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5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leadership Style…

My boy Tim Sackett and I recently had the pleasure of being on the Meridian Knowledge L&D Hangout series, where we waxed poetic a bit on all things leadership.  It… Get the Rest


You’re Not Direct; You’re Just Rude

We all know them – those folks who pride themselves on “telling it like it is” and “not beating around the bush.” They are in our families, social

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If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

"I only read it for the articles" may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print


What Is “Thinking Strategically” Anyway?

Throughout my career, I’ve seen employees lauded or criticized for their ability to “think strategically.” It’s in numerous competency models and used in performance management systems across the

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CAREER ADVICE: Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions…

Dateline: Somewhere in Corporate America. The Scene: A C-Level is telling the HR pro who reports to him what another C-level thinks about her performance (hint---it's not glowing). The Mistake:

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Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

I'm a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of

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An Overlooked Practice For Motivating Employees

Much has been written about the need to motivate your workforce. Today’s workers are skilled, versatile, risk-seeking, and mobile. You have to motivate the A-players to want to

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September 11, 2015.

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I

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LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I've got another one for you, but this one is about kicking


Intimacy In The Workplace: It’s a “Do”

The Breakfast Club (TBC) is 30 years old this year, which means I first saw it when I was 3. Okay... maybe I was 5. It's a classic movie that