67 results for tag: workplace relationships


The Power of Your Point of No Return

"Such a great potential! But he hasn't suffered enough yet." This is a conclusion that my friend Maurice and I would sometimes draw after meeting some people who gravitate around us. You know, those sincere people who are full of good will, who believe in ...
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It’s Lonely at the Top

Friday is as good a time as any for a true confession. If you’re the head of a business, or a fund, or a department — and you’re honest with yourself — you’ve probably found it lonely at the top. I sure have. Far more lonely than I had ...
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When Delivering Hard-to-Hear Feedback, Context is Everything

One of the most difficult challenges that managers face is providing feedback to their employees or team members. Indeed, the annual review is often one of the most dreaded times of year for managers and employees alike. I don’t think anyone truly likes to ...
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The Most Telling Leadership Trait of a Great Leader

How do you truly measure the quality of a leader? History books and the official doctrine of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines would say that a leader is measured by their rank, the number of command assignments, combat deployments, their awards, and ...
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Boost Your Bottom Line and Accelerate High Performance for You and Your Team!

Leaders of thriving organizations are beginning to recognize that accelerated, high-performance programs not only have a positive impact on employees' wellness, they can also lead to a significant increase in team engagement, cohesiveness and overall produc...
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When New Executives Should Color Outside the Lines

Whether you're a rebel or a rule follower, when you step into a new executive role there will certainly be some points of organizational culture that you don't agree with. When that happens, should you go against the grain? Or should you look to build ...
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The Right Way to Respond When Someone Makes a Poor Decision

Jeffrey* was the CEO of a hedge fund and he was upset about some poor trades that Pamela, one of his portfolio managers made. Jeffrey called Pamela into his office. “What were you thinking making those trades?” he asked her. Everything after that ...
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What Doctors, Managers, and Police Officers Taught Me About Delivering Effective Feedback

Most people would agree that feedback is a good thing… in theory. But in practice, who really likes being told that their presentation style is awkward… or that they don't have "presence" in meetings… or that their report or article or book didn't ...
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Trusted Advice: Carry Your Own Weather

Wouldn't it be great if we could carry our own weather? The sun would always be shining, skies clear and blue, warm air with a gentle breeze, and best of all – no humidity. Ahh. That sounds lovely. While we can't do that with external weather, Mother ...
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When Mom’s a CEO

Imagine what your life would be like if your mother was the CEO of a global company. She could provide the type of advice that would propel your career and help you overcome the many stumbling blocks that keep people from fulfilling their full potential at ...
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3 Most Common Ways American Entrepreneurs are Culturally Blind

There is a significant problem in corporate America today with foreign workers and it's not the problem Donald Trump is obsessed with (that there are too many foreign workers). Instead, the problem, as I see it, is that American businesses are missing major ...
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How to Spot a Liar at Work

Most workplace lies are discovered after the fact—after you've signed the faulty contract, hired the wrong person, or agreed to work on that career-limiting project. But wouldn't it be a great professional advantage to spot liars in action, before the harm ...
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