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For Leaders, Relationships are Key at Work

I deal with business owners, C-level leaders, and mid-level managers nearly every day, and a too-common challenge I see is that many view employees more as objects and as a means to an end than as people. More as tools to be directed, managed, and coordinated than...

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Employee Engagement: Having a Great Day at Work

Think about the last time you had a great day at work. What made it great? I like to think that when you have a great day at work, then you've had an engaged day at work. Studies and surveys show, however, that in the U.S., employee engagement is low; with only about...

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A “Formula” to Change Your Life

Ok, are you ready for a bit of a "deep dive"? I want to take you beyond the go-go-go of your day-to-day life and have you step back from the seemingly endless items on your to-do list (at home or work) ...at least for a few minutes. It is so easy to get caught up in...

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11 Commandments for an Enthusiastic Team

In cleaning out some old files, I came across a single sheet of paper with a typed list entitled "11 Commandments for an Enthusiastic Team." I couldn't recall its source, but a Google search led me to a book by Ian Percy of the same name (subtitled...

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Moral Leadership

Fortune magazine, in their September 15, 2017 issue, published an article by Dov Seidman entitled "Four Pillars of Moral Leadership." It is based on the guiding precept that while the rules of engagement in business seem to be ever-changing, there are basic...

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8 Leadership Resolutions for 2018

A recent article that caught my eye is entitled "8 Resolutions on the CEOs Desk" from the Korn Ferry Institute. Some of the ideas are new, and some are familiar, but what is most important is recognizing that CEOs and senior leaders can best drive the...

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An Exercise to Help Start the New Year Off Right

I wanted to share with you a practice that I began many years ago that is invaluable to me. I'm a staunch believer in setting goals, actively working on them, and monitoring my progress. And this is a perfect time of year to establish or refresh your goals (if you...

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Executing on Growth with an MOS

One plus one, does not always equal two. The truth is that, as your organization grows and adds staff, operations become exponentially more complex. Let's take a look at how to help address some of those challenges. When business owners or leaders drive for...

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Fostering Accountability

As a supplement to our post entitled Creating a Culture of Accountability from February, here are some thoughts that should help when you are attempting to foster accountability. Strive for clarity in five areas: 1. Clear expectations. The first step is to be crystal...

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