Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Own the Ugly: Four Ugly Conversations to Have with Your Team

The best gift you can give your team is to "own the ugly." To help your team have the tough conversations they're longing to...
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Staying the Leader You Must Be

It was a tough couple of weeks. The cocktail of challenges was impacting our performance. We needed stronger results...now. I didn't realize how much my stress...
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Winning When the Troops are Tired

"I'm so sorry," I whispered before he could even say hello. It was Sunday afternoon, and it was the third time I had to...
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7 Reasons Why You Won’t Hear the Truth

Your team decides what you can handle. Like parents protecting young children, they safeguard you and themselves. They anticipate tantrums, and work around them....

Is Your Bad Boss Actually ‘Killing You Slowly’?

Working for a bad boss may actually be killing you slowly.Hard to believe?In a massive 10-year study of 3,122 men, Swedish researchers found that...

New Book Teaches Influence & Persuasion Secrets

What are some easy ways you can persuade others, whether at work or at home?To many people, the word persuasion carries a negative connotation....
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Eyes are for Listening

I was watching a sports newscast some time ago, and the commentators were talking about a situation with a first-year coach in the NFL....
Elephant

Elephant in the Room? Three Reasons Not to Ignore It (Managerial Courage)

The workplace is filled with awkward situations that are hard to discuss.  Perhaps there’s been an unpleasant exchange between co-workers and there’s a lingering...
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Come Out of the Closet: Four Ways to Talk About Intuition at Work (Decision...

After 75 interviews with leaders, it’s clear. Leaders rely on intuition for decision-making in complex situations. Making decisions in the face of ambiguity and...
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