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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go (Enhanced)

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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

The new edition of the bestselling employee development classic includes advice on engagement and retention in today’s mo...

  • A Manager’s Guide to Navigating High-Stress Times

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    A Manager’s Guide to Navigating High-Stress Times

    Whether it’s a merger, an acquisition, a reorganization, downsizing, a new product launch or political turmoil, there will always be periods of time during which employees experience elevated levels of stress. And as much as we’d like to invoke the old ‘leave it at the door’ mentality, it simpl...

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    April 19, 2017

  • Employee recognition: The KISS… method

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    Employee recognition: The KISS… method

    Recognition may be among today’s most heavily researched leadership and supervision topics. And the results are consistently disturbing: According to studies by Badgeville research, 79% of those who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as the main reason. Wichita State University resea...

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    April 19, 2017

  • The 10 Top Trust Terminators

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    The 10 Top Trust Terminators

    Trust is nearly synonymous with leadership. And it’s big business. We buy books (from the selection of more than 80,000 about the topic on Amazon). We attend seminars. And we work diligently to cultivate it with employees, peers, supervisors, customers… heck, everyone we know.  But field resear...

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    April 19, 2017

  • And the Envelope Please…

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    And the Envelope Please…

    Few leaders are tested on as big a stage or under as bright a spotlight as Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger, the producers of LaLa Land, who in a split-second decision, transferred their award to those who made Moonlight. How many of us could…. Graciously pass off a prestigious new contract we’...

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    April 19, 2017

  • Lessons in Stumbling and Set-Backs… from the Big Top

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    Lessons in Stumbling and Set-Backs… from the Big Top

    I recently attended a stage production of Circus 1903, a variety show featuring turn-of-the-century circus acts. The audience enjoyed heart-stopping performances from high-wire artists, aerialists, contortionists, and acrobats from around the world. (While this isn’t intended to be a review, I ...

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    April 19, 2017

  • Today’s Burning Leadership Question:  Are You a Flame or an Ember?

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    Today’s Burning Leadership Question: Are You a Flame or an Ember?

    Michael is a leader in a high-tech organization. He’s charismatic, affable, and the ideal networker due to his highly-social nature.  He gets along with nearly everyone and can lighten the mood of even the toughest meeting with his playfulness and sense of humor. Cara is a leader in the same or...

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    April 19, 2017

  • Who Knows What Employees Really Want?

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    Who Knows What Employees Really Want?

    For decades, articles, authors and studies have tried to help managers come to terms with how to motivate employees and drive optimal performance by understanding what employees really want and need from work. The list is long (and alphabetized for ease). Achievement and accomplishment Apprec...

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    April 19, 2017

  • 4 Raises that Fit Any Budget

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    4 Raises that Fit Any Budget

    A friend recently shared her disappointment that despite earning an ‘exceeds expectations’ on her annual performance appraisal, she received only a 1% salary increase. And she was one of the lucky ones. Some of her peers received no increase and others actually saw their hours decreased. Manage...

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    April 19, 2017

  • When the Growing Gets Tough

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    When the Growing Gets Tough

    Think about the learning that contributed most powerfully to your development and who you are today. Consider the experiences that built the expertise you use and value most every day. Reflect on what you’re most proud of mastering during the course of your career or life. This memorable learni...

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    April 19, 2017

  • Exploring the Myths of Team Building in the Digital Age

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    Exploring the Myths of Team Building in the Digital Age

    Guest Post by Crystal Kadakia I’m really excited to introduce you to a new Berrett-Koehler author, Crystal Kadakia, who is launching her first book, The Millennial Myth, this week. Crystal’s book is a refreshing take on the current media hype surrounding this now largest segment of today’s wor...

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    April 19, 2017

  • Redefine Results by Redefining Career Development

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    Redefine Results by Redefining Career Development

    Given repeated rounds of downsizing, reorganizing, right sizing, and all of the other ‘zings’ that have befallen organizations, it’s easy to scan the landscape and come to the conclusion that career development options have shrunk… that they are few and far between for most employees.  After al...

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    July 27, 2016

  • Which Comes First?

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    Which Comes First?

    In preparation for an upcoming executive education session, I conducted a quick pulse survey earlier this month. I wanted to understand whether the leaders attending my training believe that there is a difference in the importance of career development to their employees based upon their curren...

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    July 27, 2016

  • Leadership Advice…for the Ages (ALL Ages)

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    Leadership Advice…for the Ages (ALL Ages)

    What is it about the human experience that draws us to focus on our differences rather than our similarities? Does it come from our need to simplify the complexities of the world around us? Or is it a survival-based carryover from times when unfamiliar forces were synonymous with threats? Whate...

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    July 12, 2016

  • Management by Talking Around

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    Management by Talking Around

    In the 1980s, MBWA was the rage. It involved the radical notion that leaders could drive better results by stepping out of their offices and engaging with employees and the work flow in a less formal, more impromptu fashion. “Management by walking around” changed the cadence of business — in la...

