Category Archives: Relationships

Which of These 4 “Weather Conditions” Describe Your Leadership?

Searching for safe cover, fearing damage and destruction, and expecting the worst…is that a description of East Coast residents preparing for this weekend’s immense blizzard or does it describe the way your team members react to your leadership style? Your style of … Continue reading

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The 1 Thing That Reveals Your Leadership Priorities

Is there a leader out there who isn’t busy? Is there anyone who is a little bored at work and is looking for more to do? Um, I don’t think so! I don’t know about you, but I’ve got plenty … Continue reading

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6 Causes and Cures for Defensiveness In Relationships

Your defensiveness is killing your relationships and you don’t even realize it. What? Me being defensive? I’m not defensive! YOU’RE the one that’s always defensive! That’s a classic defensive response to a piece of feedback. Throw up a wall, rebut the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Simple Ways to Thank Your Employees

Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the most simple and powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust workshops with clients and discuss the role that rewards and … Continue reading

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Leaders – When Is The Last Time You Noticed?

I have to admit, it’s easy for me not to notice. I get focused on my own goals and priorities and everything else around me seems to fade from view. That focused attention is a good thing when I need … Continue reading

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