Business Acumen Signs Line the HR Road

Rear View: Business Acumen Signs Line the HR Road By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute   “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield,” quotes Warren Buffet. From my driver’s seat, the rear view has been filled with headlines proclaiming the importance of business acumen for sometime now.…

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Have the Courage to Lead?

Leadership is a hot topic right now. But not for the usual reasons. In the past, employers chose some folks to get special training or assign expanded roles, so they could gain new skills and move up the ranks of the organization. This worked when organizations were hierarchical. But today, with flatter structures that look…

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Your Goal For 2015 – Increase Employee Engagement

How engaged are your employees? In the 2012 Global Workforce Study, Engagement at Risk: Driving Strong Performance in a Volatile Global Environment, conducted by Towers Watson, they found that: 35% of workers are engaged 22% are unsupported 17% are detached 26% are disengaged Engaged workers scored high in: believing in company goals, having an emotional…

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Essential Management Skills For Office Professionals: How To Get Support For Your Ideas

This is the fifth in a series of nine blogs focusing on one of the eight modules in the Office Professionals Certificate Program developed by SyN. This one looks at an essential management skill that all office professionals need to be successful – how to get buy-in for their ideas. No matter what your title…

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