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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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The One Leadership Skill That Will Turbocharge Employee Performance

by Judith E. Glaser Through advances in neuroscience, we can now see inside of the brains and minds of people who are experiencing different emotions. What astounds scientists is the dramatically different “brain landscape” for people who are in fear … Continue reading

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How Are You Managing Video Viewing at Work?

Research firm Harris Interactive asked over 200 workers at different companies what kinds of videos they watched at work. The employees said they spent about 18 minutes a week watching video. About a third of that time was spent watching … Continue reading

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Bumping a High Performer into Management

You know the scenario. Very competent high performer is bumped up into management. This new manager, Sue, has knocked it out of the ballpark with her sales performance. Now, the boss wants her to lead a team, hoping she will be able … Continue reading

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Managers and The Potted Plant Syndrome

There was a boss who complained that everyone around him was a “potted plant.”  He couldn’t understand why his managers wouldn’t take charge of an idea or come up with solutions. In his management meetings, if a manager suggested how to handle … Continue reading

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You’re Not in Camelot

The good news: the economy is improving. Bad news: those employees you expected to stay are now looking to jump ship. They are four times as likely to be dis-engaged if their direct supervisor or manager is dis-engaged. In a recent … Continue reading

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Tribal Leadership: Are You Stuck?

In a recent conversation with the Chief Learning Officer at Vistage, I learned about Dave Logan, the author of Tribal Leadership.  I watched Logan’s entertaining video that explains his book and the five tribes or groups we belong to in our organizations: Logan’s video … Continue reading

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Rising Harassment of Muslim Workers

Employees throwing blood, meat and bones or calling Muslim workers “camel jockey” are just some of the growing workplace discrimination practices reported on by the New York Times. The NY Times says that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has … Continue reading

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How to Create and Maintain a Positive Attitude

Success is an Attitude! Meeting opener DVD Wisdom of Winning Teams  Check out our newest online video training on Effective Communication Skills.  LinkedIn is often thought of as a gold-mine for making contacts in the world of business. We found it’s also great … Continue reading

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The Gap in Leadership Development

Executive coach and best -selling author Marshall Goldsmith says, “If you ask the customers of business schools—today’s corporations—what their biggest critique is, they will tell you they want more focus on people, team building and interpersonal skills, and less training of … Continue reading

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