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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict: Try This Next Time

Workplace Conflict or Interpersonal Conflict? Dealing with conflict is par for the course….  it’s a core responsibility as a leader. However, many of us haven’t had the opportunity to learn and acquire some of the tools we need to properly navigate rocky terrain in the workplace. Plus, dealing with human behavior isn’t easy. It isn’t […]

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Derailing Strategic Plans: Don’t Let Your Blind Spots Be to Blame

Blind Spots Can & Will Destroy the Best Plans A lot of thought and planning goes into conducting gap analyses, enhancing strategic plans, and preparing for heightened success. A lot of pride is earned through the sweat equity we invest in our organizations. A big part of it includes mitigating risk. Over the past 25 […]

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Manage a Toxic Employee? Better Yet – Cut the Ties

Manage a Toxic Employee? Better Yet – Cut the Ties I’m a big advocate for building and sustaining solid, high functioning teams. Key words here – high functioning. Everything we read about surrounding the strength in teamwork rings true for a variety of reasons. In the real world though, sometimes we end up with an […]

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When it Points Back to Our Culture

Getting Back on Track, But This Time – Even Stronger It’s amazing to realize the influence you carry as a leader. The way things play out in the workplace is a mirror to your leadership. It’s even more interesting to know the power of your leadership infiltrates through the layers of hierarchy so much so […]

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Turning Profits: Soft Skills & Your ROI

How is Your ROI Impacted? Many leaders have their fingers on the pulse. The KPIs and ROIs pule, that is. After all, what gets measured gets done, right? It certainly rings true for our line of work. Let’s add a pinch of spice to the mix and throw in some soft skills. That usually throws […]

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Virtual Teams: Capitalize and Maximize

Virtual Teams: Capitalize and Maximize Aside from the luxury of common benefits of working remotely, I became living proof that all the studies we read about the advantages of remote work teams is true. Granted, there is no doubt I am a big advocate of good, solid workplace relationships – so I’m a bit biased […]

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Setting Goals: Isn’t That the Key?

Everybody Is Doing It…. Working with executives, business owners, and organizational leaders has positioned me to develop and sustain quality relationships with a variety of personality types. I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend with every client because each one brings a lifetime of unique experiences to the table. Mix that with the fact that […]

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How Well Are You Coaching Your Staff?

Should We Be Coaching Even When Things Are Going Well? Most of us put our new hires through some sort of training or on boarding ritual. How about integrating coaching into the mix? For those of you who aren’t doing this yet, I highly recommend considering it. When we making coaching part of our work […]

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Our Millennials: A True Gift to Our Business

The Wealth of Opportunity in Our Staff Most of us have some millennials on staff. If you happen to be one of those who don’t – you should reconsider what you are missing out on. Just like any other generations, they provide a wealth of talent and skill other generations aren’t as naturally privy to. However, […]

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Hire Right – the First Time

Hire Right – the First Time Believe it or not, an uncertain economy is an ideal time to hire. Many, if not most companies can’t fathom the idea of hiring more people when our economy is facing so many challenges. However, ♦People are looking for work. Snag the good ones before the economy takes a […]

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We’re the CEO, but We’re Also Human

Why Do It Alone? In a recent conversation with a client, he was explaining the course of events that took place at a team meeting the week prior. This client is the CEO of a solid company. Throughout the course of our conversation, it sounded like his team was demanding more of his attention. Needless […]

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We Think We’re a Great Boss, but What Really Matters is What They Think

We Think We’re a Great Boss, but What Really Matters is What They Think Whether we ended up in a leadership position because we discovered we’ve mastered the art of our trade and decided to open our own business or we’ve climbed the ranks of corporate America, most of us think we’re doing a pretty […]

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