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Courage, Empowerment or Bravery—What’s the Difference?

by Sandra Ford Walston People have frequently asked me, “Is courage the same as empowerment and bravery?” I don’t think so. Here is how I believe these vitally important concepts are distinctly different. Courage is an internal process. It occurs … Continue reading

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Are your people afraid? How to minimize fear and maximize trust

by Judith E. Glaser Are your people afraid? I’m not asking if you are a bully or a bad boss, or about the fear about being punished for a well-thought-out plan or product launch that fails. I’m talking about something … Continue reading

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How to Become More Influential

We all love to hear ourselves talk. Our brains actually light up and we feel good. But, if  we are blinded by our own thoughts, we’re not leaving room for others to contribute. They turn off. Think how this affects “how deals … Continue reading

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Three Ways Our Communication Triggers Emotions, Good or Bad

by Judith E. Glaser Conversations are the source of energy that transcends doldrums, the power that launches transformational products, and the golden threads that create trust. Conversations are the way we connect, engage, navigate, and transform the world with others. Awareness … Continue reading

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Is Your Communication Style Draining Your Team’s Energy?

By Judith E. Glaser We are all familiar with the “chemistry” factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor; now we are learning that such insights are more than metaphor— they are reality! Positive comments and conversations provide a temporary … Continue reading

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The Power of Language to Shape the Workplace

Conversational Intelligence + The Neuroscience of Conversations For the past 20 years, new discoveries at neuroscience research centers have been revealing new and healthy ways to handle negative emotions. Since conventional wisdom suggests that it’s better to not to discuss … Continue reading

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Emotions – Navigating Pleasure or Pain in the Workplace

by Judith E. Glaser Truth Be Told—About Our Brains and Relationships The Creating WE Institute has discovered that we have two types of reactions in conversations—one causes us pleasure – and opens our brain, and one causes us pain and … Continue reading

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Four Fundamental Leadership Traits to Gain Competitive Advantage

By Lee Ellis In Patrick Lencioni’s latest book,  The Advantage, he points out that in today’s competitive world a healthy organization is likely to be the greatest competitive advantage you can have. He’s right, so what exactly does that look like? … Continue reading

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How Leaders Become Change Warriors and not Change Worriers

By Judith Glaser and Joe Bonito If you are entrusted with making change happen, think about what it takes to get to the actual essence of facilitating change. When successful change occurs, those involved feel like authors of change not … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

by Helen Whelan Here’s a question.  If you could earn 10% more than what you earn now but had to work for the boss described on the left, would you?  Or, would you want to work for the leader on the … Continue reading

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