Category Archives: The Extraordinary You

Information, techniques, and strategies to being out the “Extraordinary You” in yourself and others.

How to Go With the Flow and Engage Your Team

Superior teams—teams where employees are excited and engaged—know how to go with the flow. The flow we’re talking about is not mindless, carefree moments of allowing oneself to be pulled or pushed by circumstances like a piece of paper being … Continue reading

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Junk Pile Management: How Leaders Can Engage Employees

We’re going to ask you to ‘fix’ something in your work environment in this blogcast. It will require your getting all of your folks involved, at all levels. It’s the kind of workplace improvement that’ll reap incredible rewards: improve morale, … Continue reading

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How to Beat Procrastination: The 10-Minute Jump Start

Do not put this technique off until tomorrow! (We’re messing with you)! Seriously, procrastination is a self-defeating habit that can literally destroy careers and decimate your bottom line. We have found that most man­agers and supervisors perpetuate a pattern of … Continue reading

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From Bitter to Better: How to Let Go of the Past and Be a Better Leader

This developmental activity is a must for every leader! Reflect on your past and choose  two to three rocky interpersonal relationships — preferably related to work (i.e., relationship with a boss or co-worker, a stolen idea, a failed project, a … Continue reading

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Calisthenics for Change: How to Be a Leader Ready for Change

Flexibility, a willingness to manage chaos, a healthy acceptance for ambiguity, and an uncanny ability to manage multiple priorities are key prerequisites for dealing effectively with rapidly-changing corporate realities. Does that pretty much describe today’s global marketplace? We believe you’ll … Continue reading

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Acknowledge Shining Moments to Engage Employees

Organize corporate bragging sessions. Provide an up-beat forum for employees at all levels to share war stories and brag about how successful their units (departments, divisions, field operations, cross-functional teams) were in meeting and/or exceeding defined objectives. There is a … Continue reading

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Happy Employees Are Productive Employees

Conventional wisdom tells us that if we work hard, find the right job, achieve a high enough income, fill the perfect home with plenty of things, and lose those ten extra pounds we will be happy. Well, here’s the thing. … Continue reading

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