Category Archives: IN

What’s Honesty Got to Do with Business Performance?

It isn’t just brilliance, or hard work, or innovation that determines if a business is successful–although surely those factors help. No. The secret to optimal performance is…drumroll…honesty. Halley Bock, President and CEO of Fierce, Inc, recently wrote about why honesty … Continue reading

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Listening, the Best Tool for Problem-Solving?

by Helen Whelan Listening is one of those things that can look like it’s really easy and passive but it’s just the opposite. And, if you feel passionate about something or know “the answer,” it can be really hard to … Continue reading

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Personal Characteristics of Successful Leaders

by Marshall Goldsmith We wouldn’t drive backwards to get to our destination. Why do we think delving into the past will help us make the change needed to propel us forward?  There is a school of thought among psychologists that … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Keep Fear from Killing Innovation

by Holly Green It’s scary to think about giving up what made you or your organization successful for something that may or may not work. That’s the dilemma at the heart of change and innovation. It’s kind of like being … Continue reading

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Toxic Bosses: Can You Change Their Behavior?

Ever worked for a screamer? How about a passive-aggressive type or one that just hid in his/her office? Or, the high individual performer who kills the motivation of a team?   Robert Whipple, the CEO of Leadergrow which is a leadership development firm, … Continue reading

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Conversation Killers that Lead to Rampant Mistrust

by Lois Zachary Maria decided she had work to do. She identified ten behaviors to help her stay in good conversation. She reviewed them and, what’s more, she actually followed-through and got better at it. That is until….. Until she … Continue reading

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Ellen Pao and Husband Can’t “Let It Be”

The Ellen Pao lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins VC firm is juicy. They couldn’t have made up a script this good, even at  the Lifetime TV network!  You have a top drawer Silicon Valley VC firm accused of discriminating against an … Continue reading

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Managing Multiple Generations in the Workforce

by Holly Green I had one of those defining moments in life the other day. I went to the doctor for a minor ailment, and for the first time I noticed that the person wearing the stethoscope was younger than … Continue reading

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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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