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Is anything we thought about leadership true?

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Last week, I planned to write about a leadership technique backed by research to improve workplace motivation, engagement and productivity. But, given the recent political season, I found myself wondering if anything we’ve believed about leadership is true. Does humility matter? Should leaders apologize? Is it better to tell people the truth or what they want to hear? I have spent the best part of my life exploring how to help people thrive at work. In today’s reality, I find myself  »  Read More

The 3rd Crucial Question Leaders Need to Ask Every Day

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In previous posts, I’ve written about asking crucial questions to help satisfy the basic psychological needs every human being requires for thriving at work … 1st Crucial Question: Encourage autonomy by asking “What choices did you make today?” Acknowledging that you have boundaries you need to work within, what choices do you have within those boundaries? Upon reflection, what choices could you have made that you didn’t? 2nd Crucial Question: Deepen relatedness by asking “What  »  Read More

An Issue from This Political Season That Might Unleash Positive Energy

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The current Presidential campaign may turn you off, but it has brought an important issue to the fore that has the potential for unleashing positive energy in the workplace. Last week, Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech at a rally in New Hampshire. I don’t know the personal history that moved her to speak so emotionally about the issue of sexual assault, but I resonated with her words from my own experience. While flying with my business partner (I’ll call him Bob) to work on an  »  Read More

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