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Top 10 Ways to Handle Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations Very few people enjoy confrontation of any kind. Most people do anything they can to avoid it. The fallout from conversations gone wrong is not pretty – trust and intimacy suffer, while resentment and misunderstanding build. But it is possible to improve the

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Are You a Catalyst Leader? Here’s How To Become One

Webster’s dictionary defines a catalyst as ‘an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.’ In business, a catalyst leader is no different. It is someone who ignites action in others. That stimulus might jump-start a change in an inefficient process, spawn a new

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CHANGE QUIZ: How Well Do You Cope with Change?

Change is inevitable and even a positive thing in many cases. After all, you can’t grow if you’re standing still in your comfort zone. However, mental health professionals recognize that even positive change can create stress. But whether change is your own making or forced

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6 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

Stress is integral to work. It’s the fuel that gets things done. Job stress within your comfort zone helps you stay focused, energetic and able to meet new challenges. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation or alert to avoid mistakes.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

You’ve heard that ‘teamwork makes the dream work.’ It might surprise you to learn that it took me some time to learn this lesson. Early in my consultant career, I took everything on myself. I happily built up my business and was confident taking care

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Too Many Bosses, Not Enough Leaders

You got the title, the business card, maybe even the corner office. Well done! You have all the trappings of a leader. Around the office, people listen to you, other people report to you, you have a “seat at the table,” as they say. You’ve

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Planning Kick Butt Retreats

Many times retreats are held for the wrong reasons or are labeled as a “retreat” when truly it’s just a company party, picnic, team get together, or executive briefing session. In this article, we will help you discover when a retreat is a good idea for your business, what type of retreat is appropriate and what format you should follow to plan a retreat that has a positive impact for your business.

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5 Advantages of Managing Business Ethics

Nearly 20% of Harvard’s 2009 MBA class signed the MBA Oath which states that they will act responsibly, ethically and for the greater good of society rather than striving for only their personal ambitions. At Columbia Business School, all students pledge to honor a code which states they will not lie, cheat or steal OR tolerate anyone who does.

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