Monthly Archives: June 2012

Leadership Training Video for Self-Paced Learning

We’ve noticed “self-paced learning” is one of the most frequently used search terms to find our video trainings. Makes sense. We’re all busy and open to learning at different times of day or night, depending on how much work we have … Continue reading

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Freedom a Fundamental Blessing Based on Interdependence

by Lee Ellis As a former POW in Vietnam, I know what it’s like to lose your freedom.  For more than five years, my comrades and I were locked in dark, dusty cells, with no contact with the outside world. In … Continue reading

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Increase Effective Communication Skills the Old-Fashioned Way

Texting and emailing save us a lot of time but they also have replaced conversation and the ability to build strong relationships. We connect yet remain unconnected. We edit ourselves and have one way communication that is efficient, except when we want to innovate or influence … Continue reading

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Creating Clarity to Boost Performance

by Holly Green What is the ONE thing that gets in the way of your ability to execute? I work with hundreds of CEOs and business owners who are deeply concerned about a lack of execution and consider it to be one of … Continue reading

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Communication Beyond Texting and Email Creates Trust

“No more evasive answers. No more coy innuendos…” (Spoof on an Apple gadget and the perfect relationship) by Lois Zachary I spend a lot of time talking and writing about the need for good conversation. I see it as the … Continue reading

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How Good People Skills Boost Business Performance

Here are some great stats on how engaged employees fuel an organization’s business performance: Companies with strong talent practices outperformed their peer group, earning 22% higher shareholder returns. (McKinsey) Good people practices can increase a company’s value by as much as … Continue reading

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Positive Recognition Simple But Effective Tips

by Marshall Goldsmith One of my clients taught me a simple, yet effective system for getting better at providing positive recognition. The first year I reviewed this executive’s 360-degree feedback report (feedback from his direct reports and co-workers), he scored … Continue reading

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Turn Managers into Empowering Coaches

Did you know that employees who work for a dis-engaged manager are four times as likely to be dis-engaged?  We already have a workforce where as much as 75% of the workforce is dis-engaged.  On top of that, DDI, a … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Approach Today Breeds Stagnation

by Timothy R. Clark Does it do any good to idly yearn to be engaged–to wait expectantly for the organization to engage you? Sure. Just expect to wait a long time. One of the keys to employee engagement is to … Continue reading

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Bad Decision-Making Caused by the Familiar

by Holly Green Not long ago, Car and Driver Magazine conducted a test to compare normal driver braking times against “impaired” braking conditions, such as drinking, texting, or checking email while driving. The test involved a driver going 70 miles … Continue reading

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