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The Leadership Challenge: Part III

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | October 1, 2015

In our prior newsletter, I referenced six of our Twelve Essential Leadership Skills.  In this edition, I will highlight the final six, rounding out the key attributes of today’s successful leader.  In total, these Twelve Skills embody the core essence of facilitative leadership.  Here at The Leadership Academy, we have designed a training framework built upon these Twelve Essential Leadership Skills.  Our framework includes various customized, on-site workshops, involving specific organizational role-plays and case studies. TWELVE ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS MANAGING CONFLICT: Workplace conflict is inevitable. Failure to manage conflict, however,...

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The Leadership Challenge: Part II

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | February 1, 2015

In our prior newsletter, I touched upon the overall business case for employing Effective Leaders.  I have been fortunate to work closely with dozens of organizations ranging from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies who have achieved great success in establishing truly extraordinary places to work.  These organizations not only generate top and bottom line, they offer employees incredible job satisfaction and growth, generating very low staff turnover. It is through these experiences that I can now safely share that the majority attribute their success directly back to the...

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The Leadership Challenge

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | November 1, 2014

Have you noticed a recent surge in articles, books and other publications discussing the topic of leadership?  Each author claims to have the insider scoop on what specifically constitutes a great leader in today’s business.  So which personal attributes truly identify solid leaders?  Is it the individual’s communication style?  Their overall drive or tenacity?  Their personality amongst colleagues?  Their intellectual capacity?  Their years in management? Looking back over the decades, leadership gurus such as Drucker, Maxwell, Blanchard, and Goleman, classify leadership in terms of the individual’s approach to situations encountered. ...

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The Small Business: How do you know when you need HR?

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | May 3, 2014

For the small business owner, conquering challenges like creating new business opportunities, improving the bottom line or finding a new office can seem like small potatoes compared to hiring and managing employees. And as the business grows, entrepreneurs can experience major challenges in terms of finding great people, performance issues and the thing we all dread most, firing someone. Add to that a complex set of state and federal employment regulations and the whole thing can seem pretty overwhelming. But here’s the good news. In the world of HR, which...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | May 3, 2014

Do you dread conducting employee performance appraisals? Is it one of the last things you wish to do during your already pressing week? Are you concerned with conveying negative news to sub-par employees? If so, you’re not alone. Writing and conducting annual performance reviews is ranked as one of the least favorable activities of management. However, there are various tricks in which to make this somewhat unpleasant task “tolerable” and even meaningful, for those who work for you. Being a member of the HR community, I’ve witnessed various styles and...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | August 1, 2013

Do you dread conducting employee performance appraisals?  Is it one of the last things you wish to do during your already pressing week?  Are you concerned with conveying negative news to sub-par employees?  If so, you’re not alone.  Writing and conducting annual performance reviews is ranked as one of the least favorable activities of  management.  However, there are various tricks in which to make this somewhat unpleasant task “tolerable” and even meaningful, for those who work for you. Being a member of the HR community, I’ve witnessed various styles and...

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