Ditch the Open Door, Try this Instead

Ditch the Open Door, Try this Instead

Does this sound familiar, “I have an open door policy. Come see me with any questions.” Chances are you’ve heard this from a manger or you convey a similar message to your team. The Open Door Policy lets your team…

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  • November 29, 2017
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Traffic, Leadership and Resiliency

Traffic, Leadership and Resiliency

Here’s the deal with leadership: it’s hard. And it’s not getting any easier. There are more challenges and more pressure on leaders than ever before. Impossible deadlines, endless projects, “firefighting,” and people issues fill the days. To get through these…

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  • August 17, 2017
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The Real Problem with Communication is Trust

The Real Problem with Communication is Trust

Poor Communication tends be the umbrella that many team and leadership challenges fall under. Consider these common issues: The team member who, despite her knowledge and experience, withholds important information from other team members or departments. A colleague who sits…

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  • July 11, 2017
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3 Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

3 Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

None of us are immune from conflict at work. You may find yourself in an argument with a colleague about the way a project is executed, or butt heads with leadership about a strategic initiative, or maybe you find your…

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  • June 13, 2017
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Talent Selection & The NFL Draft

Talent Selection & The NFL Draft

In less than a week, one of the biggest and most anticipated talent selection events of the year will occur.  Some of us will watch it, some of us will talk about it around the water cooler. The decisions made…

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  • April 21, 2017
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5 Steps to Accountability

5 Steps to Accountability

Without accountability, there are no results. The focus moves away from responsibility and growth to finger pointing, excuses and people throwing each under the proverbial bus.  Over time performance declines, team members lose respect for one another and the customer…

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  • April 12, 2017
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What you need to know about company values

What you need to know about company values

After last week’s blog, Hiring Advice From a Billion Dollar Company, I received several calls and comments mostly about core values. “Those values are so important in the hiring process” said one of my HR colleagues, but we’re not very good…

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  • February 10, 2017
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EI in Leadership Part 2: Build a Genuine Team

EI in Leadership Part 2: Build a Genuine Team

The 3 key areas that effective managers work on every day are; building trust, building a team, and building their networks-in essence, building relationships. This requires a great degree of emotional intelligence and skill. In the last blog, the focus…

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  • March 2, 2016
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EI in leadership-Part 1: Build Trust

EI in leadership-Part 1: Build Trust

According to Harvard Business Review, the 3 must do’s for managers are: build trust, build a team and build a network. Each of these requires good EQ or emotional quotient. This makes sense, but exactly how does one go about…

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  • February 15, 2016
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