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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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In addition to job benchmarking as a process to improve your hiring hit rate, we want to share a couple more tips to avoid the pain of “miss” hires. Brad Smart, the creator of Top Grading offers a couple of … 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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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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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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