Leadership! Why is it so hard?

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It’s just that simple. You matter and relationships matters in big and small ways. Every time you think I am not getting enough from my people, My team is not aligned, I am withholding my contribution(s) because I don’t feel appreciated… or I’m misunderstood or feel attacked; I can’t get anyone to buy into my ideas, hire, promote or pay …

3 Signs You’re Addicted To Being Overwhelmed?

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Do you find yourself multi-tasking all the time? Even when you’re with others do you check yourself constantly grabbing your phone when it beeps? Do you find yourself feeling anxious anytime you have a break? Is your mind consumed with trying to figure out what you forgot or searching for the next thing to do? As you get busy do …

Goodbye 2014 Hello 2015

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Goodbye 2014 and hello to magnificent opportunities in 2015. Every year I spend the last two weeks of December really thinking about the previous 11 and a half months and what I want to happen for the next 12 months. Tonight, January 1, is the last night of my remembrance of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Tonight’s ceremony was about “Imani” …

News flash: Your Boss and HR aren’t engaged either

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When it comes to employee engagement there’s been so much written and discussed it was easy to overlook one glaring fact. The two groups responsible for solving the problem are suffering from it too. So here’s a message to every CEO. “You’ve got a REALLY BIG PROBLEM” if you care anything about the impact of disengaged employees. My advice start …

Who I Am IS Enough

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Did you know we get over 80,000 messages every day telling us who we are, what’s acceptable behavior and how we should treat others?  Most of us don’t consciously pay too much attention to these messages.  But years and years of research demonstrates these messages do have an effect.  For women just think about the messages we receive about beauty. …

10 Reasons Why Companies Get Employee Engagement Wrong!

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What is the single biggest thing that companies get wrong with employee engagement? This was a group posting on LinkedIn. As I read through the comments, I realized there were about 10 reasons listed why senior leadership and HR that can’t answer this question. Why does this matter? You might ask, especially given all the other priorities on your “to …

4 Toxic Personalities sure to make your life a living hell

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Andy and Lynne, two people who dream about having an amazing career and to be able to enjoy what having a great career brings. I’ve worked with a lot of leaders and leader want-a-be’s.  Whether they own their own business or work for a Fortune 100 company there are 4 ways about 50% of professionals sabotage their careers.  The following …

5 Reasons You’re Destine to Fail at Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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The numbers don’t bode well for most people.  By the time you read this post nearly one-third of you will have already failed at keeping your New Year’s Resolution.       45% of us will make New Year’s Resolutions or goals Only 8% will successfully achieve their New Years’ Resolutions or goals.  Of the 45% who will make a …

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

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Ever wonder what it would take to increase your chances of achieving your New Year’s Resolutions? The odds are certainly against you.  Psychology Today magazine reports nearly 50% will make at least one New Year’s Resolution but only 8% will actually achieve them.  If you’ve been around me for a while you know I study this question of what’s the …