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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-Accountability Is Vital to Self-Management

As we continue our self-management journey, I’d like to speak to self-accountability. The concept of accountability fascinates me. It’s one of those things that everyone agrees is important yet many fail to follow through on it for...

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Practicing Positive Self-Management

  After the year-end crunch attention naturally shifts to focusing on goals for the new year and professional development opportunities. However, this is also a great time to reflect upon both accomplishments and “misses”...

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Communicate Business Plans & Measure Progress Effectively

  Our BLOG topic for this month is about 2021 business planning competencies. No matter how carefully you’ve crafted your strategic plan during this pandemic, successful implementation will depend on how you communicate it to your...

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Business Planning Using Critical & Analytical Thinking

  As we continue identifying competencies needed for effective business planning, it’s important to highlight the importance of planning itself. A solid, well-developed plan enables you to  meet your annual goals or objectives. As the...

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Time for 2021 Business Planning

The last quarter of this most unusual year is nearly upon us. This means kids are back in school (even from home), vacations have come to an end, and life and business get back to “normal”. As a leader, this is the perfect opportunity to...

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Being Responsible & Honest Builds Trust

Trust is defined as “...our willingness to be vulnerable to the actions of others because we believe they have good intentions and will behave well toward us. Shaylene Gupta” This month’s blog topic theme has been about the...

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Reliability & Openness In Building Trust

How reliable are you as a leader? How open are you to new ideas, behaviors, cultures, people, environments, experiences? I want to cover these two topics as they are big contributors to your trustworthiness as a leader of others. Let’s begin...

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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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