From the category archives:

Attitude

Pay it Forward

April 17, 2014
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Pay it forward. The phrase alone makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it? We love it when the car in front of us at the Starbucks drive through “pays it forward” by paying for our cup of coffee, and we, in turn, pay it forward by buying a cup for the car […]

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How to Identify and Develop Your Hi-Po Employees

April 10, 2014
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Quit worrying about finding the smartest people. Stop searching for the perfect employees – the ones who have it all figured out, can work unsupervised, and demand little time and attention.

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6 Characteristics of Passionate Employees

April 4, 2014
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Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it up to us to create it?

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7 Ways to Make Positivity a Habit

March 30, 2014
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For some reason, positivity often gets a bad rap. In television and film, overly positive people are portrayed as airheads who are clueless as to what’s really going on. A great story around the office is usually one that gets the most laughs by vilifying the boss or rehashing an epic failure. It’s much easier to think of […]

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Toddler Rules for Negotiating with Your Leader

March 13, 2014
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Sometimes our efforts to negotiate with our leader lead us feeling about as fruitless and frustrated as the adorable toddler in this viral video.

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Are You Weary?

March 10, 2014
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It’s Monday! Hopefully you’re back at the office and feeling refreshed from an exciting or relaxing weekend. But take a moment and think what you have in store for the week ahead. How do you think you will feel by Friday – tired but fulfilled from a challenging and productive week, or just…tired?

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Want Trust? 5 Things to Stop Doing

March 3, 2014
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Trust… it’s difficult to define and impossible to force. Building trust with others is the foundation of success. Trust glues marriages together, bonds friends for life, builds partnerships and connects business men and women. Trust between a leader and a follower impacts lives.

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3 Ways Your Words Matter

February 20, 2014
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Train says it best in the lyrics of the song, “Words:” Words, they’ll try to shake you, don’t let them break you or stop your world from turning. When words keep you from feeling good, use them as firewood and let them burn.

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Check Your Ego, Please!

February 17, 2014
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Last Sunday evening I was watching the Olympics figure skating team event when Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko stepped onto the ice. Evgeni is known as his country’s greatest male figure skater, and this is his fourth Olympics. As Evgeni performed, one of the commentators said something that caught my attention. She said that Evgeni […]

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Four Myths of Self-Accountability

December 15, 2013
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M y work with leaders inside all sorts of different companies has taught me that regardless of the company’s size or industry or age, most face the same few challenges. One of those common challenges is self-accountability. It’s easy to talk about how we should hold ourselves accountable, but sometimes we’re a bit more reluctant […]

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