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facilitator

The leader as a facilitator – are you a lifeboat or a lighthouse?

As a manager, your job is to get things done.  But as a leader, your mission now becomes to get things done through other people.  And many times, what that really means is that you have to be a facilitator

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compassionate workplace

Here’s how you can create a compassionate workplace

If you’ve heard me speak in recent years, you’ve heard me say that being compassionate is one of the most important skills that leaders need today.  Certainly, living through the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to this, but our demographics have

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become resilient

To help your people become resilient, encourage human connection

Today’s post is another tip in our ongoing video series on how to help your employees become resilient.  Back in Strategy #9, I shared the six competencies that lead to greater emotional and mental resiliency.  Today, I want to delve

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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 outside my office window.  They poured in concrete, and carefully leveled the surface until it was perfectly smooth.  And then, much to my surprise, they

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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 your people, would lead to greater emotional and mental resiliency.  In today’s post, I’d like to focus on one specific characteristic of resilient employees that

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build resilience

Train your people to build resilience in themselves

I’ve been focusing all this year on tools to help you help your employees build resilience.  Today’s tip is to give your people training to help them increase their own competency in building resilience.  Let me explain. Train your people

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