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Developing Wisdom as a Leader: A Self-Directed Activity to be Extraordinary!

Catch Yourself … There’s an old management leadership book called the One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard. The key principle in the book encourages leaders to catch a person doing something right every day, and say something positive to reinforce … Continue reading

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Easy Employee Engagement Tip: Replace Talk With Action

Today’s marketplace requires more action than ever from managers and their teams who want to remain competitive in a global economy. We don’t have to tell you that many business decisions are not for the faint of heart. Even the … 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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