The Charismatic Leader and Employee Autonomy

The Charismatic Leader and Employee Autonomy

In my new book, The Gift: Discretionary Effort, I describe five management levers the charismatic leader can use to motivate employees. These five levers effectively replace the stick and carrot approach that worked so well in the 20th Century when you had plenty of money

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March Madness and Management Choices

March Madness and Management Choices

My husband stood at my office doorway with a childish, almost sheepish but pleading look. It was 8:00 PM at night. “If we left now, we could be in Louisville tomorrow afternoon in time to see our favorite team play.” What is this March

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Charismatic Leaders Give Generously

Charismatic Leaders Give Generously

Is your executive leadership team wondering how to increase workplace productivity? There is growing research that giving and happiness is related to productivity in the workplace.  When people give generously of their time or personal resources, they experience personal satisfaction and calm plus a

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Effective Leadership: Eliminate Negative Performance Reviews

Effective Leadership: Eliminate Negative Performance Reviews

Do managers or employees hate performance reviews worse? Has the performance review become a routine time waster? Are your performance reviews missing the mark of raising productivity and building loyalty? Do your performance reviews usually turn out negative? Would you like to improve the

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Charismatic Leaders: Influence Without Irritation

Napoleon Hill, one of the world’s first authors on personal success, said “The ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable art known to man.” Wow! As charismatic leaders, what does this mean? There are many techniques, but the one I would

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Brandau Chosen as SHRM Buckhead GEM Chair

Atlanta, Georgia (October, 2011) – Workplace Power Institute announced today that CEO, Karla Brandau, was chosen by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to be the chair of the Buckhead Geographical Emphasis Group (GEM) for 2012. Brandau will host eight meetings in 2012,

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Karla Brandau to Speak for LexisNexis Women’s Conference

Atlanta, Georgia (August, 2011) – Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, was chosen to deliver a keynote address at the LexisNexis Women’s Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in October. Brandau will speak on personal branding in a presentation entitled, Brand Me, Inc. The presentation

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