Does your workplace bring out the best?

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Here’s the workplace fix According to US and global Gallup polls about 89% of workers don’t feel that they can be their best at work and 70 % are not engaged at work.  What this means is that an overwhelming majority of the workforce is not involved in or committed to their work while about…

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Employee behavior hacks that work

Why a Crucial Conversation is the Answer If you are a leader and have the responsibility of coordinating a team or a department or even a group of volunteers, I bet you have someone in the group who is a challenge… maybe they show up late and leave early-repeatedly maybe they are bossy and no…

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Crucial Conversations with Employees

What to Do When that Employee isn’t Working Out You have someone working for you and it’s not going well. He isn’t doing his job. She is making a lot of mistakes. Maybe they aren’t even showing up. It could be a full-time employee, a part time employee or someone who you contract with occasionally.  Maybe…

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3 ways to develop leadership skills in children

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Children and Leadership Business leaders today tell us that in the name of creating a generation of children with high self esteem, we’ve created a generation of young adults who believe in themselves but who can’t seem to finish a degree or keep a job. Participation trophies for showing up and endless affirmations of “good…

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3 ways to be a hero in your career

Characteristics of a Hero A school where I was doing some training had an inspirational quote on the wall in one of the classrooms. It said, “Be the hero in your own story.”  I loved the message and it got me thinking… What does it look like to be a hero?   And how does that…

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Personality Styles and Successful Relationships

Understanding Personality Can Be Key Sometimes soft skills are hard and understanding personality style can make the difference between success and failure in relationships. Here are some examples: You are a supervisor of a small department and one person in particular… drives you insane.  You just cannot understand how to communicate with her. Her attention…

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