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What is the true language of global business?

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Working globally is a privilege. I’ve had the honor of sharing my ideas, delivering speeches, conducting training, and consulting in dozens of countries. I speak five foreign languages. And as the joke goes, they are American English, British English, Canadian English, Australian English, and Pidgin English (which I learned while living in Hawaii years ago). People often ask me, “If you could speak a language other than English, what would it be?” What is the most important language for  »  Read More

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

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