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A Business Lesson From the Debt Deal

There really is a silver lining in the behavior on Capitol Hill over the past few weeks. The crackling debates, snarly standoffs and prickly posturing of political leaders serve as clear evidence that 11th-hour planning stinks.

There’s no reason to fall in that trap with your department as 2014 looms large. Now is the time to get your strategic game plan moving, without alienating or annoying anyone.  

My PAPA model keeps you and your team engaged during the process. Follow these four steps and avoid the kind of spectacle that one senator called “an agonizing odyssey.”

Here’s what to do:

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Investment in Interns

By Linda Dulye, President & Founder, Dulye & Co.
Published in Fox Business | Sept. 30, 2013
 
Whether your company has 
1 or 100 interns, Dulye & Co.
can help you maximize your investment in young talent today and for your future success.

Lately there has been lots of chatter about internships sparked by a growing movement to challenge the ‘no pay’ status that accompanies so many of them. Interns at the White House raised their opposition to unpaid internships. So did former interns at the Hearst Corporation, NBCUniversal and other corporate biggies.

Pay or no pay—the true value of many internships in non-profit, government, public and private sectors is being wasted.

The investment is being drained largely by how most internship programs are structured—as a one-way learning process.

Maximize your internship program with these five tips.

Can Executives Be Coached?

Those at the top of organizations are data focused. They ravenously devour daily operational performance stats about sales, orders, overhead costs, inventory, compensation, sick days, and so on. Ironically, data can also help save business leaders from themselves. 

Linda Dulye offers five big tips in her latest Fox Business column that will help you take the edge off your top leaders and help them connect with the workforce.

Tips For Coaching Your CEO

Can your CEO be coached?

Dulye & Co. President Linda Dulye gives tips in this interview with Michigan radio newsman Michael Cohen of 1320 WILS.

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AOL's Armstrong: Boss or Workplace Bully?

It didn’t quite seem possible, but, there it was, within a matter of mind-numbing seconds, AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong went from chief rally man to insufferable bully.

Caught on tape on Monday while speaking to 1,000 AOL employees, Armstrong verbally admonished one of the staffers for photographing the company meeting—and then, fired him on the spot.

 “Abel, put that camera down right now,” ordered Armstrong. Followed instantly by, “Abel. You’re fired!  Out!”

Continue Reading.

3 Ways to Connect Like the Pope

Crowds in excess of three million swarmed Brazil’s Copacabana Beach last Sunday for a glimpse of Pope Francis.

But many experienced more than a fleeting peek of the pontiff.

There was a bonafide connection between the spiritual leader and the spectators that transformed a jam- packed event into a powerful experience.

Although I didn’t make it to Rio, I recently attended a major national convention where—amidst the expansive venue and more than 4,300 attendees—I too felt a connection!  While many factors clicked to create the zeal factor, three lead the charge, converting the grand-scale General Assembly of YMCAs into an exhilarating personal experience.

Practice these tactics and, like the Pope, you too can break through any crowd and connect.

 

6 Employee-First-Day Tips for the Boss

For all practical purposes, your first day on a job should be an energizing experience.

But for many, it’s anything but remarkable. More like forgettable—thanks largely to some fundamentals that go astray.

With a crop of new grads and veteran job transfers ready to report for that first day at work, now is the time to ensure that your onboarding practices keep your new hire motivated and feeling excited about working for you.

These six tips can help you succeed.

Six Tips for Recruiting New Grads Like a Pro—Regardless of Your Company’s Size

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By Linda Dulye, president & founder, Dulye & Co.
Published May 22, 2013 | Fox Business

Don’t let company size take you out of the competition for new grads.

Small companies can vie against corporate giants for top talent—and win! The catch is having a real game plan for being attractive and for attracting. These six steps can make you a pro in recruiting and hiring college graduates. Continue reading.

Applying for a Job? 5 Follow-up Tips That Can Net Success

Call it being proactive. Or persistent. Effective follow up is an essential part of the professional development experience—especially when it comes to the job-search process. 

Take for example, Paul, a rising manager entering his second year at a major financial company, who turned a rejected resume into a new job offer through perseverance. Paul applied online for a new position at his company after a conversation and recommendation by the hiring manager. Within a few weeks, he received an email from a Human Resources representative (whom he did not know) indicating that his application had been rejected.

Rather than accepting the denial, Paul went into action and launched follow-up techniques that were so effective that four weeks later, he was offered the exact job that initially he was initially turned down for.

Here are five follow-up tips that can help give job candidates an extra edge on the job hunt.

5 Success Tips for Bosses Hiring New Grads

With college commencements fast approaching, there’s an abundance of advice articles for new grads entering the workforce.

But what about the hiring manager? After all, it is a two-way street for that working relationship to actually work, well!

What do new grads most want in a workplace and a boss? Here are five success tips for making that perfect connection based on poll data from 2013 graduates of the Dulye Leadership Experience (DLE), a professional development / leadership program for college juniors and seniors that I’ve established with my alma mater, Syracuse University.