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Thursday, September 22, 2016
In traditional meetings, leaders often dictate the goal or problem to be solved and set the strategy and meeting agenda accordingly. But having the wrong focus can waste the group’s time,...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
“Hard experience has taught me that real leadership is about understanding you first, and then using that to create a superb organization.”  —D. Michael Abrashoff, It’s Your Ship What...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Can managers teach “old-fashioned professionalism” to today’s young talent? Yes. But there are few things they need to keep in mind. For starters, most first-time employees are coming to...
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Jocelyne led a team of software developers who knew each other quite well and had worked together for years. Some group members were extroverted, while others were less so. Todd, a...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Today’s young workforce is smart, tech savvy, and quick to stretch their ideas. So why do so many managers say these same employees have a hard time thinking on their feet? One experienced...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Another great way to grow as a strategic thinker is to spend time with other strategic thinkers and see how they navigate different situations and plan their day in advance. In my monthly...
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Change has a bum rap. For many of us, change is stressful, scary, or just plain unpleasant. What if change isn’t the problem? We may not be able to control whether we experience change, but...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. In fact, TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
We have come a long way from the old analogy that an organization is like a bicycle: one executive steers while everyone else pedals as fast as they can. That type of outdated thinking was...
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Monday, June 29, 2015
I just finished reading The Boys in the Boat, a fantastic underdog story about the University of Washington’s Crew Team and their quest to win Gold at Nazi Germany’s 1936 Berlin Olympic...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
When we, as managers, delegate decision-making authority, we don’t delegate accountability. And just one bad decision, in the face of uncertainty, can destroy so much value.  This...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Do you work in a sad office?  A sad office often resembles your worst school nightmare: a playground brimming with bullies, liars, cowards, rude, selfish individuals, backstabbers, suck-ups...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
“Willful blindness” is a legal term that means there is information that you could and should know, but have elected not to know. The term’s deliberate indifference or contrived ignorance...
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Monday, February 9, 2015
Do you think that if you were doing something that was lowering your intelligence you would stop doing it?  Good Common Sense  Hmm, well the evidence suggests that we don’t necessarily...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
According to a Cornerstone On Demand survey, nearly 60 percent of managers indicate they never received management training. Moreover, one in four managers indicate they were unprepared for...
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Bottom line We need to keep our organizations alive so that we can all support our families and ourselves. Driving innovation from millennials is a challenging task, but one in which...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
High-potential productive performers are all the rave these days. Like a young adult looking to own the latest pair of sneakers, leaders are looking for the powerhouse...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Recent breakthroughs in the understanding of top performance and the neuroscience of learning have provided innovative approaches for developing the workforce. Who you are and how you...
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