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Emotional Intelligence And COVID 19 Pandemic

During these uncertain times in our world, you may ask why is emotional intelligence (EQ) important? EQ is being aware of and understanding the emotions you are feeling in the moment. Whether you are a business leader, a leader in your community, a...

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The 4 Building Blocks of Job Benchmarking

Every employer is dealing with the pain of a very tight labor market in the U.S. with our current unemployment rates at 3.6%. The lowest it has been in the U.S was in 1948 at 2.5%. The battle for talent is REAL. This makes it more difficult for...

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The Gift of Appreciation

To finish our blog series on leader gifts, I’ve chosen the act of showing appreciation. There’s so much to be thankful for going into this new decade. When we choose to demonstrate gratitude towards others, good things multiply! As you...

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The Season of Leadership Giving

To welcome December, I’d like to tie leadership with this month’s tradition of gift-giving. Why not give your team gifts that will make them feel understood and appreciated resulting in the added benefit of improved productivity?...

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Leading To The Individual

Your own self-awareness as a leader has been the topic for this month as you prepare for the annual performance appraisal process. We’ve covered the two key competencies of hiring the right people and active listening this month. Now,...

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Positive Self-Management During Crunch Time

We’ve spent time this month talking about how to manage others for a successful Q4. It’s also a great time to reflect upon what worked and what didn’t over the past year. Now we’ll wrap up this blog series with the competency...

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M.O.T.I.V.A.T.E. Your Team in Q4

Fall sports are all about team efforts and the best coaches know how to make good use of timeouts. Just like in a tight football game, your employees will be motivated during Q4, when you call a timeout to regroup and strategize. Let’s examine...

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STOP Office Gossip

Credibility and trust are key to effective leadership. Now that Q4 crunch time is upon us, don’t let the negativity of the rumor mill with your team get in the way of progress. The environment is ripe for gossip and rumors. Your employees...

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Increase Employee Accountability in Q4

Accountability is one of the hallmarks of a great leader and high performing employees. It’s difficult to instill accountability without an intentional, focused effort. Managers love holding their team accountable because it reduces stress on...

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Openness At Work And Trust

The majority of adults spend over 50% of their time at work and like it or not, our colleagues and boss are the people we interact with the most. This week we’ll explore openness as the third foundation of trusting professional relationships....

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