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Patterns In the Workplace: How attachment style impacts our work relationships

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic

Research estimates that about 95% of our brain activity is unconscious. This includes habits, patterns, automatic body function, creativity, emotions, personality, beliefs and values, cognitive biases, and long-term memory.  Whew… that’s quite a list.  So to think that employees will behave in the workplace without bringing this level of unconscious bias to the workplace is […]

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Executive Productivity: Stress Management

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic

An executive’s ability to manage stress directly impacts their productivity. Executives experience stress and burnout higher than the average worker because of the fast pace nature of their role, the frequency and impact of decision making, and the isolative nature of their top management role. A normal stress response sends cortisol into the body and […]

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Reward-based Leadership vs Responsibility-based Leadership

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic

Recently I facilitated a leadership training class where we were reviewing Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Motive. The book breaks down two fundamental types of thinking leaders have about their role. Reward-based Leadership thinking revolves around individuals thinking they have earned the right to lead and enjoy all the trappings and status benefits of their leadership […]

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Accountability vs Micro-Managing

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic

Recently I had a conversation with a leader who challenged my perception on the difference between employee accountability and micro-managing. As a leader, often we need to walk the line between delegating work and getting caught in the weeds because of our personal challenges with giving up power and control. My paradigm has been that […]

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business process optimization

Are Your Paradigms Giving You the Results You Want?

Blogs by Assured Strategy Blogs by Keyne Petkovic Executive Tips Grow Your Business Team Building

I recently worked with an executive who struggled to feel like an included, equal member of the executive team. She had worked for the organization for over 5 years, yet her team perceived her as someone who did not exhibit the same level of engagement in the company’s  purpose as the other leaders. The feedback […]

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management coaching

Do You Have the Right Business Partner?

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic Executive Tips Grow Your Business Team Building

Throughout my career I experienced and witnessed a few great business partnerships, often between a visionary leader and a leader who was skilled at making that vision a reality. Unfortunately, more often then not, I witnessed business partnership dissolve over time, not because of competency or skill set issues, but mostly due to character traits […]

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