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Real Power Lies in Positivity

Tough negotiators are just that: tough. The real strength, and power, lies in positivity. I’ve been writing about the power of leadership positivity. Did you know that negotiators who strategically display an authentic positivity are more likely to gain concessions and close deals?
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Boredom at Work: 6 Tips to Change It

Boredom at work may be more common than we let on. I hear from some of the clients I coach that not every day is filled with excitement and passion for their work. Although they may be doing what they love in careers they’ve worked long and hard for, sometimes tasks are routine. Others may […]
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Leadership Communication and the Trust Filter

No matter how clear you think you are as a leader, people don’t always perceive you the way you intend to be perceived. Effective leadership communication requires leaders to manage perceptions by understanding the lenses through which they are viewed. And the trust filter is one of the first and most important you should be […]
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How and Why We Need to Play at Work

It’s obvious that play outside of work  ̶  through sports, games, family activities and community functions – is essential. For example, golf is widely practiced by executives. Social and business connections happen when you spend time with others playing sports. What is less obvious is our need to play at work, as we work. Play […]
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Renewing Yourself: The Power of Play

I’ve been writing about the challenges of innovations that are coming in the future of work and it seems to me that it’s overwhelming to imagine a world not yet invented. One of the most powerful ways to meet challenges, however, is to clear the mind with play. In my opinion, most of us are […]
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Coaching with the Toxic Leadership Correction Plan

How do organizations correct toxic leadership and toxic behaviors once it infects a business? Is it ever too late for a prevention plan? Is transformation possible in the face of pervasive toxicity? Many case studies have proved that change is possible, but it requires a major shift in assumptions and engagement in coaching/training. In my […]
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Toxic Leaders and Workplaces: Waiting for “Really Bad”

In some ways having a toxic leader can spur positive action. It’s a shame, but often bad behavior has to get really bad before anyone is motivated to speak up. Trauma often opens doors. Sometimes a situation has to deteriorate before people shout “Enough!” By the time HR, the executive board, the senior team and […]
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Do You Have a Leadership Conversational Style?

What’s your leadership conversational style? I’m learning more about the fine art of leadership conversations in Judith E. Glaser’s book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results. If you’re a leader, you know how important it is to be able to influence others, inspire them to take action, and drive business […]
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Dan Gilbert on the New Science of Happiness

As a follow-up to my series of blog spots on the new science of happiness, I reviewed an interesting playlist of TED talks on the topic. One of my favorites is this one from Dan Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and author, who asks, “Why Are We Happy?” Gilbert makes the point that we can create our […]
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Leaders: 5 Ways to Boost Your Happiness

You have more control over your happiness than you may think. As a leader, your level of happiness will influence and affect those you lead. Happiness contributes to your success. It turns out that some individuals are genetically wired to be happier. But if you’re not among them, what can you do to improve your […]
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