Conflict Management

Conflict is strange. A few people seem to thrive on it, most people do their best to manage it when it comes up, and a small minority simply avoid it at any cost. Whenever people come together, there will be different points of view, and sometimes these result in conflicts. As a leader, you have […]

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Book Review: Start with Why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek. (2009). NY: Portfolio/Penguin. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek repeats these two phrases a dozen times or more during the famous TED Talk that inspired this book. It’s a simple concept that is […]

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Planning and Collaboration

Successful leaders include their team members, as well as anyone else who will be involved in a project, in the planning for it. By including those people from the beginning, they create greater investment in the goals they want to achieve and the strategies needed to achieve them. They will know, for example, when their […]

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Dead-Simple Methods to Stop Workplace Boredom and Increase Productivity

Pop quiz: what’s the worst possible thing that can happen at your workplace that ISN’T: A state-wide coffee shortage. A flash flood. Frank forgetting his egg salad sandwich in his desk over the weekend. Answer: an unmotivated employee. Bored, unmotivated employees aren’t just a drag to be around – they can negatively impact the bottom […]

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