Tag Archives: Employee Engagement

Growing Big, Staying Small

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. – Henry Ford In his book, It’s Not About the Coffee, Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks International, recounts a fascinating story … Continue reading

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Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook and Why it Matters

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome – Samuel Johnson Leaders understand that obstacles are a part of the landscape on the road to success. But how many leaders are self-aware enough to realize … Continue reading

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Four Ruts That Will Sink Your Leadership

Years ago when the western U.S. was being settled, roads were often just wagon tracks. These rough trails posed serious problems for those who journeyed them. On one of these winding paths was posted a sign which read: ”Avoid this … Continue reading

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The ‘Yes Men’ Disconnect and How it Hurts Your Leadership

Very few big executives want to be surrounded by ‘yes’ men – Burton Bigelow I heard a somewhat humorous account some years back about the Biblical story of David and Goliath. When the Israelites came up against Goliath all the … Continue reading

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Why Do Your Employees Hate You? Guest Blog Post by Elizabeth Stincelli

“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.” … Continue reading

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Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook: And Why it Matters

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome – Samuel Johnson Leaders understand that obstacles are a part of the landscape on the road to success. But how many leaders are self-aware enough to realize … Continue reading

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Four Ways Leaders Can Foster Cooperation

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. – Theodore Roosevelt Charles Osgood told the story of two ladies who lived in a convalescent center. Each had suffered an incapacitating … Continue reading

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