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      Join us for The Human Element® - Experience an exploration of leadership and organizational transformation through a dynamic interactive … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Managers (The Reality of Up and Coming Leaders)

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This is a tale of two managers.  One committed suicide; the other young up and coming leader is helping a 79 year old business man learn to use Facebook. Millennials … [Read more...]

Leadership Coaching for Change Management

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What do college athletes, Olympic gold medalists and smart business leaders have in common?  They rely on coaches to help them reach their greatest potential and teach … [Read more...]

Business Meeting Itinerary and Change Management

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Meetings can cost a lot of money if they are not productive.  If your manager has put you in charge of leading an upcoming meeting, ensure it goes well by using these … [Read more...]

Change Management Process for New Managers

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When my friend John moved downstate to take a new position, he was nervous. He was coming into a totally unfamiliar organization as a manager. Most of the people he would … [Read more...]

Employee Retention by Building a Culture of Sincere Appreciation

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During college, I worked in a used bookstore close to campus. The pay was low. The hours were often inconvenient. And yet, we were dedicated to our jobs. The only time a … [Read more...]

Workplace Safety Topics for Skeptical Managers

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When my brother-in-law started applying for jobs in our home town, everyone had advice and recommendations. “I know someone at the car factory!” “Don’t forget the … [Read more...]

Preserving Your Organizational Culture During Company Growth

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I’d been a dedicated customer of a local food company from the day they opened. Lily had started out as a small-scale gardener and baker, selling her vegetables and … [Read more...]

Turning Around a Corporate Culture of Complaints Before It Entirely Kills the Company

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My first work experience after graduation was in a departmental office at my university. In most ways, it was a pretty nice job. The pay and benefits were good, the work … [Read more...]

Deftly Dealing with Criticism and Activism Toward Your Company in a New Community

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I used to live in a small town with a fairly depressed economy. Over the previous two decades, they’d lost the farm machinery plant, the appliance plant, and the … [Read more...]