Category Archives: leadership

How to Get Your Employees Addicted to Performing Well

The Neurochemistry of Motivation By Judith E. Glaser Employee Question: I work better in environments when my superiors are supportive and give praise for a job well done, and are also understanding when things go wrong. I wonder, is there … Continue reading

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Successful Failures: When We Want to Succeed but Can’t

by Craig Forman We all want to succeed. So, one of the trickiest decisions in business is knowing when to ‘pull the plug’ on a failing initiative. With so much at stake (employee careers, investor expectations, client needs – to … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Have a Difficult Conversation That Leads to Action

by Judith E. Glaser Hiding behind email, texting or “sandwiching” tough feedback between compliments, won’t get your communication heard. Neither will “yell and tell!” Here are five ways to have those dreaded conversations that addresses fears, concerns and worries: Triggering: … Continue reading

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Simple Courage: Face the Facts for Behavior Change

by Sandra Ford Walston There is a direct correlation between your “courage quotient” and your “success quotient.” When you begin to live in the present you recognize when you are selling your soul. For example, people assume that finding a … Continue reading

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Howard Schultz’s Connection and Leadership

Howard Schultz is featured on the cover of Time and, as usual, he talks and cares about much more than how Starbucks will make more money. (Although he goes into that too). Here’s a sampling from his interview: On how … Continue reading

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Saying “No” to Abuse—the First Time

by Sandra Ford Walston Experiencing abuse one time was simply enough for CEO Donna Cameron. “Sometimes, the most courageous thing we can do is leave a toxic workplace or stand up and say, ‘this is who I am, and if that … Continue reading

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Good Leaders Find Clarity Without the Data

The internet has automated many tasks to make our lives easier. Scheduling, communication, now “Robo-investing” where computing helps to automatically re-balance our financial portfolios to hit our financial targets.  But, one thing that can’t be automated is good decision-making. This video of … Continue reading

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Ouch! Why Those Precious Few Engaged Workers Leave

​The latest Gallup poll ​ (October 2013)​ on the State of the Global workplace show​s only 13% of the ​worldwide ​workforce is engaged.​ (The U.S. and Canada has the highest number of engaged workers: 29%.)​  ​ ​” The bulk of … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Video Training Library

It really is that easy. We’ve just added hundreds of new training videos and short video case-studies for trainers and educators to use to teach leadership skills, change management, HR skills, harassment  and more. Do you want to stream a video on your … Continue reading

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Leadership Turnover, Faulty Planning & Value Destruction

By Peter Thies There are a lot of CEOs without jobs. Companies are turning over their CEOs at the fastest clip since the recession, according to executive search firm Spencer Stuart.  CEO tenure has dropped to 4.8 years, according to … Continue reading

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