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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Five Tips to Motivate When Facing Morale Issues

Morale Issues? Tips to Motivate When Morale Takes a Hit How do you motivate when morale takes a dip? What have you noticed that seems to work well — vs — common tips that don’t seem to make much of a difference? I believe that using tips, such as those Ceniza-Levine (2017)  offers here in  […]

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…. and Here Comes Our Gen Zs

…. and Here Comes Our Gen Zs  I am a major advocate for workplace diversity. There is so much to be said when we embrace differences other than our own. It’s truly like strengthening the weave of a basket: the tighter our threads, the stronger we become. The same is certainly true when welcoming Generation […]

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Multi-generational Workplace: How Do You Manage?

Generations in the Workplace: How Do You Do It?  Bridging the gap – it’s something almost all of us are either directly involved with or know someone who is. From Millennials and Generation X to Baby Boomers, there is that common theme: we’re striving to not only find harmony in the workplace, but to satisfy […]

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We Might Be Coming Across Rude, Even When We Don’t Mean It

Coming Across Rude in an Email? Communication is hard enough as it is. Couple that with the reality that many of us rely on technology for a lot of our communication channels and we’ve added another layer of complexity to the challenge. Even though we know that written communication is void of tone and inflection, […]

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Seniority-based Promotions: The Potential Aftermath

Hiring Based on Tenure: The Potential Aftermath   In yesterday’s Elite Leaders Forum, we had a great question come up. The question concerns promoting based on seniority. But what if the individual exudes attitude issues? What about the root cause here? I am a firm believer that it all points back to us. But we […]

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What About the Core? [trust]

The Core: Trust  Our contemporary professional landscape is flooded with a myriad of different types of leaders. Most leaders have reached a level of competence to earn the title, especially when it comes to technical skill and related responsibilities. With the continuous speed of technology and globalization, the world of management and leadership has definitely […]

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Avoid Wasted Disagreements & Pointless Arguments

Avoid Pointless Arguments by Remembering …                        Our Perception is Our Reality In the world of phenomenology, we are quite accustomed to the notion that ‘our perception is our reality’. But in our contemporary organizations, not too many people are interested in phenomenology. Or at […]

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Tips for Remembering the Tough Stuff

Tips for Remembering the Tough Stuff If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you might have gathered that I’m a big fan of positivity. It’s pretty impressive to learn that positive thoughts helps us to remember tough concepts or tasks. When we enjoy what we do, we’re naturally going to do a better job. […]

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Being Prepared to Lead in 2017

Leading in 2017 We’ve hit the ground running. We’re already a couple weeks into January and it sure feels like we’re at it full force, doesn’t it?! We’ve all got goals that are industry and company-specific, but the great thing about leadership is that we all share this common thread. Regardless of our industry, we […]

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How Do You Do It? Dealing with Difficult People

Does Appreciation Actually Work? Dealing with Difficult People  Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving (Carnegie, 1936). To make things even more complex, difficult people don’t just confine themselves to our personal lives. They seem to be all over the place. Considering the fact […]

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Our Foundation: The Power of Trust

The Power of Trust As leaders, we know that our workplace culture is largely attributed to how we lead. A lot of what we do is attributed to the ability to motivate others; to inspire and lead the way. The art of persuasion is pretty handy tool, too. But it all starts with trust. We […]

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What Places Some Leaders at an Astounding Advantage?

Some Leaders Have an Amazing Advantage  We all know the importance of technical expertise, extensive experience, and cognitive aptitude. Most of us share the adage that leadership is ‘getting someone else to do something we want done because he wants to do it’. As leaders, we’re dealing with complex situations and… we’re dealing with people. […]

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