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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

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

"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

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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The Value of Emotional Intelligence

"According to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report emotional intelligence will be one of the top 10 sought after job skills in 2020." Emotional Intelligence is a valuable job skill; it doesn't matter what job, and in many cases even surpassing...

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The High Cost of Bad Managers

According to several polls, over 50% of employees who quit their jobs cite the manager as the reason. People join an organization for several reasons, such as company culture, career opportunities, compensation, the mission of the organization and its reputation....

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Book Summary: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

When Kathleen O'Grady, Founder and CEO of Raleigh Coaching, suggested that I read this book, I could tell that she was excited for me to do so...and for good reason. Coelho's book was written 25 years ago and is just as relevant today. The Alchemist is a story about a...

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The Power of Purpose

Building a Strong Business Foundation One of the most memorable experiences I had during my corporate years was doing consulting work with a non-profit organization as part of a management development program. My cohort was asked to bring our experience and skills to...

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Put Your (Six) Thinking Caps On

There are many methodologies to choose from to help us think differently, but one of my favorites is Six Thinking Hats. Developed by Edward de Bono, a pioneer in brain training and lateral thinking, Six Thinking Hats is a deceivingly simple and highly practical tool...

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