don’t be one of those bosses

Being the boss doesn’t mean you’re there to boss everyone around. It’s about being a trusted leader who is there to assist and guide the team to their highest potential. It’s about establishing positive relationships with those who work for you and working together to set goals. And it’s about inspiring those around you. Truth be told, being bossy isn’t exactly going to get you anywhere. Here is some advice for when you are promoted to a manager or boss, and how to best lead your employees.

Kelly WalshOwner

Kelly Walsh, M.Ed, ACC is the president of 1 Smart Life. Over the past 18 years, Kelly has successfully coached business leaders and people from all walks of life to reach their highest potential. With a Master’s in counseling, professional coac...

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Managers who practice self awareness make excellent leaders

The philosopher Jean Paul Sartre famously wrote about the “gooeyness” of human nature. Being human is a messy, complicated, and perplexing experience and thus, leadership - leading ourselves and leading others - is one of the most difficult, rewarding, and if we’re being completely honest, sometimes painfully annoying, jobs. All leaders should invest as much time mastering the soft human mental side of business as they do the hard financial side.

Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., MBALeadership/Organizational Consultant

Nicole Lipkin, PsyD, MBA is a business and organizational psychologist and the President of Equilibria Leadership Consulting. She is also the founder of Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services, a group psychology practice, based in Ph...

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Manage the budget and cut expenses while maintaining employee morale

Michelle Benjamin CEO and founder of Benjamin Enterprises and Pivot Partners Benjamin Enterprises and Pivot Partners

As a manager, you are consistently asked to reduce spending and to do more with less. As we move toward the end of the fiscal year and begin the budgeting process for next year, here are some ideas for cutting expenses while still being able to be productive and keep your employees engaged and content.

Michelle BenjaminCEO and founder of Benjamin Enterprises and Pivot Partners

With more than two decades of operational and management experience, Michelle Benjamin has developed a talent management process to save businesses up to 35% off their labor budgets. Her system integrates talent, technology, and processes to con...

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Expert advice for a manager on how to terminate or fire an employee

Good leaders remember every termination they have conducted. This isn’t meant to imply that they don’t sleep well or have reason to feel guilty. Rather, it is the recognition that a termination is indeed something final and, as such, it should be taken seriously. The good news, for those who are about to undertake this action for the first time, there is common-sense advice to guide you.

Catherine McGuinessManaging Director

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Catherine graduated with a BA in English Literature from Fordham College. Building a career in executive recruiting from London to New York and ultimately Austin, TX, her work experience spans global execu...

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How to manage millennials

Generation Y, or people born between 1982 and 1996, represent a major population boom that is changing and shaping the world in a significant way. As more of these millennials enter the job ranks, their perspective of how work blends into their lifestyle presents a shift in thinking for management. Through their eyes, the traditional norm of how one is supposed to build a career path is different: paths don’t have to be linear, influence don’t depend solely on job title, and pay is tied purely to output – not tenure or experience.

Tony DeblauweWorkplace and Career Expert

Tony Deblauwe is a Workplace and Career Expert and founder of consulting firm, HR4Change. He has over 15 years’ experience working in high-tech companies supporting Human Resources, Organizational Development, Talent Management, and Training. H...

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