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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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Hire for attitude, not skills

When it comes to recruiting employees, I always say that I would much rather hire for attitude rather than for skills.  You see, for the most part, skills are teachable … but a positive can-do attitude is either there or

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Yea-sayer or nay-sayer – what’s your tendency?

There are some people who look for problems, and some who look for solutions.  I call the former nay-sayers, and the latter yea-sayers.  Which one are you?  Before you answer, let me explain. In the workplace, each one of us

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Resilient people have an attitude of gratitude, even during tough times

I’ve blogged previously about how important it is to build resilient employees, but my guest blogger today wrote the book on the subject! I am delighted that Patricia Morgan, my professional colleague and friend, is here to discuss the topic

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Build resiliency in your employees

As leaders we care about our employees’ intellectual capital, and even their social capital. But we don’t always concern ourselves with our employees’ psychological capital. We should. If you aren’t sure what these three phrases mean, an easy way to

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