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Wires Crossed compliments of WSJ He bought his wife a beautiful orange scarf (his favorite color), but orange definitely was not her color. The leader measured her success in pay raises, so that’s how she rewarded her best performer, only … Continue reading

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Introverts are different from extroverts! It’s easy to turn them on and ratchet up their performance. First, introverts are thinkers. This means they are problem solvers; they have good and well developed ideas. But they don’t tend to come forward … Continue reading

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Happy workers perform better! Or do they? Doesn’t it all depend? There is the employee who is an independent, goal-oriented, hard-working self-starter who finds happiness at work when given challenging assignments, left alone to accomplish them, and rewarded based on … Continue reading

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Leaders who strive for perfection deny top performance. Here’s why. The leader sets unrealistic expectations for others, so they fail. When they fail the manager heaps criticism onto them. The leader is sensitive to the need for perfection, and insensitive … Continue reading

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For some leaders the goal is perfection. If you’re not one, you know one. It’s impossible to be the perfect leader and trying is certain to lead to failure . . . absolutely certain. Expectations of the “perfect” leader are … Continue reading

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At their best, leaders who are a “people-person” are persuasive, they are motivators, they inspire employees to follow, to work hard, and do a good job. The people-person likes people and wants to be liked, but taken too far the … Continue reading

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What if you tell the truth up front? The change will be hard on all of us. Our jobs will change. We’ll all have to learn new things. Then more will be expected of us. It may be painful and … Continue reading

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“This change will make things better for YOU.” Nobody believes you, no matter who you are. Nobody believes you, no matter what you say. Nobody believes you, no matter how you say it. Why? Everybody has been trained to be … Continue reading

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Award winning author, Lois Frankel PhD, has researched the differences in how men and women prefer to communicate whether at work or at home.  Of course the punch line is to better understand these differences and communicate to these preferences. … Continue reading

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What motivates high performers? Beating last month’s goals, helping the team be successful, getting recognized for achievements in person, learning new skills, facing new challenges, overcoming adversity, creating a solution to a big problem. We could go on, but you … Continue reading

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