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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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What is your worth at work?

Do you believe your worth is recognized in your workplace? After my father passed away, I was clearing out the basement of his house.  I found an old metal beaten-up trunk tucked away in a corner, one that I actually

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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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shipped list

Celebrate your “shipped list” for 2021

It was eleven years ago this month that I first blogged about a “shipped list”, a concept that comes from best-selling author Seth Godin.  Godin talks about shipping, not shipping of products to a destination, but rather the “shipping” of

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Don’t forget to praise those who work behind the scenes

I admit it, I love watching television shows that have to do with cooking and food.  Not because I’m very good at the former, but because I love the latter!  Viewing these programs has given me an appreciation of the

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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 people to take specific action inadvertently incented them to act in the absolute opposite way.  The question of course was what that meant to you,

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