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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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Selective Listening and How it Can Derail Our Business

by Judith E. Glaser Try to recall a recent situation when you were a listener. It may have been a speech delivered by an executive, a discussion with a subordinate or an explanation from a peer. Did you listen to … Continue reading

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Are Your Best Managers Hiding in Plain Sight?

by Helen Whelan Over 80 % of the managers in companies aren’t cut out to be managers.  That’s according to several Gallup studies of hundreds of organizations, 27 million employees and more than 2.5 million work units over the past … Continue reading

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How Leaders Can Create Positive Attitude

by Karlin Sloan Employed people ages 25 to 54 spend an average of 8.8 hours working each day, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Because of this large time commitment, the workplace is much more than an office … Continue reading

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Are You Sailing Without a Rudder?

Starting a career in management can seem like it’s all about giving orders or telling people what to do. Then, as we get more experience and become more knowledgeable about running a business, we can think the juice comes from … Continue reading

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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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Self Management Skills for Frustrated Bosses

Have you ever worked for a screamer? The kind of boss that makes you cringe and want to hide. The sheer velocity freezes you, making you immobile to accomplish what he is so frustrated that you haven’t accomplished?  Recently, the WSJ … 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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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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How to Turn on Motivation in Disengaged Employees

Like him or hate him, Tony Robbins has come up with six motivators that dominate our human needs. CBS profiled these and we believe they’re similar to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Know and use these six motivators to … Continue reading

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