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A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a leader, it is your responsibility to create a climate that fosters collaboration between team members.  As regular readers of the blog know, I am often drawn to

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Authority Magazine: How to give honest feedback without being hurtful

A short while ago, staff at Authority Magazine posed this question to me – How can you give employees honest feedback without being hurtful?  While that was the initial question, the interview posed several more questions, some about me, and

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manage your workload

Efficiently manage your workload by planning out your week

I’m back today with another instalment in our series on productivity tools for leaders.  Today’s idea is a very simple, yet powerful, way to optimize and manage your workload.  Take time at the beginning of the week to plan out

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Want to be more persuasive? Become more likeable

If you’re going to be successful in your career, you need to be exceptional at selling. Not necessarily products and services, but, perhaps more importantly, your ideas, your points of view and yourself.  But how persuasive you are depends on

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getting stuff done

Difficulty getting stuff done? Block your schedule

Today we’re up to strategy #17 in our ongoing video series on getting stuff done, tools to make leaders more productive in the limited time we seem to have.  Today’s tip is to block your schedule. Block your schedule Blocking

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Exceptional leaders know when to change course

Normally, persistence and tenacity are good characteristics in a leader.  But sometimes they can actually be a weakness.  There are situations when it is more important for leaders to observe and listen, and if the current path is not taking

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