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Lessons Learned from … Late Night TV?

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At last, the long national nightmare of the Late Night TV Wars is behind us. Is there anything that leaders can take away from NBC’s botched, public handling of its 11:35 p.m. time slot?

 

 

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Set Expectations Early to Shape Success

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Which Way.jpgIn a recent interview, Nancy McKinstry, the C.E.O. and chairwoman of the executive board of Wolters Kluwer, a global information services and publishing company based in the Netherlands, shared one of her most profound management lessons gleaned from managing junior-level employees. 
 

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Are You Interruptible?

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Don't Interrupt.jpgConsider this scenario: You’re in a meeting discussing a key project and one of your employees has an important question or concern.

Do you step away from the meeting to take the call or do you wait until the meeting’s finished?

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How To Give A Great State Of The Union

Although President Obama's preparation for Wednesday's State of the Union speech is largely complete, many organizations are still focusing on their 2010 messaging. Learn how to give a great State-of-the-Union style presentation by picking up Linda's five simple tips from this week's podcast.

Running time: 9:19

Have a question about the topics covered in this episode? Want your employee engagement or communications question answered on the next episode? Leave a comment on this blog post or contact us today for a free consulting session.

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Linda can be reached at ldulye at dulye.com

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"Have a Dream" for Your Workplace

Inspired by, and in honor of, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this week's podcast explores how companies that encourage their workforce to have a dream -- a big one -- for their organization, are seeing real performance gains.

Running time: 8:04

Have a question about the topics covered in this episode? Want your employee engagement or communications question answered on the next episode? Leave a comment on this blog post or contact us today for a free consulting session.

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Linda can be reached at ldulye at dulye.com

Eric can be reached at ehansen at dulye.com

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Tips from the National Day of Listening Guidebook

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Perhaps you missed it over the holidays, but recently NPR and StoryCorp held the second annual National Day of Listening, during which Americans were encouraged to record and share an interview with a loved one and to preserve that conversation for future generations. 

Here are some tips from the National Day of Listening Guidebook – and Dulye & Co. – to help you get started.

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Four Tips to Re-engage Your Team After the Holidays

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team huddle.jpgThe holidays are now in the rearview mirror but employees often struggle to get back into the groove at work. Everyone needs a bit of ramp-up time after time away from the office, but in today’s environment the need to re-engage quickly is essential. Here are four tips to get your team focused and ready for action in 2010.
 

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Continuity Brings Focus in the New Year

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circle arrows.jpgEffective teams and organizations use a closed-loop approach to ensure that each objective, project or event is reviewed to track progress or the final outcome. The first of the year is an ideal time to close your open loops.  

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Get Ready for the 2010 Executive Roadshow Ramp-up

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Semi Truck.jpgAs holiday travelers return home, executives and other leaders are gearing up for a mad-dash of site visits and Town Hall Meetings with employees. The Executive Roadshow Season gives leaders an opportunity to share the organization’s plans for the new year. Of course, these meetings don’t just happen; they require hours of thought, planning and coordination.

In our experience with Executive Roadshow meetings, we’ve found one success factor that never fails: involve employees in the planning and execution.

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Rethinking Employee Rewards

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incentives signpost.jpgThe challenging economic climate has dramatically impacted raises and bonuses for workers in virtually every industry.
 
A recent Wall Street Journal article cites a report from consulting firm Towers Watson that says employers “plan meager 2.8% raises in 2010, after 2% bumps in 2009.” Nevertheless, creative leaders are uncovering innovative ways to reward employees when budgets are wafer thin.