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Am I Resilient Yet?

Whether you’ve been on the receiving end of downsizing at work, blindsided by a less than positive quarterly performance review, betrayed by an unfaithful partner, or had your proposal or bid rejected again, you may be wondering – when will this resilience thing kick in? Or maybe you’re like me – a survivor of one… Read more

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So What Type of People Participate in Coaching Groups?

Meet Elaine:  A successful manager at an electric and gas company.  She’s worked for the company for 12 years and never had aspirations for this leadership role. Although she enjoys helping her direct reports, she often feels she doesn’t have enough time to devote to their development. In addition, it seems as though she is… Read more

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What Do You Do When A Co-Worker Won’t Speak To You?

I have always wondered what motivates people to use the “silent treatment”.  You know, the phenomenon where a person decides to “punish” another person who purportedly wronged them by being verbally non -responsive.  Only, the person in question typically has no idea that they in fact did anything wrong! This seems to be a strategy… Read more

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5 REASONS WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS DON’T WORK

For the past decade or so, I have proclaimed my intentions NOT to make any New Year’s Resolutions, since they never seemed to lead to any lasting changes and only served to make me feel good at the moment. I would instead offer my intent to “do better” in the coming year. Obviously, this vague,… Read more

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Improved Accountability for Leaders: A 3-Step Process

Do you put off questioning that employee who is habitually late?  Do you make empty threats to your staff when they miss deadlines but fail to follow through on consequences?  Do you look the other way when direct reports are bickering with each other, thinking they’ll work it out sooner or later?  For a number… Read more

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The Blessings of Waiting for Unanswered Prayer

The Blessings of Waiting for Unanswered Prayer Have you ever wanted something so badly, you could practically see, smell, touch, hear and/or taste what it would be like to receive it?  Like when you were a child praying that your parents would get you that special toy, gadget, or object for your birthday.  Or as… Read more

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Is It Time To Shift Your Focus? Part 2

In Part 1, I referenced the need to shift your perspective when it appears that many things are outside of your control and you’re stuck in a negative work environment.  I noted that while “many employees actually experience a lack of freedom and autonomy at work, still many more fail to take advantage of opportunities… Read more

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Is It Time to Shift Your Focus? Part 1

I’ve encountered many people who report being unhappy at work. This unhappiness may be based on a number of factors: daily hassles, problems with supervisors or managers, working within unrealistic expectations and timelines or feeling undervalued and unappreciated.  Although many employees actually experience a lack of freedom and autonomy at work, still many more fail… Read more