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BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS RESULTS

  We get calls from managers about this all the time. A high performer in the company is behaving badly, and you have tried every technique in your management tool kit (and then some) to reign him in. Nothing seems to work.  Typically, this guy is critical to the success of the company, and you Read more

Our brains are funny. We intentionally set a new goal – for example to exercise every day – no matter what.  We WANT to exercise.  We NEED to exercise. We paid good money to buy really good running shoes.   And a cool athletic jacket.  But, instead of putting on the shoes and hustling ourselves out Read more

  One employee’s toxic behavior can affect the performance of an entire team.  Recent research on team effectiveness has found that the single most important factor influencing high performing teams and the lowest performing teams is the quality of colleague relationships. If relationships on the team are strong, supportive and collaborative, you will more likely have Read more

Women Need Their Voices Heard

  As the Kavanaugh hearings played out, it was clear that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s voice was ignored. So many women we work with express the frustration that their voice is ignored as well, not in a political forum but in the workplace. They’ve put in the hours, earned the credentials, put on the uniform Read more

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Research now shows what we intuitively know to be true – that effective management is closely related to emotional intelligence (EQ). In fact, when one researcher evaluated the emotional intelligence of hundreds of people at work, he found that 90% of the top performers rated high in emotional intelligence. Emotionally intelligent leadership has been shown Read more

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If you haven’t done sexual harassment training in your office yet, do it now. All your employees need to understand what behavior is appropriate in the workplace, and what isn’t. Training about what is sexual harassment and what are the clear expectations for behavior is an important start. But, if you really want to create Read more

To many of us, what is most shocking about the recent events involving Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Reilly is not the pervasive sexual harassment that has occurred for years and been ignored. But rather the abrupt shift in perception that this behavior is unacceptable, inappropriate and will not be tolerated Read more

  In the new holiday movie Office Christmas Party, a hard partying manager of an office branch about to be closed joins with his Chief Technical Officer to throw an epic holiday party.  Hilarity ensues, and the entire office and all of it’s occupants get trashed.  In real life, things rarely if ever get that Read more

There is a quiet revolution going on in the management ranks. Introverted leaders are finally getting the attention they deserve because of qualities like their ability to listen deeply and carefully, their calming presence amidst chaos or their capacity to think before acting.  Still, some myths about this personality type have deep roots in a Read more

The meetings. And more meetings. Big meetings, small meetings, and that presentation at the professional conference looming in the future are enough to make any manager weary – let alone if you are an introvert who finds speaking in front of groups larger than two (and you are one of the two) to be energy Read more