Comic books
The OODA Loop: Your “Lasso of Truth” for Enhanced Decision Making
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What makes Wonder Woman such a fierce warrior? We can chalk it up to her royal lineage or her upbringing as the princess of the Amazons, but it really
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Candor
The Don Rickles School of Praise: When There’s Too Much of a Good Thing
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Last week I wrote about the business case for being nice. I stand by the article and the cited research flaunting the benefits of leadership based in trust
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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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Authenticity
The Case Against Authentic Leadership: Five Ways to Fake It ‘Til You Are It
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Why do people applaud the idea “just be yourself?” In reality, we need to consistently strive to be better then ourselves. Does this make us inauthentic
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Constructive Criticism and Feedback Sandwiches with Bruce Springsteen
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Let me give you a hypothetical situation. An employee comes into your office with a performance issue. You a) Boost his confidence so he has the self-esteem
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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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Making Your Next Civil War More Civil: Captain America on Conflict Resolution Through Frontstabbing
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When I speak with employee relations professionals, they always say that 95% of workplace conflicts are based on a miscommunication. Once they’ve diagnosed
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Emotional intelligence
Taylor Swift on Six Ways to Increase Self-Awareness
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Want to solve most of your leadership issues with one competency? It’s not intelligence, technical skills, or flexibility, although these would be nice.
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Kimmy Schmidt on the Ten Ways to Foster a Culture of Flow
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Do you have any of those annoying colleagues who dare to be consistent beacons of optimism? Whether it is a pre-coffee Monday morning or a post-lunch Friday
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