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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: The ROI of Conversations at Work


In this post, Anne Giles Clelland discusses an upcoming book by Lead Change Instigator Julie Winkle Giulioni. “When I read a list of tips from Beverly Kaye’s and Julie Winkle Giulioni’s Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, I wondered about the Return on Investment, the ROI, of following these tips vs. the ROI of just » Read More


What’s Your Legacy?


In this post, Lead Change instigator Julie Winkle Giulioni reflects on the life and death of her mother-in-law and encourages us to examine what legacy we wish to leave as leaders. “My mother-in-law died.  She was a remarkable woman, focused on measurement long before it was in vogue.  In particular, she judged a funeral by » Read More


August Leadership Carnival!


It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Where did the time go?! For me, August is a month of finishing up summer projects and getting ready for a busy fall. I usually travel quite a bit in Q3 and Q4 – so I’m looking for some excellent books for my travels. This month’s » Read More


Do you confuse what you do with who you are?

Christina Haxton

What is the first question you are asked when you meet someone at a business or social function?  “Hi, my name is …. What do you do?” If you are the VP, CEO or have another prestigious title, the answer comes automatically and easily often with a tone of pride in your voice. Let’s dissect » Read More


10 Scientific Facts About Successful Teams

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Team science encompasses a wide range of disciplines, such as cognitive psychology, business management, education, and sociology, among others, and explores the ins and outs of group dynamics. It’s a relatively nascent field, but one for which a fair amount of research and observation already exist. Suffice to say, findings on what factors constitute a » Read More


What’s Your Instinct?


The following is an edited excerpt of an article by Mario Sikora, president of the International Enneagram Association and executive coach. Learn about a little understood area of the Enneagram – The Instincts – powerful forces that drive where we focus our attention and how they shape our resulting behaviors as leaders and team members. Read » Read More


Two Leadership Essentials in Times of Change and Uncertainty

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It has almost become cliché to say that we are living in times of uncertainty. Our global economic situation is unstable and highly complex, weather has become more extreme and the speed of change leaves many of us breathless. Read the complete article on instigator Wendy Appel’s blog. Photo (c) David Templeton-2007


Team-working: 5 Ego Traits to Leave at Home


To create great team-working you need to leave your ego at home each day.  People talk about the ego and mean many different things.  Some people say we need a healthy ego in order to be able to function in this world.  “Healthy” could mean for example, having a healthy sense of self, respecting healthy boundaries, or » Read More


Seven Deadly Workplace Sins


Whatever your role in the workplace, I’m betting you would like to go to work and be able to do your best in an environment which is fun, productive, friendly, happy, inspirational and positive, makes a difference, and has a great reputation (oh and pays enough to give you a decent standard of living)… I’ve » Read More


Small Choices Big Impact


The following is a guest post by author Wendy Appel on Susan Mazza’s blog, Random Acts of Leadership. “Every moment of every day, we are making choices…They add up. Over time, these choices become our habits -  conscious or unconscious, wanted or unwanted. While they may seem somewhat benign at first, these little choices make up how » Read More

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