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An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation

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Create an environment that inspires motivation and engagement through empathy. You can make sure your people are using their natural strengths. You can focus on job fit and culture fit.   Is that all there is to ensure motivated employees? When I think of supporting employee motivation, my thoughts go a slightly different direction. What if » Read More

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Meet people where they are

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I sit on the board of directors for a small nonprofit that’s in the process of fine-tuning its mission and strategy. Over the last few months, the organization has done its due diligence—conducting focus groups and surveys; studying program participation; reviewing revenue, expenses, and donor history; checking out its competitors and assessing its differentiators; doing » Read More

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No Fair!

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 Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now. – Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees Babies as young as 15 months grasp fairness, according to Jennifer Welsh in Live Science.  So does every employee in your organization. (And they may grasp unfairness with even greater clarity!) » Read More

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In Collaboration We Trust

In Collaboration Trust

Collaboration is the new way to work. Walls are being removed and collaboration points are being designed into workplaces. Though collaboration isn’t new, it is being revived. In a world of extreme connectedness, collaboration is rising as a strategic and practical way to gain a competitive advantage. At the core of collaboration is trust. Without » Read More

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5 Tips to Avoid a Critical Leadership Mistake

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Oops I knew Gary wasn’t happy. Early in my career, when I first began leading team-leaders, one of them was clearly struggling – he looked frustrated, sounded frustrated, and it didn’t take a genius to know something was bothering Gary. So I asked if I could buy him lunch and hear what was on his » Read More

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Gratitude for Weakness

Gratitude for Weakness | Lead Change Group

You hear a lot about strengths. I’m a huge fan of the whole focus on strengths led by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton in their book, Now Discover Your Strengths and followed by Tom Rath and the Gallup folks with their books Strengthsfinder 2.0 and Strengths Based Leadership (by Rath with Barry Conchie). Before » Read More

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Leadership Lessons from the Horse’s Mouth

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Some of the most powerful leadership lessons I’ve experienced have not come from my high school swim coach, my first inspirational boss or any leadership guru at all.  One of the first teachers of my most powerful lessons in what makes great leaders great weighed in at just over a thousand pounds, had four legs, » Read More

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Leading with the Heart— and a Dash of Emotional Intelligence

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Business leaders today face an often tough climate in which to succeed. The protracted recession has taken its toll. Where one might expect to find employees ‘grateful to have a job’, as one business owner I consulted with lately said (with a straight face, which I found disheartening), instead I talk to employees who are » Read More

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Servant Leadership: Now in 3D

Servant Leadership: Now in 3D | Lead Change Group

This post by Tristan Bishop was originally published on his KnowledgeBishop’s Mission blog. A salty tear rolled past the border of my digital 3-D glasses.”It’s a cartoon, dad!” said my incredulous 11-year-old, “why are you CRYING?” The Saturday matinee was a cove of contrast: 400 giggling, wiggling kids: 150 weeping parents, each experiencing Toy Story » Read More

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May Lead Change Webinar – Fixing Holes with Dr. Anne Perschel

The May Webinar is WORK LIFE FLOW: FIXING THE HOLE IN THE CORPORATE SOUL by Anne Perschel of Germane Consulting.  The webinar will be held Monday, May 3, 2010 at 11:30 Eastern.

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