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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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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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Crunch Time Is Accountability Time

  The BLOG topic this month is “leading through year end crunch time”. The best method to manage your team’s performance is by giving immediate feedback. Therefore, the best way to effectively manage and monitor your...

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Leading Through Year End Crunch Time

      For many businesses, the end of the year means crunch time. This upcoming series of blogs will focus on the best ways to keep employees motivated and manage the chaos at the end of the year during this time of stress from...

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High Performing Employee Retention Pitfalls Part I

In my previous blogs this month, I discussed why retaining your high performers is essential to your business’s success. I believe it’s important to first explore why many employee retention programs fall short. No matter how much...

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Improved Decision Making and Problem Solving

  Now that we’ve covered visioning and innovative thinking, planning skills, and analytical and critical thinking skills, as a part of your business plans for the upcoming year. Let’s take a look at a couple of other competencies...

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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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Giving Feedback At The Mid-Year Performance Review

  I’ve spent the past few weeks talking about the importance of the mid-year performance review particularly during the pandemic. Giving effective feedback is a leadership competency that is crucial in your one-on-one discussions with...

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Communication TIPS for Midyear Performance Check-ins

  As I mentioned in my previous BLOG, performance reviews can be viewed as one of the most dreaded workplace rituals.  There’s no two ways about it—effective face-to-face performance reviews play an essential role in...

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Mid-Year Performance Reviews During a Pandemic

  Best practice performance management is to have a check-in on goals and performance at mid-year...especially during a global pandemic. This year it’s even more important as most companies are having to recalibrate 2020 year-end...

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