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Orienting Digital Natives at Work

These Digital Natives, so called because they’ve grown up in the age of the Internet, digital gadgets and cell phones, are ahead of the game compared to generations that have preceded them in terms of techno-savvy. However some important skills they need in the business environment have become diluted if not decimated altogether in the course of their digital immersion. Continue reading

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Younger Workers Push Digital Norms

Mr. Wilbur notes that “…what flies at the college level, peer to peer, is dramatically different than peer to peer communication expectations in the workforce.” Abbreviations and acronyms in business emails for example are not well received by older co-workers, let alone customers. Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: 5 Tips for Effective Delegation

Imagine a juggler with so many balls in the air that it becomes impossible to maintain the act. One by one the balls drop, because the “act” is simply unsustainable. This is the manager who doesn’t delegate. Conversely, consider the … Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: The Dreaded Performance Problem Talk

By Marla Rosner, Principal InstillLeadership Though countless surveys say that public speaking is at the top of our list of fears, I contend that for those who manage people, there’s a different dread: talking to a direct report about a … Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: Why You Need to be a Role Model

By Marla Rosner, Principal InstillLeadership You must have passed the preliminary test as a role model, or you wouldn’t have been promoted to a manager position. Now it’s time to understand what more is expected. Your direct reports and your … Continue reading

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