Posts by Cindy Solomon

Five Year-End Questions Great Leaders Ask

Where’s the champagne? That might be the first question you think of as we near the end of 2016. But before you mark 2016 in the books, now is the ideal time to reflect on the year and how 2017 can be even better. Sure, most leaders are already doing that, but you might be…

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Four Leadership Lessons From a 5-Year-Old Ninja Warrior

This blog post is going to be a little exercise in patience. Here’s why: I came across the coolest video last week – it’s going viral so you might have seen it — but I am guessing you didn’t garner the same lessons that I did. I can’t help it: I see leadership takeaways around…

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5 Employee Engagement Hacks That Cost You Nothing

It’s easy to blame employees for not caring, but the truth is employee engagement is all about leadership. (Yes, that means you.) Low employee engagement breeds everything from bad customers service to low productivity and it’s up to you to help break the cycle. Whether you have a formal team or lead many informal teams,…

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Four Secrets To Millennial Mentoring – A Retention Multiplier

Many of us are so time-strapped, we can barely fit another responsibility onto our plates. But as millennials join our companies and our teams, we need to adjust our expectations and responsibilities to them, so they can give us their best work. That includes mentoring. Millennials are eager for your input. In fact, a survey…

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Successful Managers Share This Trait – do you have it?

When I was first starting my career, I had a manager whom you might call a “don’t.” As in, just don’t do anything he did. At weekly staff meetings, he would ask all of us to go around and say what we were working on, but he would never share any details of what he…

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3 Questions That Will Change The Way You Lead

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On October 28, 2015, I’m thrilled to keynote the 10th Annual Professional Women in Building conference, a gathering of women leaders from the nation’s largest homebuilders. The theme is Women Leading the Way, and it got me thinking about what makes creates a great leaders. The post below was originally published for this event.  …

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3 Secrets to Virgin Atlantic’s Awesome Customer Service

Last week I had the opportunity to fly with Virgin Atlantic. I’ve become an addict of their sister airline, Virgin America, and was relishing the opportunity to see how the international service compared. Like most savvy business travelers, I packed my carry-on with cleverly matched outfits that would last me the week I’d be away,…

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How to Make Your Company Sexy to Millennials, Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I explained how articulating your business goals in the right way can make you sexier in the eyes of Millennials. In Part 2, we talked about how to use social networks to attract 18 – 33 year olds to your business. Now, we’re going to learn how to dance…

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