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4 Ways to Boost Your Listening Skills

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus quotes (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135) Managers often think they’re good at listening but if you ask their staff, … Continue reading

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Here’s the Scoop on Building and Managing a Great Team

When Ben & Jerry launched their ice cream company, they had a big problem. Ben Cohen had a diminished sense of smell and taste.  Jerry could have taken a dismissive attitude and ignored Ben. Hey, the pressure was on, they … 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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Video stories, better for learning than charades

Do you sometimes feel like you’re playing charades when you’re teaching? You’re hoping  participants get what you’re trying to teach. You talk, show a slide, ask questions and hope you narrow the gap for mis-communication.  You could be teaching a leadership … Continue reading

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Winning a Jack Welch HR Gossip Assessment

“With typical candor and color, Jack Welch said, ‘We always had one hell-of-ah gossip session after every meeting.’ I’ve heard of the meeting before the meeting to organize and plan outcomes. But I’d never heard of the meeting after the … Continue reading

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What does debt-ceiling brinkmanship have to do with team building?

Sometimes we learn more from bad behavior; it teaches us what not to do. That has been the case with the fight over the debt ceiling. There are oodles of leadership and team lessons as a result of watching the “team of government” … Continue reading

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