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The Admiral shares valuable insights from the inside-track by regularly posting articles containing tips, leads and current trends for both Employers and Job Seekers.
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How To Master The Art Of Giving Negative Feedback

How To Master The Art Of Giving Negative Feedback | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
When you’re a leader, giving feedback, both positive and negative, comes with the territory. But not everyone is comfortable giving it. Sarah Green, a senior associate editor with the Harvard Business Review, recently scoured HBR’s blog for the site’s best advice for how to give negative feedback. Here are her five tips:1. Be direct by avoiding the feedback “sandwich.”Instead of couching criticism with positive feedback (which can dilute the message and sounds insincere), approaching the issue directly and with transparency allows everyone to understand the purpose of the discussion and keep the conversation on track. For example, if a colleague’s presentation style needs improvement, you can approach the conversation by asking if you can provide some feedback. They’ll (most likely) say yes, and will be more open to accepting it.
Via The Learning Factor
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Focus on providing "constructive" rather than destructive feedback to achieve the best outcome.
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Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team

Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it

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Finding the right sales talent is not for the feint hearted. The right choice will pay for themselves in no time.
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5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You

5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the ladder of success. But some of the world's top companies succeed in spite of poor leadership, a result of great products or concepts rather than motivated team members.According to entrepreneurial counselor Michelle McQuaid, bad bosses cost businesses $360 billion in lost productivity every year. The stress caused by difficult supervisors can negatively affect an employee's overall health and workplace morale, eventually driving him or her out the door. Since losing one employee costs a business tens of thousands of dollars or more, your business will eventually suffer financially if you can't keep employee loss at a minimum.
Via The Learning Factor
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As a true leader you should regularly look in the mirror, you might be surprised by the image.
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How Your Boss Will Run Your Life In A Few Years

How Your Boss Will Run Your Life In A Few Years | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
Consulting firm PwC recently published its outlook for work in 2022, based on interviews with 500 human resources experts and 10,000 others in the United States and several other countries. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that big companies could end up so powerful and influential they morph into “ministates” that fill the void when government is unable to provide essential services. Companies will also use sensors and other gizmos to monitor employees around the clock. And workers will mostly acquiesce to this digital leash, in exchange for job security, decent pay and important benefits.
Via The Learning Factor
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Invaluable insights to the future of work, be skilled or perish!
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The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)

The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic) | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
“A new study indicates personal drive is more important than specific skills.”
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Highlights the importance of finding the ideal "corporate culture fit"
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7 Cold Calling Secrets Even The Experienced Sales Pros Don't Do

7 Cold Calling Secrets Even The Experienced Sales Pros Don't Do | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
“ Cold calling the old way is a painful struggle. Change Your Mental Objective Before You Make the Call. If you’re like most people who make cold calls, you’re hoping to make a sale; or at least an a...”
Via Laurent J.V. Dubois
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I have always found it good to remember that the person on the other side of the phone is flesh and blood just like me.
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Quote to Remember!

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"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well" - Jim Rohn

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So does this mean that doing extraordinary things ordinarily is considered a failure?

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Quote that Rings True!

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" Just because something is easy to measure doesn't mean it's important.– Seth Godin
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Reminds me of times when an insane level of reporting is done in a business for no real benefit.

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Thought for the Day!

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" You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." – Albert Einstein

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Brain Teaser - Genius Hunter

Brain Teaser - Genius Hunter | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
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Image courtesy of 'Assess Your True Potential' - Mindpower Series - Time Life Books.


The first Brain Teaser I shared struck lots of interest with differing answers, keen to see how many variants are found this time?

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How to Tell if a Company Culture Will be a Bad Fit

How to Tell if a Company Culture Will be a Bad Fit | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
The smoke signals to look for when determining the right workplace for you.
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Just part of the process in identifying the right corporate culture fit...

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10 Interviewing Tips to Get You the Job

10 Interviewing Tips to Get You the Job | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
Go into every interview with the end-goal of receiving a job offer.  Make it your decision as to whether you want to work for the company rather than letting
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Follow these and put yourself in the lead...

