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3 Ways to Manage Up

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“Are you busy?” That’s a dumb question. It turns out, we often ask our managers dumb questions and wonder why we don’t get what we need. Over the years, I’ve discovered three proactive self leadership techniques almost guaranteed to help you and your manager both succeed. Avoid dumb questions, click  »  Read More

How to Overhaul Leadership

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Are you being held accountable to “drive for results” and “motivate people?” If so, consider joining the resistance. If you are in HR, you need to lead the resistance. Now is the time to rethink what constitutes good leadership. Read why—and how to rethink obsolete leadership competencies in my latest SmartBrief  »  Read More

What Inaugurations Can Teach You About Your Communication

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Your next company or staff meeting might not carry the weight of the Inaugural addresses but with these take-aways, you might go beyond informing to inspiring. Learn how not to take advantage of any opportunity you have to communicate at a higher level in my SmartBrief  »  Read More

The Final Word on New Year’s Resolutions

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In the spirit of exploring whether New Year’s resolutions are worth the effort — and possibly making this the final article you need to read on the topic — I encourage you to check out my latest SmartBrief  »  Read More

The Trouble with Lies: How to Avoid the Downside of Tribalism

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The best tribes promote choice, connection and competence for all its members. The worst tribe leaders think they’re providing for their members when they are doing just the opposite. Learn how to avoid the trouble with tribes in my SmartBrief article  »  Read More

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