On relationships at work

In lieu of a written post this week, I’d like to direct you to a recent interview I did with the Welsh Wire on relationships at work. It’s 21 minutes long, and is intended to explore the importance for leaders to develop strong, healthy relationships at work. You can listen in here. Let me know […]

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What you can do about that person who really bugs you

Everyone who works with other people experiences it: an employee, peer or coworker who drives them crazy. Every day you face them increases your frustration. Why don’t they change? Don’t they know they’re (fill in the blank here: annoying, a bully, lazy, unhelpful, etc.)? You’ve had enough. You’re going to confront them and let them […]

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What people want from you

You sit at your desk, confused about the anonymous critical feedback you received through a poll, a 360 or other such survey instrument. You feel misunderstood and frankly – you are starting to be angry. After all, if it weren’t for you the leader, they wouldn’t have jobs or a paycheck. Give it a day […]

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How do you lift people up?

Even the best leaders can be overly critical, finding fault in their employees and allowing their own negativity to mask their best selves. Certainly, there is a place for criticism, but not without enough positive reinforcement to counter-balance it. I would call that “being realistic”. Why is this balance important to you as a leader? […]

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