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Why Difficult Conversations Take A Bad Turn… and What To Do About It
By: Aleta Norris

What do you do if you’re having an uncomfortable conversation with your employee and they get mad, blame someone else, deny what you say or start crying? Here is how to handle these four predictable, not-so-great employee reactions to your candid, not-very-comfortable conversation. Read More

Block Time for Your “Big Rocks”
By: John Rutkiewicz

If you identify your most important projects, goals and initiatives, but you don’t make time for them, nothing changes. You’re still trapped in the whirlwind of too much “stuff” to do and the feelings of exasperation, futility and stress that often come with it. Read More

6 Strategies for Managing the Retiring Workforce
By: Patrice McGuire

As the last of the Baby Boomers get ready for retirement, many leaders lack preparedness to make this transition a successful one for both the retiree and the employer. Here are six strategies to help employees near retirement stay engaged and productive rather than coasting through until the end. Read More

Embracing Change - Support Your Employees Through the Four Predictable Emotional Reactions to Change
By: Nancy Lewis

Many years ago, on what started as a typical Monday, I was summoned to the company auditorium of my employer along with a couple of hundred other managers. Little did I know, the lives of so many were about to change dramatically and unexpectedly. Read More

Think 20%: Taming the Whirlwind at Work
By: John Rutkiewicz

John Rutkiewicz shares what he has found to be the greatest risk to our organizations. It’s not a lack of strategy, passion or commitment. The greatest risk to our organizations is… Read More

Why Your Best Employees Leave
By: Glenn Marczewski

You’ve tried adding a foosball table, paying for monthly escape room outings and sports events for your team and increasing 401(k) matching. You still can’t figure out why your employees quit… Read More

The Two Books All Leaders Must Read for 2019
By: Aleta Norris

You've undoubtedly heard the saying, "Leaders are readers," and most of us have read the great leadership classics by authors Steve Covey, Dale Carnegie and Sun Tzu. Here are two of this year's must-read books from authors that are bringing the latest in practical, transformational advice for leaders. Read More

Be The Pack Leader Part Two:
By: Rick Piraino

Coach and facilitator Rick Piraino expands on his last blog post about the leadership lessons he has learned from Cesar Millan of Dog Whisperer fame. Read More

Having the Right Conversation
By: Patrice McGuire

Leaders at all levels often struggle when they need to have accountability conversations with employees. Perhaps you have an employee who isn’t meeting performance expectations. You have several conversations with this individual and their performance hasn’t gotten better. Read More

4 Ways Leadership Involves Change
By: John Rutkiewicz

Leadership requires you to mindfully drive change in ways that engage, motivate and provide deeper enjoyment for your people.  In this week’s post, John Rutkiewicz shares four ways in which you as a leader can foster change in your team and organization. Read More

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