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What's Wrong with Job Interviews, and How to Fix Them

What's Wrong with Job Interviews, and How to Fix Them | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
I needed to hire a new salesperson, and one resume stood out like a sore thumb. The applicant, Ari, was a math major and built robots in his spare time—clearly not the right skill set for sales
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How to Keep Your Top Employees From Leaving (Infographic)

How to Keep Your Top Employees From Leaving (Infographic) | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
Employee recognition programs may sound like an unneeded expense, but research shows that a little peer-to-peer recognition goes a long way. For example, organizations with a strong employee recognition approach are 12 times more likely to have strong business results, according to data cited by OfficeVibe. Companies with strategic recognition programs also report lower turnover rates than companies that don't.The infographic below explains why investing in employee recognition is worth it.
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:15 PM

Want to keep your best workers? Some strategic employee recognition will help.

Gagan Preet Singh's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:49 AM

Strong employee are the back bone of the organisations. How your company perform in the market it is totally depend on the team that how much they have experience, how they adopt the new techniques and how long they deal with the same organisation. If company ignore the senior and experienced employee's need then it effects on the work. And you can see market value of that particular company how it perform in the industry. So it is more important that companies should have senior and experienced person for their work.

 

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Mark Liversidge's curator insight, August 28, 2014 4:54 AM

Happy staff = happy customers!

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Uncomfortable Being the Boss? 5 Tips That Will Help

Uncomfortable Being the Boss? 5 Tips That Will Help | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
1. Don't pretend you're not really in charge. If the buck stops at your desk, acting like you're the same as everyone else won't work. It's a bit like parents who try to function as their children's friends, rather than as authority figures. It may be more fun in the short run, but will likely lead to bad results in the long run.There are a very few exceptions--one is Morning Star, the tomato processor that has rigorously maintained a non-hierarchical structure since the 1970s. But that takes a lot of forethought, planning, and careful hiring of like-minded individuals. And even so, the company's non-CEO founder must occasionally serve as decider of last resort when employees are unable to resolve their conflicts.
Via The Learning Factor
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Leaders should take heed of these invaluable tips as they will accelerate your performance.
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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
The good news is that even some of the most strained relationships can be repaired. In fact, a negative relationship turned positive can be a very strong one. “Going through difficult experiences can be the makings of the strongest, most resilient relationships,” says Susan David, a founder of the Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching and author of the HBR article, “Emotional Agility.” The bad news is that fixing a relationship takes serious effort.“Most people just lower their expectations because it’s easier than dealing with the real issues at hand,” says Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and author of the HBR article, “Make Your Enemies Your Allies.” But, he says, the hard work is often worth it, especially in a work environment where productivity and performance are at stake. Here’s how to transform a work relationship that’s turned sour.
Via The Learning Factor
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Could have used a couple of these ideas in the past, maybe you can gain some benefit from these helpful tips
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Quote of the Day!

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Focus being on rising above it!

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Do you have the right stuff?

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Courtesy of Time Life Books

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" I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people.

" I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people. | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
by: Indira Gandhi
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Quote for the Day!

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" Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.– Winston Churchill
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Quote of the Day

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" It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.– Antonio Davis
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10 Ways You're Killing Your Credibility

10 Ways You're Killing Your Credibility | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
Credibility is everything in the business world. It's hard to build but easy to destroy. And your success depends on it.
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Ignore these at your peril...

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12 Ways for Brands to Engage on Social Media (And Actually Get Noticed)

12 Ways for Brands to Engage on Social Media (And Actually Get Noticed) | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
Engagement is the name of the game when it comes to social media. We all want fans who care and share. But if you want them to share, you must give
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All about being social...

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How to Create a Captivating Presentation [12 Steps]

How to Create a Captivating Presentation [12 Steps] | Admirals Watch™ - Insightful and Engaging News | Scoop.it
Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at reaching this goal.
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You will stand out from the crowd with these great tips...

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