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Effective Leadership Development in the Workplace

As we engage in conversations with executives about developing talent and leaders in the workplace, they often reply, “We already have leadership development covered” when in fact, they don’t. Frequently, the lack of an effective leadership development and training program results from thinking only the “senior players” need to evolve in areas of leadership. However, the best leadership development goals for any organization are an integral part of the strategic business plan which includes all employees and managers since that is where operational execution occurs at it’s core. 

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Leadership Skill: How to Have Difficult Conversations

Do you avoid having tough conversations or delay in addressing performance issues on your staff?  Do you find yourself beating around the bush or sugar-coating the message?  If so, you are NOT in the minority...

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Emotional Intelligence: A Simple Tool to Help Increase Your EQ

We all have a trigger that can prompt us to act in a childish, unbecoming, rude or even hostile way for that matter. Feeling a loss of control over a situation, dealing with giving or receiving challenging feedback, overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work ahead. For me, one of my triggers is what I consider “insufficient think time” to process my thoughts and experiences. Admittedly, I tend to appreciate time to think (read overanalyzing, sometimes to the point of analysis paralysis.) Generally, I consider myself self-aware enough to do a decent job of managing my emotions and reactions around this stress trigger of mine.

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Coaching Skills for Leaders: It's Harder Than You Think

These days, it seems like a lot of our clients want their employees to know how to coach. They throw words around like "we want a coaching culture" or "our people need coaching skills if they want to lead today's talent more effectively".

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The 3 R's to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

We all have a trigger that can render us to act in a childish, unbecoming, rude or even hostile manner. Mine is with “techdifficulties.” Admittedly, I am not very tech savvy. Typically I am self-aware enough and do a good job of managing my emotions and reactions around this.

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