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

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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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We are very excited to kick off 2014 with our complimentary “Inspiring Leader Teleconference” (formerly called Inspiring Women Teleconference) featuring Anna Richo, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Belgium with U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, … Continue reading

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As leaders we all face people and business challenges that require mental toughness.  So what does that mean, understanding that it’s all in the eye of the beholder, right? A recent article about this subject by Amy Morin suggested mentally … Continue reading

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In a 2012 follow up to a 2005 research study, “leadership development remained the #1 reason for hiring a coach.” However, in 2012, “executive presence makes a surprising debut as the #2 reason for coaching.” This is not an unexpected finding for those … 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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