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Annual Employee Reviews: So 20th Century

December 4th 2017

Remember when correspondence took a couple of weeks? Now it happens in seconds. Remember the glory days of printed newsletters: the writing, the printing, the stuffing, the stamping, the mailing? Pretty much gone. And how about returning phone calls or emails “as soon as possible”? Now, it’s within a specific number of hours (if you’re savvy). 

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A Positive Identity Crisis

October 16th 2017

A Positive Identity Crisis

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Leading a Manipulator

June 19th 2017

All of us have known someone like this: 

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Know what L.O.V.E. Spells?

April 13th 2017

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Follow the Leader? Not Always.

January 30th 2017

OK, leaders. Listen up. You’re doing some stuff that runs counter to your goals and interests. You’re confusing people, because what you say differs from what you do. For example:

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Culture: Simplicity and Clarity Rule

August 23rd 2016

Oy. So much bureaucracy, so little effectiveness. I suppose if you’re just trying to teach team members how to be involved in groups, this approach is fine. But if you’re really trying to build a culture, simplicity and clarity rule the day. 

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Turn Down the Turmoil on Tough Conversations

March 23rd 2016

You know how it feels: your gut is tight, your heart rate is up, your hands are sweaty. This is often what happens when you have to engage in a tough conversation with a team member. The hell of it is, you called the meeting, because you’re the leader. 

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Leading with Empathy: L.O.V.E. at Work

February 10th 2016

Four components comprise L.O.V.E. at work: loyalty, openness, vulnerability, and empathy. Of these, empathy may be the most vital for leaders of professional services firms. 

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