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Do Managers Even Matter?


In 2009, Google’s people analytics team launched Project Oxygen – a multiyear research program seeking to answer the fundamental question: Do managers even matter? That seems like a crazy question, doesn’t it? Of course an organization needs managers! Well, let’s rewind a bit...

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Upcoming Seminar - How Soft Skills Drive High-Performance


���HOW SOFT SKILLS DRIVEHIGH-PERFORMANCE Soft skills are qualities and attributes necessary for success in any profession. They include communication skills, decision making & problem-solving skills, self-management, and teamwork. A recent study from Boston College, Harvard Universit...

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How to Leverage Feedback to Boost Your Bottom Line


Studies show employees whose supervisors provide positive feedback by acknowledging their strengths and successes were significantly more likely to be engaged at work. Feedback from managers, colleagues and employees is the most readily accessible and productive source of continuous learning in the ...

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PDX Guest Blog - Are Soft Skills the Elephant in the Room?


Soft skills are not fluffy or namby-pamby but, emerging as vital links to high-performance, growth mindset and future business success. This article explores why businesses can’t afford to ignore the ‘soft-stuff’ anymore. Despite the catchy header and graphic, this is a serious&nb...

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Montana Society of Engineers Certifies the Performance Certification System


The Engineering Leadership Institute’s Performance Certification System, Professional Effectiveness Competencies, designed to close the soft, or Success Enabling Skills™ gap in the engineering industry, has been certified by the organization that oversees professional development in Mont...

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