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    July 12, 2016

  • Give ‘Em Some Space (For Possibilities)

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    Give ‘Em Some Space (For Possibilities)

    A significant dimension of leadership is coaching… engaging in conversations that help others make the leap from where they are to where they want (or need) to be. Whether the focus is on correcting a performance problem, expanding capacity, improving relationships, or developing within one’s c...

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    May 20, 2016

  • Symbolic leadership: What do you stand for … or where do you sit?

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    Symbolic leadership: What do you stand for … or where do you sit?

    “Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes.”~ Kurt Vonnegut, “Breakfast of Champions” Sandra described the past week of headaches associated with a systems conversion that took place in the call center in which she works as a customer service representative. She outlined the many hiccups and probl...

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    May 9, 2016

  • From Team Building to Team Bonding

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    From Team Building to Team Bonding

    How much does your organization spend each year to hire, train, support and bring together the right team? How much time is invested in off-sites, ropes courses, style profiles, and other events designed to build team cohesion and results? How happy are you with the outcome? Most organizations ...

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    May 4, 2016

  • No Fair!

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    No Fair!

    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 ev...

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    May 4, 2016

  • The Work of ColLABORation

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    The Work of ColLABORation

    Done well, collaboration looks effortless. It appears to be a fluid give-and-take, a hand-in-glove partnership among individuals who make it all look natural and easy. But these appearances belie the fact that ‘labor’ is at the center of collaboration… and that most collaboration is the result ...

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    April 22, 2016

  • Feedback: What are your Intentions?

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    Feedback: What are your Intentions?

    Andy (a leader I met last week) was very disappointed. One of his employees had missed another deadline, making him and his whole team look bad with a high-profile client. Andy had learned that feedback was most valuable when shared in a timely manner, and he knew that he needed to start docume...

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    April 12, 2016

  • RESPECT: Find Out What it Means…

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    RESPECT: Find Out What it Means…

    Anyone who toils away for 40, 60 or 80 hours each week—spending more waking hours at work than at home—understands the profound importance of healthy, productive workplace relationships. And at the core of those relationships is respect. Study after study confirms that employees who feel valued...

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    April 12, 2016

  • Respect is Not A Given

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    Respect is Not A Given

    Guest Post by Ritch K. Eich Continuing the theme of respect, I’m delighted to share this guest post by Ritch K. Eich author of “Truth, Trust + Tenacity: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders” (2015); “Leadership Requires Extra Innings: Lessons on Leading from a Life in the Trenches”...

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    April 12, 2016

  • Giving Career Development a Fresh Focus

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    Giving Career Development a Fresh Focus

    Career development is one of those supervisory responsibilities that frequently drops to the bottom of a manager’s to-do list. And it makes sense. Today’s managers are more time-pressed than ever before. Scary spans of control. Ever-escalating expectations. Demands to balance short-term and lon...

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    April 12, 2016

  • The Dynamic Duo of Vision and Strategy

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    The Dynamic Duo of Vision and Strategy

    Some things just work better together. Bread and butter Soap and water Table and chairs Love and marriage Batman and Robin In these examples, each item has value in and of itself. Yet combined, the pairs take on a more striking, pleasurable and powerful quality. The same holds true for vision a...

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    January 29, 2016

  • Introduction to the Knower and Learner Minds

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    Introduction to the Knower and Learner Minds

    Guest post by Guy Parsons and Allan Milham Curiosity is a topic of great interest to me. Research correlates it with greater performance, effectiveness and even happiness. So, you can imagine that a title like Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win would capture my attention. This week’s ...

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    January 29, 2016

  • The Kids’ Table

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    The Kids’ Table

    What happened to ‘employee involvement’? Has it gone out of vogue?  Has it been replaced by new initiatives?  These are questions I’ve come up against recently as I’ve worked with organizations across a variety of industries. The most pointed (and poignant) way I’ve heard the issue raised was f...

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    January 15, 2016

  • Supervision Means Having to Say…

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    Supervision Means Having to Say…

    Supervisors are the lynchpins in any organization. They are the link between management and the employees who build the products, deliver the services, and take care of the customers day-in and day-out. They are on the frontline, the leading (and sometimes bleeding) edge, closest to the action ...

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    December 26, 2015

  • Risky business: Strategies to encourage employee risk-taking

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    Risky business: Strategies to encourage employee risk-taking

    Failure is getting considerable attention in leadership and management circles these days. Articles, books, and keynote speeches preach the value of mistakes and learning from failure. The current dialogue begins once the mistake or failure occurs and addresses how to leverage it for maximum re...

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    November 19, 2015

  • Perfectionism vs. Persistence

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    Perfectionism vs. Persistence

    Leaders have a great deal riding on them. Their employees, bosses, customers, and organizations need and expect a lot. For many, this breeds an intense experience of pressure. A belief that there’s no room for error. That everything’s got to be perfect. That they must get it right. For many, th...

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    October 28, 2015

  • Curiosity is the New Black

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    Curiosity is the New Black

    Are you looking for a skill that’s always in style, goes with anything and makes a bold statement wherever it goes? Look no further; simply consider curiosity. Depending upon whom you ask, curiosity is defined as a competency, skill, quality, or emotion. It’s the capacity to demonstrate keen in...

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    October 7, 2015

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