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Acceptance of Differences To Resolve Conflict

“Your brain is like velcro for negative experiences and teflon for positive ones.” (Hansen, Mendius). As terrible as it sounds, it’s true. And as a leader, this is something that deserves your careful attention especially during...

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Practicing Effective Self-Management In 2021

  I chose self-management as the theme to close out the year because COVID 19 has tested every leader globally. Leaders of for profit, nonprofit and faith based organizations! And when things go awry, we can find ourselves thrown off our...

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Self Management and Self-Awareness

  Continuing with the BLOG theme of self-management, leadership self-awareness is a critical leadership competency to possess. What is self-awareness? “Self-awareness is an honest understanding of your own values, desires, thought...

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High Performing Employee Retention Pitfalls - Part II

This is Part 2 of a 2-part blog series. For Part 1, click here.  Retaining top talent is critically important to your business. On average, high performers are very productive and highly motivated. That performance gap increases as the...

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Defining and Selecting Your Top Talent

This month we are addressing the topic of employee turnover particularly for your high performing employees. Please know that turnover for all performance levels is costly to your business; from maintaining intellectual capital, customer...

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Leader Trust: Relatability and Acceptance

  Being relatable and being accepting of others are key competencies in building and maintaining trust with your team, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic. My blogs have been covering the topic of trust in the leadership context this...

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TRUST - The Foundation for Remote Working Relationships

Organizations don’t function effectively without trust. Success, even survival in your business is dependent on trust. It is for this reason that I’ve chosen Trust - The Foundation for Remote Working Relationships as this...

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The Value of Mindfulness & Meditation During COVID 19

To close out this month’s theme about the employee experience and mental well-being during the pandemic, we’ll explore meditation and mindfulness. Most likely you’re familiar with the concept of meditation. Perhaps mindfulness is...

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COVID 19 S.T.R.E.S.S. And Employee Mental Well-being?

  There are few things in society more pervasive than stress, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic. It is something experienced by most people yet has different origins and manifestations. What causes stress for your colleague may not even...

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Leadership Competencies To Lead Through COVID-19 And Beyond

I’m often asked, “Martha, are leaders born or made?” If you’ve been following my BLOG posts, you know that I firmly believe leaders are made and only after certain  key competencies have been identified, harnessed,...

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