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Is Your Leadership Development Program Working? 6 Questions to Consider

A strong pool of potential leaders is the lifeblood of any organization. As a manager, developing successful leadership training is – or should be – a very real priority. But what happens if your leadership development efforts are falling short? And how do you even know if they’re in trouble?

Resumania™: Prune the Exclamation Points!!!

We recently wrote a blog post reminding job applicants to minimize the number of questions they pose in a resume or cover letter. But you also need to be judicious in your use of the frequently abused exclamation point, which should be reserved for expressing strong emotion.

A Week of Tuesdays: How to Be More Productive at Work

Oh, why can’t every workday be a Tuesday? According to a survey from our company's Accountemps division, work productivity starts strong on Monday, peaks on Tuesday morning and then tapers off for the rest of the week.

Resumania™: Are You Self-Assured or Arrogant?

Conveying self-confidence is critical when you’re applying for a new job. After all, you’re trying to convince a hiring manager that you’re a better fit for the open position than anyone else. But if you’re not careful, self-assurance can easily come across as arrogance.

WorkVine: 5 Leadership Qualities We Can Learn from Optimus Prime

One thing’s for sure: You must be a great leader if you’re a Peterbilt 379. That’s the form Optimus Prime took when he accepted the Matrix of Leadership and became the head of the Autobots — the "good guys" in the new movie Transformers: Age of Extinction. Optimus Prime has leadership qualities to spare and can teach us all a thing or two about how to manage and lead a good team. Wield the Matrix of Leadership title in your firm by learning these five savvy leadership qualities