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Top 10 Reasons You Would Work for Lincoln

Lincoln and his CabinetIf you were ever lucky enough to have a favorite boss, you likely remember being motivated to get up early and stay late at work.  You thought about your job in your spare time, and came up with great ideas that you were excited to share as soon as you got to work.

You felt appreciated.  You felt valued.  You believed you were working for the best.  Dealing with your superior was a pleasure; not a chore.  Working for him or her was a dream; not a nightmare.

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Better to Remain Silent and Thought a Fool


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Don’t Hang On to Bad Employees Too Long

Learn to Speak Well to Influence Others

Know Your Fear of Public Speaking


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Disengage Your Employees Through More Meetings Today!


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Lincoln’s Staff Meetings Demonstrated the Good and the Bad

Should I Call a Meeting? An Infographic…

The Sad Truth About Most Meetings


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Should I Call a Meeting? An Infographic…

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The Sad Truth About Most Meetings

Security for Your People Means Support for You

Collective Wisdom Does Not Rule – You Do


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Let’s Not Sugar Coat Your $370 Billion Loss

Lincoln portrayed with his ax in an early 20th century painting by F.A. Schneider.AN OPEN LETTER TO THE TYPICAL MANAGER

Dear Typical Manager,

We’d like to preface this letter by saying that there is no excuse for our bad behavior.  However, facts are facts, and it’s time somebody presented this oft-repeated story without the sugar-coating.

Last year, you collectively lost $370 billion due to “low employee engagement” because you are a bad boss.

As we’ve all read on leadership and management blogs for the past month, that $370 billion is not fictitious.  It’s the eighth year in a row Gallup has done this study, and the numbers pretty much look the same every year.  Three hundred seventy is just 2013’s number.

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Great Tip on Choosing Your Next Job


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Be the Example Your People Can Follow

Be Yourself so People Can Believe in You

Avoid Personal Conflict to Remain Effective


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Support Terminations with Overwhelming Facts


John C. Frémont was a very well-known figure in the Civil War Era; known from his exploits in obtaining California for the United States during the Mexican War; and from being the first Republican presidential candidate in 1856.

Postmaster General Montgomery Blair and his brother, Frank Blair, Jr., highly recommended Frémont for the job of Commander of the West based in Missouri, and Abraham Lincoln initially approved the appointment of the abolitionist Frémont, believing he would be a loyal representative of the administration.

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Using social media to hire and fire

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Stop resentment before it starts

Share your vision with your followers

Resolve to learn your lessons


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Recruiting today’s workforce

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Acquisition and Retention in the War for Talent Infographic PDF-page-001


Infographic: Be serious about laughing

Expectations vs. Reality

Hire the right people for your organization


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