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You Don’t Really Love Me – I’m Leaving!

I occasionally joke in training programs when the topic of motivation comes up, that being married does not motivate people to stay married. Many folks (OK, more men than women, but that’s just been my experience; yours may differ) think that marrying someone is the best indication of “I love […]

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The 10 Commandments of the Mid-Level Manager

The 10 Commandments have served as a code of conduct by which we can live a moral life. Wouldn’t it be interesting (and make organizational life a little simpler) to have 10 Commandments for Mid-Level Managers? See if the following help with professional effectiveness and clarity. As a Mid-Level Manager, […]

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Your Company Culture – It’s About the LEADER

Corporate culture is the company’s value system. It flows from one place only — the top. Changing a culture is an evolution, not a process and not an event. Impatience will not serve anyone well. Patience is a requirement. The corporate culture can not change unless the LEADER changes, or unless […]

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How “Heraclitus” of You

A while back, I was meeting with a client and we were talking about our work together. It focused on the nature of change and how it was impacting his organization and the executive team. He quoted a Greek philosopher, saying that the man was best known for expressing the notion that […]

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Change Takes 3

Every organization I’ve ever worked with comes to a point where the status quo, a place where things stay the same doesn’t feel competitive or energizing. The folks at the top company try to change and improve things. The successful ones may do it right, or they may just be lucky. The problem is […]

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Now is the Time to Raise the Bar for ALL Employees

The old 80-20 Rule is alive and well in the way that most managers manage their employees. Many think that only 20% of their direct reports are of “go-to” caliber. Even with the current economic downturn, a model popularized by Jack Welsh many years ago at GE (that 20% of […]

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Leadership and Conflict

I conducted a program on Conflict Resolution this morning and found myself thinking about the conversations I overheard. Participants assessed their preferred style; the behavior of the employees involved, and explored how to work toward a more successful outcome. If you buy Covey’s assessment, that leadership is value based, what […]

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Leading Diversity – How Do You Look?

The participants in today’s program on Maximizing the Performance of Diverse Teams (sponsored by the MD Chamber of Commerce and co-facilitated with Sheela Murthy) wanted ideas about how to impact their leaders about diversity and inclusion. Many wonder if it truly valued. They don’t see observable behaviors at the top […]

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