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Effective Employee Retention Strategies

Effective Employee Retention Strategies

There is ongoing discourse in all sectors (public, private, healthcare and non-profit) regarding the need for retaining talented employees. And there is consistent agreement that doing so can be more difficult and challenging than hiring them. The retention of good...

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Addressing Your Fear of Conflict

Addressing Your Fear of Conflict

I thought that this topic might be timely, in part because I have had an unusually high number of conversations recently with clients, friends, family members, and others regarding handling conflict and having difficult conversations. A few years ago, we posted a blog...

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Managers as Coaches (Part 2). Some Solutions!

Managers as Coaches (Part 2). Some Solutions!

While being the solver of all problems might be effective and efficient in achieving results for a manager in the short term, in the long run it creates a weaker team through learned helplessness. Too many organizations are unable to function when the boss isn’t there...

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Book Summary: “Transitions” by William Bridges

Book Summary: “Transitions” by William Bridges

I appreciate the saying by the great American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson that “Not in his goals but in his transitions man is great.” So, I was excited when my friend Derek Noether suggested the book Transitions, because we all deal with many changes in...

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Decision-Making and the Power of Action

Decision-Making and the Power of Action

Have you heard it said that "if you do not make a decision, you have still made one"? One of the keys to great leadership is the ability to make clear decisions in a timely manner. Not to do so causes confusion in the ranks and leaves forward motion to flounder. It's...

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How Grown-Ups Learn

How Grown-Ups Learn

There are 7 key principles in adult learning and we want to help you understand them and their importance...not only regarding the learning itself, but also to the long-term retention of information. There are 7 key principles regarding adult learning theory that are...

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Integrity is Everything

Integrity is Everything

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." ~ Abraham Lincoln Recently, we looked at credibility, which is critical for developing relationships, especially relationships that matter. In the book Crucial...

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The Importance of Establishing Credibility

The Importance of Establishing Credibility

A challenge with this topic is to put credibility into something understandable or, better yet, something tangible. Also, how to properly capture the importance of credibility and the results that can be achieved when it's developed? The dictionary definition of...

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