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How to Retain Your Top Talent

How to Retain Your Top Talent

A recent article in Talent Management Magazine reports that the number of people quitting their jobs rose to 2.1 million in April. And skilled professionals are one of the fastest-growing segments of the workforce who are quitting. It states in the article that a...

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Authority Doesn’t Mean Much Without Influence

Authority Doesn’t Mean Much Without Influence

One of the definitions of a “leader” in Webster’s Dictionary is “a person who has commanding authority or influence.”  I would argue that in the 21st century it’s all about influence, not authority. If a leader only has authority and is unable to influence others,...

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Managing the Eeyores, the Pessimists, in Your Life

Managing the Eeyores, the Pessimists, in Your Life

We’ve all been there. You’re working on an important project and one of your team members, co-workers, or even manager is the eternal pessimist. I like to call people like this, Eeyore. You remember Eeyore, the gloomy donkey from Winnie the Pooh. The words and phrases...

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How to Lead Through the Economic Recovery

How to Lead Through the Economic Recovery

During the past six to nine months, many executives that I have worked with have had to let employees go in order to survive the economic downturn. They have also had to look at all of their discretionary expenses and cut many of these expenses as well. The planning...

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Questions to Keep Employees Engaged

Questions to Keep Employees Engaged

A recent article from HR Specialist lists 15 questions you should ask new employees after their first 60 days of employment. I would argue that leaders should be asking many of these questions on an ongoing basis and not just after the first 60 days on the job. Asking...

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Delegating in Real Time

Delegating in Real Time

I was recently facilitating one of my Vistage CEO groups in which the group was reviewing the way we had been operating looking for ways to improve our meetings.  One of the members shared a best practice with the group which reinforces mission vision and values...

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Beth Armknecht Miller’s passion for learning and dedication to bringing out the best in others are strands woven throughout her career and are found in her work with Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm.