The Power (and Responsibility) of Leadership Level Listening

Hemingway once said, "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree that truly listening to people is a lost art form. Too often, we are moving onto the next meeting, distracted by our...

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The Yogurt Principle in Leadership

By Doug Turner Mahatma Ghandi has often been (inaccurately) quoted as having said, ”Be the change you want to see in this world.” This is actually a paraphrase of what he actually said but the message is accurate. This follows very...

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Focus: A Timeless Secret of Influential Leaders

By Corey Poirier As a keynote speaker, I spend the majority of my time these days speaking to, and working with, high achieving professionals and individuals. I spend the rest of my time interviewing and researching the common traits of influential...

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5 Tips for Learning to Work with a New Boss

By Ekaterina Grishko The arrival of a new manager to a team or a company is always a mystery. This mystery can end up bringing a lot of opportunities and professional benefits to you as an employee. However, the most...

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HR Thrives in Culture Commitment: Steward, Gatekeeper, Catalyst?

By Nancy Painter Once the domain of anthropologists and sociologists, the understanding of culture has become an area of significant interest in the corporate world. Culture Enables Organizational Success “Leaders now see organizational culture as an enabler of organizational success,” according to...

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Five Steps to Fix a Toxic Team

By Abby Curnow-Chavez In the world of business it’s safe to say all work is done in teams. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you most of the teams they’ve been on are average or mediocre, or good but not great....

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Why EQ is Essential for all Leaders

By Casey Miller The emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and leadership are two concepts so ubiquitous in workplace lexicon that they are thrown around with the assumption that: 1) we all know what they mean, and 2) we all agree on...

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Seeking Organizational Resilience? Trust is a Must

By Doug Turner It has been said that the amount of resilience shown by an organization is the product of both the personal abilities of individuals in the organization and the degree to which those people feel supported and comfortable...

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