Does your workplace bring out the best?

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Here’s the workplace fix According to US and global Gallup polls about 89% of workers don’t feel that they can be their best at work and 70 % are not engaged at work.  What this means is that an overwhelming majority of the workforce is not involved in or committed to their work while about…

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Employee behavior hacks that work

Why a Crucial Conversation is the Answer If you are a leader and have the responsibility of coordinating a team or a department or even a group of volunteers, I bet you have someone in the group who is a challenge… maybe they show up late and leave early-repeatedly maybe they are bossy and no…

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Crucial Conversations with Employees

What to Do When that Employee isn’t Working Out You have someone working for you and it’s not going well. He isn’t doing his job. She is making a lot of mistakes. Maybe they aren’t even showing up. It could be a full-time employee, a part time employee or someone who you contract with occasionally.  Maybe…

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3 ways to be a hero in your career

Characteristics of a Hero A school where I was doing some training had an inspirational quote on the wall in one of the classrooms. It said, “Be the hero in your own story.”  I loved the message and it got me thinking… What does it look like to be a hero?   And how does that…

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Personality Styles and Successful Relationships

Understanding Personality Can Be Key Sometimes soft skills are hard and understanding personality style can make the difference between success and failure in relationships. Here are some examples: You are a supervisor of a small department and one person in particular… drives you insane.  You just cannot understand how to communicate with her. Her attention…

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Got a question?

Here’s how to ask it to maximize your results In a previous post, I revealed the secret to getting what you want in life… Spoiler alert: simply ask for it. If asking for what you want is so easy, why don’t more people do it?  How hard can it be to ask a question?  Turns…

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Five ways to set goals that work

The secret to successful goals It’s that time of year again when lots of people are talking about making resolutions, setting an intention and creating goals for the new year.  Wonder what most people want to change?  Tied for the top three spots at 37% are: eat healthier, exercise and save more money.  Interestingly 32%…

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Forget about goals, do this instead

Forget about goals, do this instead If you set goals for this year, there’s a good chance that they will will fall into one of these categories: health, finances, relationships or job/business.  How do I know?  Aside from the fact that I spend a lot of time talking with people about their goals, here are…

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Are you a boss or a leader?

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Are you a boss or a leader? Lots of the clients that I work with supervise others.   Principals guide their schools. Teachers manage their students.  Managers direct workers.   Owners of businesses supervise their employees. Here’s an important question for anyone in any of these roles:  Are you a boss or a leader? A boss…

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5 things leaders do differently

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5 Things Great Leaders Do Differently Great leaders don’t just lead others well. They begin by leading themselves well and then go on to teach and inspire others to do the same. Whether you are a solopreneur or  a team leader, the success of your business depends on leading yourself well first. You are a…

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