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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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selling

Selling is everyone’s job. Yes, leaders too!

“I am not a salesperson!” said a client leader recently.  It was in response to my suggestion that he invest energy and effort into “selling” his recommended approach to his boss and peers.  His answer carried a hint of disdain,

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resiliency

What is resiliency? Think rubber ball, not raw egg!

And still it keeps coming!   Back in March 2020, most of us had no idea that the coronavirus pandemic would go on and on.  No matter what you expected, I suspect that it’s been longer than what you thought.  Which

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horrible boss

The horrible boss never praises, only criticizes

If you’ve ever watched the movie The Devil Wears Prada then you likely know what I mean when I talk about the “boss from hell.  In the past, I’ve identified the common traits that characterize horrible bosses.  Here are two

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