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Leaders Explore Their Subconscious Mind to Find Hidden Truth

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Someone once told me, “A fundamental truth is that life moves towards pleasure and away from pain.” When I see leaders continue down a path they claim isn’t in their best interest, I ask myself, what’s the subconscious reward they are receiving?  In the animal kingdom, it’s simple. Animals move towards pleasure and away from […]

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Building Effective Leaders and Teams in the Workplace

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I recently re-read the book How Successful People Lead, by John C. Maxwell and The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni after having a particularly challenging experience collaborating with an executive team. What should have been a straight-forward operations assessment and recommendation project turned into a walk through a political minefield. Every step […]

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How to Improve Employee Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a catch phrase that is thrown around in leadership circles and generally means you have the ability to emotionally understand yourself and others and manage social situations well. My personal bias is that successful leaders need to have strong EQ to be effective in managing employees and maximizing the people talent […]

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Are You Leading a Transactional or a Transformational Leadership Team?

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I find the word TEAM one of the most commonly used words in business, yet it is elusively defined. In any given organization, there are multiple groups of people arranged together called “a team.” Each member of the group comes with their own definition of what it means to be given a seat at the […]

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Prevent Turnover in Your Company by Mentoring in the Workplace

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When I reflect upon the roles I’ve held in my career and the aspects that gave me the most satisfaction, I can say without doubt that the opportunity to mentor young talent has been the highlight. We all have them: the employee who is young, eager, shows some innate promise, and is looking for mentoring […]

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Toxic Co-Workers and How to Handle Them

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Have you ever worked with an individual who reminded you of Pigpen from the Charlie Brown series, except instead of having a cloud of dirt following them around, drama followed? As a leader it’s easy to think that it must be your lack of management skills, communication skills, or leadership skills that are the problem. […]

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