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Are Soft Skills Over-rated?

Today, we are seeing a tremendous amount being written and taught on Soft Skills in the business and social arena. Many are saying this topic is over rated and just a buzz word. but I beg to differ. Many of our communications problems today find their root in incivility, rudeness and lack of respect. By […]

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Soft Skills, Manners, Etiquette in 2015, Part 1

  Over the last two weeks we have been discussing “Soft Skills” on our weekly Lunch & Learn Call” and one of the first items we discussed was manners, etiquette, courtesy, rudeness, or whatever you want to call the process of “bad manners”. It seems that as we have moved from a formal business environment […]

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Engagement to Innovate

Last week we discussed eight suggestions that could put vitality into your company through innovation. These ideas really focused on the triggers for empowering innovative thought and action so today I want to take this a bit deeper. To really leverage those ideas your people need to be engaged and we know what the data […]

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6 Building Blocks for Employee Engagement

A high level of employee engagement in an organization is linked to excellent business performance, including increased profitability, productivity, employee retention, customer satisfaction and safety levels. Senior leaders often discuss the need for all of the results but find it difficult to find the path to effective engagement. I am sure that we all believe […]

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Surveys, Still Valuable to Your Business?

Are surveys still valuable in your business? I have been asking myself this question for the last six months to a year. The sad problem is that I answer myself with the paradoxical “Yes” and “No”. On the telephone, in the mail, on our computers, smartphones and iPads, American consumers and businesses are being solicited […]

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Leadership is About Alignment!

Much is being written and even more is being discussed today around the topic of leadership. Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion and defensive posturing that takes place in the business world. Often, when the topic of leadership is talked about, there is much rhetoric and boasting but there seems to be little accomplishment. […]

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Behold the Remarkable Leader!

In her 2011 book, “Behind the Executive Door: Unexpected Lessons for Managing Your Boss”, Karol Wasylyshyn advanced the idea that leadership could be seen as a continuum that ranged from Toxic, to Perilous and then Remarkable. The book was the result of work that she did with Rohm & Haas Chemicals in the 80’s and […]

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10 Simple Ideas to Mitigate Stress & Anxiety at Work

Work related stress can be defined as: the adverse reaction a person has to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them.” This adverse reaction can and does take its toll on our health, our productivity and general health of the workforce. We may think it only happens here in the US but […]

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Check Your Ego at the Door – Revisited

“We Are The World”, in 1985 we listened to this song and thought we were on the edge of solving the problem of hunger in Africa, yet here we are 30 years later and we still struggle with the same issues.  The goal of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie was to awaken the inner person to […]

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2015 Challenge: Ideas for Engaging Employees

How can we, as leaders, engage employees’ heads, hearts, and hands? Much has been written on the subject of engaging employees  however in this article I will endeavor to highlight a number of areas were leaders should strive for excellence in dealing with their people. These will yield engagement. 1. Always Connect: Leaders must demonstrate […]