Category Archives: Communication

Will Dropping the Occasional F-Bomb Help You Build Trust at Work?

I’ll be upfront with you about my viewpoint on profanity; I’m not a fan. I don’t mind the occasional use of a mild curse word, but chronic use of profanity, especially the heavy-duty vulgar words, comes across as unintelligent, rude, … Continue reading

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Leadership Development Carnival – June 2016

It’s my pleasure to host the June 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. This month’s collection of articles is a treasure trove of wisdom from many of the world’s premier leadership, management, and coaching thought leaders and practitioners. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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The #1 Thing New Managers Need to Know

I remember the first time I became a manager, close to 25 years ago. I had established myself as one of the top performers in a team of about a dozen people and was promoted into a supervisory position. Literally … Continue reading

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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake Leaders Make

Over 1,400 people were presented a list of common leadership mistakes and were asked to select the top five. Two of them stood out clearly from the rest: Not providing appropriate feedback was chosen by 82%, with failing to listen … Continue reading

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4 Essential Skills Every New Manager Needs to Learn

Becoming a manager for the first time is a significant career milestone. It is both exciting and nerve-wracking stepping into a role where you are now responsible for others and not just yourself. Most people who are promoted to managerial positions … Continue reading

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