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US Airways

High Point University was featured in the Fall 2011 US Airways Magazine [button name=”Read Full Story” link=”http://usairways.highpoint.edu/”]

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How To Be An Effective Communicator

A young man whom I had known since he was in high school stopped by to see me and proudly display his new MBA. “I know a master’s degree alone doesn’t guarantee success,” he said. “What do you think is the most important quality for someone who wants to become a business leader?” I answered […]

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How To Write Effectively

Peter Drucker claims that more than 60% of all management problems result from breakdowns in communications. A major study by the Rockefeller Foundation found that 68% of the customers who quit buying from their regular suppliers do so because employees fail to communicate effectively with thosecustomers. Efficiency experts claim that at least 40% of the […]

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Principles For Communicating With People

All People are motivated. We cannot motivate them. We can only guide them by their motivations. People do things for their own reasons; not for yours or mine. Show people what they want and they will move heaven and earth to get it People change because of pain. When the pain of staying the same […]

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Change: Embrace It or Resist It

If your company is going to stay in business, it has to change, and that can be scary. For many people, change is more threatening than challenging. They see it as the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting. Most people, and organizations, would rather […]

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Are You a Creative or a Reactive Thinker?

The other day I was talking to a CEO about the educational and development needs of his corporation, and he remarked, “You know, Nido, leadership isn’t what it used to be. I used to think I knew what to look for in leaders. Now I’m not so sure.” He continued: “When I first went into […]

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From Training To Education

Let me make a suggestion that at first may sound strange, coming from a management consultant. If your company has a training department, do away with it. Replace it with a Department of Education and Development. The reason: The new business environment needs fewer people who are trained to do things a specific way and more people who […]

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Solid Strategies = Solid Success

Success results from a solid strategy. Even the greatest ideas are of little value unless they are backed up by a practical and workable plan of action. The word strategy comes from an ancient Greek term which literally means to be a general leading troops into battle. Setting up a good strategic plan involves five […]

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Controlling Change

If a company is going to stay in business, it has to change, and that can be scary. Many people see change as threatening. To them, it is the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting. Unfortunately, comfort can be the enemy of excellence. It […]

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Work Strategies For Winners

When your company’s employees work together as a team, they multiply their effectiveness. A study of high-tech workers in a California laboratory showed that the star performers outperformed their mid-range co-workers by a margin of 8 to 1. When researchers looked for the reasons, they found that the star performers were more adept at working […]

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