Mary Jae Kleckner

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5 Thought-Provoking Questions About Assessment

Educators cannot march through pacing guides, state standards, or the syllabus and hope that student understanding occurs. “Teach, Test, and Hope for …

7 Tips to Networking as an Introvert

Use this guide to make those important connections when you don't love meeting new people.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy breaks down seven strategies introverts can use to be more effective when …

Business Strategy

Infographic: What is your body language saying?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the impact of a gesture?Communicators often neglect nonverbal communication, a key aspect of …

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Create the Perfect Résumé, According to a CEO and Ex-Google Staffer

See the difference between an ordinary résumé and an extraordinary one.<p>A résumé is basically a first impression in document form. So you don’t simply …

Employment

Performance Feedback: Reach The Heart Through The Brain

Never turn down a breath mint. Feedback is a gift.<p>Of course the gift’s presentation can make a big difference.<p>Performance accountability is among the most important parts of a leader’s role. Yet many leaders are simply inept at providing feedback and coaching that helps more than hurts. In fact, …

#Nextchat: Leadership Redefined

Do you believe that titles and years of experience determine a person’s influence in the workplace? If you do, you’re not alone. However, #SHRM18 …

Leadership

Telling your boss they’re doing it wrong

LET’S face it: bosses are not perfect and sometimes they need to be told.<p>Whether your manager’s long-winded explanations of the most basic sales …

Selling

8 habits of employees that get promoted

Getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well. To move up the ladder to the next step of your career, you have to prove to decision …

Employment

5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

Leadership

Who’s the boss? Why strong leaders are ‘servants’

The best way to get your team to have your back is to win their hearts and minds. The road to that for leaders is to ‘Serve.’<p>The primary role of a …

Leadership

Alumni Leadership Development | Your gateway to leadership development resources | Managing People

Managing People<p>If you are a first-time manager (or even an experienced manager who wants to hone your skills), remember: Your employees will be …

Leadership

How Visionary Leaders Create the Conditions for Innovation to Flourish

Every successful business has a culture focused on seeking better solutions to inevitable problems.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wake up. It’s 3 a.m. I’m in a cold sweat. I can’t sleep. I know I brought this on myself, so I only have myself to blame. This is …

Entrepreneurship

7 Leaders Reveal The Critical Skills They Use To Win

At a certain point in life, everyone around you is smart and capable. These skills below can help set you apart from the rest.<p>A Vice Chairman of a Wall Street bank once said to me that after you hit a certain level in your career, everyone around you is talented and smart. If those same people were …

Leadership

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

11 Important Things To Remember When Creating Your Employee Development Program

The most important asset any company has is its people. Like any other business resource, you must invest the proper time and money into developing your employees and helping them grow. Otherwise, they will stagnate and stop producing quality work — and eventually, they’ll leave your organization …

Human Resources

10 Reasons Why Teams Need Emotional Intelligence

Teamwork is very popular and a necessity in organizations, but it is an unnatural act that takes a strategy, discipline and practice. Most …

How to manage up when you have a bad boss

One of the tests of being a leader is knowing how to navigate a boss who doesn’t score highly as a leader him/herself.<p>1. What’s the driver?<p>All bad …

Insecurity

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

Employment

How to Write a Winning Résumé

Keywords, font choice, computer-friendly layouts—every detail matters, so we asked certified professional résumé writer Cherie Heid of San Diego’s …

Employment

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Employment

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Employment

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Young Australian Of The Year Explains Why Storyshowing Beats Storytelling Every Time

In 2006 Australian born Sam Cawthorn had a 210 km/h head-on collision with a semi-trailer truck and was pronounced dead.<p>Eleven years later Sam Cawthorn is now, The Young Australian of the Year, The Edupreneur of the Year, Australia Day ambassador, 7 times international bestseller and also a …

The Leadership Model Used By Steve Jobs, Henry Ford And Thomas Edison

If you’re an individual contributor who also manages the work of other employees, you’re what is called a Player-Coach. It’s a very different kind of leadership model than what usually gets talked about, although ironically, Player-Coach is one of the most commonly employed leadership …

Motivation

Trust in ethnically diverse areas is improving, but there is more work to be done

In modern Australia, trust sometimes seems to be a short supply. But our research shows there may be some cause for optimism.<p>While trust dropped in …

Demographics

How to Keep Our Children From the Hidden Cost of Fitting Into the Social Media Addiction

A steady diet of fitting in without questioning consequences can cause emotional damage. Facebook executives are looking for new ways forward.<p>Are we at a social media crossroad? Is this the time, as business people and as parents, to ask the questions we have been avoiding in the name of making …

Social Media

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

To be a good manager to the employees you’re in charge of, you need to be a strong communicator to your employees about your expectations, deadlines, …

Employment