• Negotiators – Born or Made?

    by BelmontAdmin

    by: Dr. Lee Warren Have you ever heard someone say, “She’s a born negotiator”? Maybe you have said it yourself. Maybe it has been said about you. The fact is, great negotiators are made, not born. Negotiation is a skill that can be acquired, and then polished and honed. Over the past three decades, a […]

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  • 3 Reasons to Earn Your CFP® Designation

    by BelmontAdmin

    Research conducted by Morning Consult found that only 1 in 4 Americans feel financially prepared for retirement. Almost 50% of survey respondents noted they are not currently saving for retirement even though they view it as essential. The words overwhelming and complicated were often used when individuals thought about financial planning for the future. While […]

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  • Stop the Blame Game During Difficult Conversations

    by BelmontAdmin

    Difficult Conversations are common occurrences in both personal and professional relationships. These conversations, if done appropriately, can strengthen a relationship and build trust. Unfortunately, it is normal for these conversations to begin by blaming the other party for what has or is going wrong but starting with blame will likely end with hurt feelings and […]

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  • 3 Tips to Leading Your Team through Change

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    During a Leading Change workshop at the Center for Executive Education, facilitators ask participants to complete this sentence – “Change done to us is…” Responses have included the following words: Difficult, Terrifying, Scary, Not Necessary, Hard, Unexpected We then ask the group to complete another sentence – “Change done by us is…” Participants have a […]

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  • “Don’t Drop the Ball” – Tales from a Woman in Leadership

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    Written by: Tiffany Patton, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee Over the last 60 years our world has changed a lot, but our expectations of women, not so much! Most women I know work 40+ hours in really demanding jobs –  surgeons, IT managers, attorneys, nonprofit executives – and are still the […]

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  • Becoming a Leadership Expert

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    Written by: Melanie Adams, Executive Director, Center for Executive Education at Belmont University Next-level leadership often requires an internal shift that comes as a surprise for many of us, and rightly so.  In a leader’s evolution, typically effectiveness early on in one’s career centers on the standard, metrics-driven evaluation of job performance.  This means that […]

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  • Hire the Right Person for the Job

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    Written by: Dorene Burkhalter, Leadership Consultant “Why didn’t I catch this in the interview?” he shares with me.  “I thought he was the perfect candidate.” Wouldn’t it be nice if you could turn an interview session into an interrogation in an effort to get to the candidate’s deepest-rooted “issues?”  Slap on a lie detector.  Call […]

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  • Establishing the Foundation for Effective Teamwork

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    Establishing the Foundation for Effective Teamwork How do you unite three global groups into one cohesive team and set them up for success? Finding a sustainable solution to that question ranked at the top of Darci Kleindl’s task list when she accepted the role of general manager of sales enablement and sales excellence for the […]

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  • Empowering Others Through Questions

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    Empowering Others through Questions Professional Coaching Skills for Leaders Written by: Delia O’Connor-Highfield, Consultant & Executive Coach There is a time and place for everything. Managing, mentoring, consulting and counseling all have their place and are distinct from the field of professional coaching.  Professional coaching is both a mindset and a practice.  It is not […]

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  • Developing Entrepreneurs in Nashville

    by BelmontAdmin

    Written by: Elizabeth Gortmaker, Director of Entrepreneurship, Belmont University Entrepreneurs, by nature, are creative. They are the thinkers, the doers, the drivers of new development. They imagine what is possible and then make it happen. Today, we have more students around the world studying entrepreneurship than ever before. It is an exciting time to celebrate […]

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  • Managing a Generational Workforce

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    For the first time in history five generations occupy the workplace The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z. The combination of individuals whose age span 50 years can be powerful as see in the Ann Hathaway Robert di Nero movie The Intern. The movie showcases Robert di Nero’s character, a […]

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  • 5 Steps for a Successful Business Development Event

    by BelmontAdmin

    Written by: Kimberly Bean – Owner/Partner, KBT Creative Support Services Plan/Research/Study/Prepare/Execute In preparing and planning for an event with the purpose of generating more business there are several important factors to consider.  As an event coordinator, you are a project manager from inception to completion of the entire production.  A good plan begins with a […]

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  • Tis the Season

    by BelmontAdmin

    Written by: Leslie Lenser, Chief Human Resources Officer, Belmont University The holiday season is here and our thoughts are turning to festive gatherings with family and friends, good food, and, face it – time away from work.  During the coming weeks you may find it challenging to keep employees engaged and motivated.  You can fight […]

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  • Breaking Free From the Imagined Pressures of Being a Good Coach for Others

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    Written by: Melanie Adams, Executive Director, Center for Executive Education at Belmont University Of all the pressures- both real and imagined- that I have experienced as a leader, by far the most daunting of them all has been the responsibility to effectively coach others.  A couple of things have contributed to this:  for one, I […]

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  • 8 Tips for Millennials Managing Gen Xers and Baby Boomers

    by ssinadmin

    Written by: Bobbie Jo Jenkins, Sr. Manager of Programs & Marketing Multiple generations within the workplace is a common topic today, specifically regarding Millennials and the best practices to manage and engage them. There are multiple books and articles with tips and tools for the leader of a Millennial, but very few that assist the […]

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