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Tours of Duty: A New Way of Working

There's a wave coming. You sense it when your competitor beats you to market with that inventive product or highly efficient way of doing business. Or, you sense the wave when your top performer in marketing, in whom you have invested by sending them to that prestigious, pricey leadership program, leaves suddenly to join a [...]

By |2016-10-19T15:53:10-04:00August 14th, 2013|Leader Tools|0 Comments

Tools for Focusing on Staff Strengths

I made the case previously that, as a leader, it benefits you and your team to focus energy on finding and encouraging staff strengths rather than on cataloging their deficits. By now, it is well documented that results of this more positive approach to coaching employees include enhanced motivation and higher performance and productivity. I [...]

By |2016-10-19T15:53:10-04:00June 14th, 2013|Leader Tools|0 Comments

How to Coach: Focus on Staff Strengths

There is a saying that wherever you focus your attention determines your reality and results. As a leader, if you focus on poor worker performance, you will surely find it. It follows that feedback to workers will likely emphasize their gaps, not strengths. Constructive feedback may motivate people in the short-term, but if you want [...]

By |2016-10-19T15:53:11-04:00June 12th, 2013|Leader Tools|0 Comments
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