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Leadership Tips: Show Appreciation to Your Leaders

For emotionally intelligent leaders, a marker for their success is how often they share appreciation with their teams. However, this week I want to pu...
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6 Ways to Integrate Play Into the Workplace

  This week's Friday resource comes from Inc. and offers 6 ways to incorporate play into the workplace. In the workplace, play has long been rega...
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Believe It or Not…Goofing Off Produces Business Return

In our busy, fast-paced society, we run the risk of blowing off play as mere "child's play." There's just so much to do , we say. When important prior...
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Leadership Tips: Have Fun Together

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun. - Randy Pausch In our connected world with constant emails and social media, it is easy to nev...
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10 Unmistakable Signs of a Fear-Based Workplace

This week's Friday resource comes from Forbes and lists 10 ways you can tell if your workplace is operating from a place of fear. Motivation can stem ...
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The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic is Threatening to Walk Away

This week's Friday resource comes from Harvard Business Review and discusses the impact of threatening to walk away during a negotiation. A "walkaway"...
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The Secret to Successful Business Negotiation

  "The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway." – Henry Boyle On the surface, negotiation can seem more complex than ...
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Leadership Tips: Go Deeper

How many times a week do you have a conversation that just stays at the surface? With your colleagues? With your family? With your friends? It happens...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Your Excuses. You are the Culture.

Having a positive culture has real impact on business and your happiness at work. In fact, a  Columbia University study shows that the likelihood...
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How These Top Companies are Getting Inclusion Right

This week’s Friday resource comes from Fast Company and highlights the ways top companies have achieved results through their inclusion strategies. In...
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Leadership Tips: Be Kind

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James Showing kind...
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An Easy Trick to Reduce Workplace Biases

“I may think I see you as you are, but in truth, I see you as I am.” - Susan Scott If you’re human, you’re guilty of having biases. We all plead a bit...
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The Causes of Employee Negativity

This week’s Friday resource comes from The Balance and identifies the leading causes of employee negativity. Negativity is one of the leading causes o...
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How to Address Employee Toxicity: 3 Fierce Tips

You know the one. The one who frequently complains. Gossips. Blames others. Leaves people hanging. Today we released our recent survey results from a ...
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Cut Your Victim Bonding

  We all love to victim bond at times. Victim bonding occurs when people get together and talk about how horrible a situation is. At its core, it...
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Calming Your Brain During Conflict

This week’s Friday resource comes from Harvard Business Review (HBR) and offers ways to help calm your brain and body during moments of conflict. Conf...
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How to Prevent Your Own Brain from Hijacking Work Conversations

“Darn! I wish I hadn’t said that!” “Yikes, I really shouldn’t have done that!” We’ve all been there. These two phrases, or something like them, have c...
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Leadership Tips: Be Right Gracefully

I had a problem with wanting to flaunt being right in situations. I learned the lesson the hard way: This inclination was not serving me. Learning to ...
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Leadership Tips: Invite Negative Emotions

It is common to feel discomfort when dealing with other people’s emotions in the workplace. The old saying - leave your emotions at the door – can be ...
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Improve Two Relationships through Conversation

The conversation is the relationship. It is such a simple five word sentence. Yet, the depth and applicability of this concept is powerful. The qualit...
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How to Clean Up a Messy Conversation

Life is messy. Or as Susan Scott puts it, “ Life is curly .” Having successful conversations is a learned skill, but even for those with a lot of trai...
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5 Critical Steps to Fearless Confrontation

This week’s Friday Resource comes from  Forbes and details the necessary steps women can take for a fearless (and effective) confrontation. Havin...
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How to be Fierce in 3 Challenging Work Conversations

We all need to have them at some point. Those pesky, dreaded conversations. You know, the ones that can be awkward or uncomfortable or come with a cra...
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How Your Body Language Impacts Workplace Conversations

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Whether you’re giving (or receiving) feedback, confronting a colle...
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5 Easy Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Inc and explores five ways to handle conflict at work. Conflict isn’t always a bad thing. Chal...
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