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Monthly Archives: January 2017

5 Mistakes Leaders Make When It Comes to Promoting High Potentials

There are two moments that stand out in the minds of experienced leaders. They are the first time they promoted someone into management and the day they had to tell that person, “Things aren’t working out.” But what is most troublesome to these leaders is the fact that they know, deep down inside; this person […]

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How to Refrain From Being a Demanding Boss

Today’s WSJ featured an article titled, How to Manage a Demanding Boss. The advice given to employees of demanding bosses requires employees to do whatever is necessary to work around bosses whose behavior is doing more harm than good. I wish the Journal instead had published a piece on How to Refrain From Being a […]

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Employees Have Dreams Too

Who could forget Martin Luther King, Jr’s., “I Have A Dream” speech? Yet everyday, we forget that employees have dreams as well. Here are but a few of the dreams that employees everywhere are having. A better life. Who doesn’t dream of having a better life? Yet as I look at the world of work from the […]

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How to Maximize Talent and Productivity

I was recently asked by a CEO as to what I thought were the key qualities in maximizing and optimizing talent. I thought sharing my answer would be helpful for those of you who are looking to increase productivity and profitability in your own organizations, which is probably just about everyone! First you have to […]

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How I Became An Expert In the Workplace, Courtesy of Bill O’Reilly

I didn’t set out to be an expert on sex in the workplace. It happened by circumstance. In early 2004, I was invited to appear on The O’Reilly Factor, which airs on the Fox News station. The topic was sex in the office. Bill asked for my opinion as to whether or not I thought sex […]

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How to Prevent Others from Poaching Your Talent

Many of you are enjoying the last day of your winter holiday break, while others are out there actively stealing your talent. If you only do one thing this year, let that be creating a force field around your organization that will prevent others from successfully plucking your talent out. I’ve just written an executive […]

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