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Enjoy this weekend of great celebration with your family and friends!  Martha Forlines                                

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     For those of you that are linked up with me on LinkedIn or like the Belief System Institute on Facebook, you know, I am a big fan of Daniel Goleman’s body of work on emotional intelligence (EQ) . … Continue reading

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  Think about “nirvana” at work – your team is humming with energy, happy to find the best solutions for your customers, collaborating with each other seamlessly about creative ways to grow the business and you are their trusted advisor … Continue reading

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Finding the right people for the right jobs can be challenging.  It’s a whole lot less arduous using benchmarking tools and Top Grading tools…so let’s assume you’ve got your new “star” employee on the rolls…now what? Best practice onboarding can make the … Continue reading

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I can assure you, I’ve done it – made really bad hiring decisions.  The current data indicates miss-hiring can cost you, the company up to 3 times the base salary for that open position.  NOW that I have your attention…my valued business … Continue reading

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One critical skill for leadership success that repeatedly comes up for my coaching clients is active listening. With your work demanding more of you as a leader, often times with fewer resources and less people, somehow the art of active listening suffers. … Continue reading

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Accountability for delivering on your plan for 2014 is one of your most important roles. It requires many management skills to hold your employees accountable. And the truth is, holding your folks accountable is your choice. There are 2 HUGE problems … Continue reading

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An executive story. He goes to the doctor. Cancer. Two years and he’s gone. His wife vows never to go to the doctor again—“I’ll hear something I don’t won’t to hear.” She gets sick. No doctor. Gets worse. No doctor. … Continue reading

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The “how to” for any leadership skill will not work without dealing with the things that get in the way!  So what gets in the way? For most every leadership skill, the “how to” is a short list of simple … Continue reading

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