Managerial Leadership
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written by Mick Ukleja

CLEAN UP THE CLUTTER

(5 Ways To Simplify And Get Back Control)   Clutter creates confusion.  It is a threat to mental and emotional clarity.  Life has enough complexities without adding fuel to our chaotic fire.  Peace of mind – some call it flow – often eludes us.  Ever so slowly our minds can drift into a state called […]

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04.10.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

THE SHIFTING WORKFORCE…..AND WORKPLACE

What Has Become Irrelevant In Corporate Culture? There has been much written and said about the shifting workforce.  We see the Millenial generation (1983-2001),  entering organizations at an amazing rate, while at the same time Baby Boomers (1946-1964), are retiring.  In our research that involved multiple corporations and thousands of managers and Millennials, we identified […]

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10.11.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE GOLDEN “GOOGLE” RULES

Eight Ways To Build A Better Boss Google is not known as being a management guru organization.  After all, they create things—technical stuff like search engines and productivity tools like Gmail.  They started out with a philosophy of just leaving people alone.  Let the engineers create their wonders.  In fact 20% of their work is […]

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08.22.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE LEADER AND DECISION-MAKING

Ego can be a great asset for a leader or manager. It can create a confidence and self-efficacy a leader needs. But there is a downside. When making organizational decisions a leader’s ego can be a millstone around the neck. Marshall Goldsmith wrote a book entitled, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How […]

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03.13.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

WORK, WELL-BEING, AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE

What’s True And What’s Myth? Sometime ago a USA Today Snapshot (2008), revealed the satisfaction level executives had with their jobs. Job/Satisfaction Level Finance – 68% Human Resources – 65% Marketing – 63% General Management – 61% Sales – 54% The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index confirmed those earlier findings. They have polled literally millions of adults […]

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02.28.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF INNOVATION

(Millennials: Play To Their Strengths) When I was in high school the creative kid was someone out on the fringe. We (and their instructors), would say, “Boy. Does that kid have their head in the clouds!” The intended meaning was that they were hopelessly disconnected from the real world. How things have changed! Today “living […]

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01.31.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

MILLENNIALS AND THEIR MANAGERS

(Or Managers And Their Millennials) What are the things that need to be done by the manager of an organization to work well with Millennials? We’re not simply referring to a “corporate culture”. It’s not that Deloitte gets it and IBM doesn’t. Rather than being a corporation to corporation issue, it is more of a […]

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11.01.2011
written by Mick Ukleja

How Much Oxygen Will Your Meeting Require?

You have a meeting scheduled for 60 minutes, but you only have 45 minutes of material. So do you quit after 45 minutes? 19 times out of 20 the meeting will go 60 minutes. 22 minutes worth of content will somehow end up being a 60 minute meeting. Why does it work this way? It’s […]

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08.24.2011
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