Communication
Complaining is Not Catharsis: Choose Sportsmanship Over Purposeless Venting
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Few things bother me more than complaining. I’m not referring to actual complaints, the kind where the individual has a legitimate gripe and would like
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Compassion
Why the Attitude? The Business Case for Being Nice
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I recently received a call from a frustrated CEO who had concerns about his COO. The COO was brash, antagonistic, and exhibiting a pervasively aggressive disposition.
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Are Your Culture Building Initiatives Optional? A Case for Mandatory Participation
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Like most companies, you probably have a number of engagement initiatives that are offered to anyone interested in taking part. Participation is spotty
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Books
Tarzan on the Need for Autonomy
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Whenever I watch a Tarzan movie or read one of the many books, there is always a part of me that wonders why the antagonist doesn’t just leave Tarzan alone.
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Kelly Ripa on Open Communication
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How do you inform your team of organizational changes? Do you give some advanced notice before it is going to take place? Maybe provide a few hints so
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Culture
Can’t Wait for This Brand New Year? The Waiting May Make It Better
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Tom Petty once sang that waiting is the hardest part. Looking ahead to the entertainment slated for 2016, I think he’s right. How can you not eagerly anticipate
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Weekender: Bryan Cranston on Courageous Personal Growth
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Welcome to another edition of leadersayswhat’s the Weekender, a gram of thought to start your weekend on the right track. Why just a gram?
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Yoda on Regulating Your Emotions
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As we continue Star Wars Week, I am making every effort possible to contain my excitement for this weekend’s extravaganza. Like the Jedi Master I yearn
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Was Luke Skywalker the First Millennial? Embrace This Generation to Avoid the Dark Side
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It’s Star Wars Week at leadersayswhat and I could not be more excited. I’ve had my ticket to Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens in IMAX 3-D for weeks (thanks Paul!
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Brainstorming
The Four Ways Chris Farley Can Make You More Creative
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For those of us comedy nerds, the new biopic, I Am Chris Farley, was something special. There wasn’t necessarily anything I did not already know, but it
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