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thinking ahead

Thinking ahead in sidewalk construction … and in leadership

A few days ago, I watched a couple of workers put down a sidewalk just…

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teamwork

Teamwork: Lessons from the Meerkat

This article on teamwork was previously published on May 23, 2019 and has been updated…

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resilient employees

Confident employees are resilient employees

In my last video blog, I explained the six competencies that, if deliberately nurtured in…

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develop resiliency

To develop resiliency, start with empathy

Today’s blog post continues with our video tip series on tools to develop resiliency in your people.  One of the most overlooked aspects of the resilience skill set is the ability to cultivate empathy — both self-compassion and empathy for

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become more resilient

Your employees will become more resilient if you do what you can to reduce uncertainty

In our current video series, I’ve been sharing strategies on how to help your employees become more resilient.  Today is Strategy #4, and the tip is to share as much information as you can to reduce uncertainty. Reduce uncertainty by

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comfort zone

What will it take to step outside your comfort zone (or bungee jump naked)?

I often blog about the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone, of taking calculated risks.  In this post last year – Does risk-taking scare you? – I wrote about the farmer who was asked whether he planted wheat for

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proactive

Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready: the value of being proactive

A unexpected lesson in leadership from the hip-hop (rap) culture. Really! Merge explains.

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workplace resiliency

Workplace resiliency goes up when you let your employees make decisions

In my last video post on workplace resiliency, I told you about the importance of helping your people feel like they’re in control, and I gave you the simple, yet powerful, strategy of finding ways for them to take action. 

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build resiliency

To build resiliency in your employees, let them take action

Today’s post is episode number two in our new series on tools to build resiliency in your employees. In our last episode, I gave you the metaphor of helping your employees become more rubber balls and less raw eggs. Today

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