management development

The Leadership Habit Podcast- Episode 2 – Trends in Talent Management with Kathleen Quinn Votaw

In Episode 2 of our podcast, our host, Jenn DeWall speaks with talent management expert Kathleen Quinn Votaw. She is the president and founder of Talentrust. Talentrust is revolutionizing how companies find, keep and grow great people. After nearly two decades of earning accolades in the staffing industry, Kathleen determined that traditional models don’t always… read more

7 Negotiation Tactics To Closing Bigger, Better Deals

Use these negotiation tactics to successfully close deals while creating greater value and building the business relationship. You will find many lists of negotiation tactics, some of which you will recognize in this list. We train leaders and managers to develop those negotiation skills that will not only help them successfully close bigger, better deals… read more

Problem Solving for Good

Why do so many leaders miss the first step in problem solving? I have read (and written) so many articles on effective problem solving. Each one provides it’s own variation of an “X Step” process to effectively solving problems. Everyone, at this point, knows that we need to first take the time to collect and… read more

7 Steps to Effective Problem Solving

Effective problem solving is one of the key attributes that separate great leaders from average ones. Being a successful leader doesn’t mean that you don’t have any problems. Rather, it means that you know how to solve problems effectively as they arise. If you never had to deal with any problems, chances are pretty high… read more

Customer Service Solutions for Unpredictable Problems

Solutions for fixing unpredictable customer service problems are not complex! As we began to discuss last week, there are a variety of reasons why customer service issues spring up. Some of these issues are predictable, while others are not. Last week we talked about getting proactive in dealing with your predictable customer service problems. This… read more

Get Proactive With Predictable Problems to Improve Customer Service

Create a Plan for Your Predictable Customer Service Issues. There are a variety of reasons why customer service issues spring up. Some of these issues are predictable, while others are not. By focusing on creating a plan for the predictable problems, your staff can become better equipped to improve customer satisfaction issues when they arise. One… read more