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5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Manager Should Adopt – Forbes.com

Tracy Lawrence of The Lawrence Advisory Offers the Key Positive Solutions for a Changing Workplace Citing a passion for creating a positive work environment and motiving individuals to maximize their greatest potential, entrepreneur and media professional Tracy Lawrence is the force behind executive search, consulting and coaching firm The Lawrence Advisory. The organization partners with a wide roster of clients, unlimited by industry, to assess candidates in each specific field for long-term satisfaction and success. It offers strategic planning tools for senior management. And the goal, a la the tag line of The Lawrence Advisory, is simple yet powerful…”Hire.Build.Lead.” “What we do is we advise, which is why our name is so appropriate,” said Tracy Lawrence. “I have always had a natural inclination towards the issues involved with leadership and motivating and inspiring people. And I look to work with organizations that are genuinely interested in developing their people, and a culture of performance.” “Self-awareness is really key to making progress,” she added. “You can sit and design a plan on paper, but the ability to get things done through people is really the most important aspect of running a company.” Based in Los Angeles, Lawrence has worked in media […]

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How #MeToo Has Affected the Workplace with Tracy Lawrence

Society is changing as it always has throughout the millennia. The difference now, however, is the speed at which the changes are coming are faster than ever. How are we supposed to keep up, play nice and make the changes with confidence and grace? Yes, men, grace is for you, too. Arguably, the most important factor in having a successful career is your work relationships. You know, it’s not what you know, but who you know, etc…well… A recent survey by Lean In, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s organization, showed that relationships are suffering more and more for women lately. – 60% of managers who are men are uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone, or socializing together.1 That’s a 32% jump from a year ago. – Senior-level men are now far more hesitant to spend time with junior women than junior men across a range of basic work activities.3 They are: · 12x more likely to hesitate to have 1-on-1 meetings · 9x more likely to hesitate to travel together for work · 6x more likely to hesitate to have work dinners The Lean In survey also showed differences in how the […]

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Would Your Team Go to War for You?

Recently, I was conducting 360 feedback interviews for a client. In describing him, one of his peers said, “He’s smart and very driven. His team knows how good he is, but they wouldn’t go to war for him…know what I mean?” In fact, I did know what he meant. One of the most common causes of career derailment is the inability to lead a team. Often, a strong individual contributor can earn his or her way into a senior role based on the quality of work. Having formal authority over a group of people may force them to execute on your orders. However, the influence that accompanies real leadership is derived from much more than a big title. Every great leader has several sources of power – personal traits and behaviors that inspire loyalty and commitment. This source of power can be in any or several of the following areas: Vision – The ability to create and communicate a compelling vision of what the organization can become and how it can get there is one of the most essential characteristics of strong leadership. Trust – Team members must trust the leader to make good decisions on behalf of the team […]

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Why Hasn’t That Headhunter Called Me Back?

Samantha was fed up. Her job was frustrating and her supervisor was uninspiring. Then one day a recruiter called with the job of her dreams. 10 minutes into the conversation, Samantha could see herself in a bigger office, making double her current salary, and working for the boss of her dreams. “I’m very interested!” she told the recruiter. And she began the process of interviewing for her dream job. Ten interviews and four months later, Samantha was certain this job was hers. She had bonded with the recruiter, who called her regularly and coached her through the long interview process. She had met with multiple people at the hiring company and she thought things went well. But several weeks had gone by since her last meeting and she hadn’t heard any news. When she called the recruiter for an update, he didn’t return her calls. Like most people, Samantha didn’t fully understand the top 10 things every manager should know about working with executive recruiters. 1-Executive recruiters work for client companies, not individuals. Despite how friendly and understanding the recruiter is, he is not an objective player. The recruiter’s time and attention will go to the candidate most likely to […]

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