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Happy Employees, Happy Customers: 5 Ingredients for Success

Hats Off to Organizations with Happy Employees: 5 Ingredients for Success Just like anything in our personal lives, when we’re happy – it tends to pepper the lives of those we’re closest to. Same thing applies in the workplace. When our employees are happy, it spills over to our customers. Our customers see it. They […]

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How to Avoid the 10 Top Habits of Unlikable People

 Top 10 Habits ….of Unlikable People It’s so easy to identify them. Even if they are hard workers or fiercely loyal, there is just something about them…albeit obvious or maybe something we can’t quite put a finger on. Whatever the case, they’ve managed their way into the category of being unlikable. According to Bradberry (2017), […]

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Tips from Treasure: Speak so that People Will Listen

How to Speak So That People Want to Listen Powerful speaking. It’s a skill every leader needs. But it’s also a trait that many fall short of. Actually, effective communication – the type of communication where people will actually listen – is a trait that many people struggle with. After all, lots of misunderstandings stem […]

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How Come Women Aren’t Speaking Up?

Our Leaders, Executives, Speakers…. How Come Women Aren’t Speaking Up? It’s not for a lack of female leaders, executives, or speakers. Yes, of course we all know what Jones (2017) refers to as the heavy-hitters – the really famous women we either know or know about. But what about the women in our own organizations […]

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Your Business is a Gold Mine

Your Business is a Gold Mine   ~~I wanted to remind you of the power of you hold~~   What I find so impressive about our little group here is the fact that I know many of you. I know how powerful your leadership is – to your people, to your organizations, and to the […]

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Attention Leaders: How to Spot a Liar

The Art of Skillful Conversations: Spotting a Liar  Did you know that the art of effective conversations involve participating in the process (I mean on the receiving end) of lying. In other words, when we grasp the tools to spot liars, we can better arm ourselves to avoid involuntarily participating those tough conversations that just […]

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Our Managers: 4 Tips for Those Struggling to Adopt a Coaching Mindset

Our Managers: 4 Tips for Those Struggling to Adopt a Coaching Mindset I am confident that most of you recognize the importance of integrating a coaching culture in your workplace. While the concept isn’t anything new, successfully integration and consistent practice has proven to still be a bit of a challenge to lots of organizational […]

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Teamwork: Weak Link Transmitting More Power Than We Could Ever Imagine

One Weak Link Could Create Impact  More Than We Could Ever Imagine   Teams can be such powerful forces behind a company’s success. Especially when we’re working on a major project, the strength of a few or several key executives working toward our common goal can be astounding. When we’ve got a team member who […]

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Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek How Great Leaders Inspire Action As leaders, most of us are also advocates of continuous development. How is it that some leaders seem to be so much more inspirational than others? I can confidently posit that we all share a very common theme: we want results. While we also expect results, it’s up […]

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Are You a Giver? Or a Taker?

Are You a Giver or a Taker? The world is filled with people that are givers and takers. The workplace is full of both. From our own workforce, we know full well which executives, which direct reports, and usually which front line workers are givers or takers. What’s more – it’s pretty darn easy to […]

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Did He Blow It? Coaching Our Executives through Difficult Conversations

Coaching Our Executives: Transforming Difficult Conversations We experience them at home. In the boardroom. At parent/teacher meetings. Difficult conversations are par for the course. They are simply part of life. What’s more – stress in the workplace is inevitable. Conflict and/or difficult conversations are to be expected when we’re dealing with an unexpected influx of […]

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Tips for Profit Optimization

Leadership Also Means Commitment to Profit Optimization Many, if not most leaders are interested in continuous improvement. After all, the key to organizational success starts and ends with good, solid, and strong leadership. But truth be told, we want results. We expect results. All organizations go through a life-cycle and as leaders, we are well […]

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In a World that Loves Extroverts: Powerful Considerations for Our Introvert Leaders

Timely Considerations for Our Introvert Leaders How many extroverts here in our forum? I’d be willing to bet we’ve got a lot of leaders here to are gregarious by nature, who thrive being in the spotlight. After all, it’s a very admiral quality in leaders. Most organizations seem to prefer hiring people who exude extrovert […]

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Why Did You Choose That Color?

Why Did You Choose That Color? I wanted to start off with something kind of funny. It’s what I used to use when I was teaching business communication courses at the university. The underlined word is intended to convey emphasis, but pretend like someone is asking you the same question with emphasis on any of […]

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Guaranteed Growth? Starts with Leadership, but Results Drive it Home

Sustainable Growth Starts with Leadership  But Guaranteed? It all points back to us. I am a firm believer that an organizations success is largely dependent upon leadership. I mean leadership is every sense of the word. From the practices our front line workers demonstrate to how successful we are with mergers and acquisitions. Effectual strategy […]

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Leadership Development Topping 2017 Objectives?

Since Leadership Development Tops Plans for 2017… I thought I’d throw in tidbits to help those of you interested in continuous leadership development. I hope and I invite other leadership practitioners here in our virtual forum to jump in and share 🙂 Did you know that according to a recent study at the Stanford Graduate School […]

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We Retain It and Enjoy It…. When We’re Right

When We Enjoy It …and When We’re Right I remember way back in the day – my first management consulting position. My boss was a good guy. He meant well. Nobody trained him to be a leader, so his motives were likely based on what he genuinely thought would work. I do believe he meant […]

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Starting to Notice a Lack of Leadership Talent?

Lacking Leadership Talent?  With the continuous and rapid speed of changing technology matched with all that comes with it – our contemporary organizations are facing amazing opportunities. Literally! In the same breath, we’re also realizing that it takes a lot to keep up with all of this. Talent acquisition and retention has been a challenge […]

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Productivity Taking a Dip? Five Top Areas We Ought to Consider

 Five Top Areas We Ought to Consider …. When Productivity Takes a Dip Consistently strong productivity is so valued. As leaders, we are certainly worthy of a solid pat on the back when we have achieved a workplace where productivity isn’t a concern. Truth be told, just like any other function within an organizations structure and […]

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Evaluate the Trainer Before Committing to the Next One

Tips for Evaluating Your Next Trainer Most organizations provide professional development and supplemental training for management and leadership (and hopefully employees). In my line of work, I’m oftentimes called upon to assess or appraise such events. In essence, I’m there to evaluate the trainer. My oh my, it can be such an interesting process! Not […]

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Capitalize on What Comes Naturally and See How Much Easier Life Becomes

Capitalize on What Comes Naturally  … It Makes Life (and Work) So Much Easier! We all know that we tend to thrive when we’re working in a position that we love. We’re going to do better work. Our productivity proves it. We are much more likely to want to pull ourselves out of that comfy […]

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Tips for Building High Performance Work Teams

Building High Performance Work Teams is Half the Battle                     Sustaining Them is Just as Important It’s interesting, if you really think about it, the fact that so many roles we serve rely on a handful of fundamental qualities. That’s the good news. Forkman (2016) has illustrated […]

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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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