Category Archives: leadership

Getting a Grip

You want results, and you are not getting them.  You try everything…but you just end up dragging people “kicking and screaming” to do the things you think they should be doing.  They resist, and roadblocks surface where you least expect … Continue reading

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Civility is More than Good Manners

Defining Civility It may be easier to define civility by first considering what incivility looks like, since it is these behaviors that are obvious and problematic.  Generally, incivility consists of  personal attacks, rudeness, disrespectful comments, and aggressive behaviors that disrupt work … Continue reading

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Three Rs of doing more with less

The first months of a new year is an opportune time to cultivate and harness new energy – out with the old, in with the new!  It is a natural time to recalibrate.  It is the right time to zero … Continue reading

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2011 Favourite posts

Two posts for 2011 were tracking closely for the top spot.  In first place was  As Welcome as the Flowers in Spring, which describes a positive and respectful workplace experience with images of spring and fall flowers.  This became the most viewed. A … Continue reading

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When you need to do more with less, delegating is critical

If you are reluctant to delegate, the time has come to change your management style.  Most work environments will be required to make do with current resources and, in many cases, will need to do more with less.  In a … Continue reading

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From Conflict to Win/Win

When conflict occurs, it may be a high voltage moment, entirely unanticipated.  In reality, this is probably not the case as unresolved tensions will, inevitably, result in conflict.  It may even   be predictable since people are often in competition with … Continue reading

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