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negative criticism

Negative criticism – how to tell the useful from the useless

Criticism can be hard to take.  Even if it is well-meaning, it can hurt.  And…

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motivate employees

Trying to motivate employees? Watch out for the cobra effect.

Back in 2015, I wrote a post about how situations that were intended to motivate…

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acknowledge

Who are you ignoring? (or why it’s so important to acknowledge others)

A brief chance encounter in an Indian movie theatre illustrates a fundamental principle of leadership that separates exceptional leaders from everyone else. Don’t let its simplicity fool you; it’s more powerful than you may realize!

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behaviour change

What will it (really) take to effect behaviour change in your employees?

One of the questions I get asked very often by leaders is how to effect behaviour change?  Not just for today or tomorrow, but in a way that creates long-term and sustainable change.  The answer is: with short-term actions.  Indeed,

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leading a hybrid team

If you’re leading a hybrid team, watch out for this landmine!

Many of you are discovering that leading a hybrid team is more difficult that leading a virtual team.  Which is why I have been focusing this year on exactly this topic.  So today is Strategy #8 in our ongoing series

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hybrid workplace

Tips for a hybrid workplace: How not to be out of sight, out of mind

As we look forward to the fall, and (fingers-crossed) an in-person return to work and school, most organizations are actually planning for some sort of a hybrid workplace.  A hybrid workplace is one in which some people are in the

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exceptional leadership

When it comes to exceptional leadership, the HOW matters more than the WHAT

A recent call from a regular reader illustrates once again the leadership importance of focusing on the HOW rather than the WHAT. If you don’t, you risk demoralizing your employees!

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virtual leadership

Amp up your virtual leadership by implementing weekly team meetings

As regular readers of the blog know, I have been doing a series of videos since the beginning of this year on how to amp up your virtual leadership skills.  One of the biggest challenges that comes with virtual leadership

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If you are a leader, you are a role model (even if you don’t realize or want it)

No one is flying that much any more, including me, but last month I had reason to get on a plane.  I observed a stellar example of leadership on board that I want to share with everyone.  Regular readers of

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