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Leadership Communication

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An interesting article related to leadership communication is worth a share. This was posted @ASTD Training – the Buzz: Training News From Around the World on 03/24/2014. Leadership and (a Lack of) Communication Forbes, 03/13/14, Hedges, Kristi  The vast majority of complaints HR departments receive can be traced to one common factor: – miscommunication. Indeed, the need for those in leadership roles to develop strong communication skills remains an issue in many of today’s workplaces, yet communication skills (or a ...

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Are You Paying Too High a Price?

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ave you ever had a friend or loved one come out of the closet? Have you ever stopped and thought about how long they were denying or suppressing a part of themselves before they came out? Recently I had a loved one make this announcement and it made me wonder how many years they had known but were too afraid to let others know. How long do we doubt or second guess ourselves, not wanting to face a realization of ...

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New Years Resolutions Don’t Work!!

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dmit it how many times have you started the New Year making those resolutions, only a month later to have abandoned them! Yeah I know things start out well and you’re sure things are going to be different this time. You tell yourself this year I will succeed, I can feel it!

You make an effort the first few weeks to accomplish those resolutions, but then slowly things creep up that bring up those wonderful excuses like: “Just this once I ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and being conscious of all the blessings we have in our life. In our everyday lives we have so much to do and be responsible for that we often lose sight of how much we have to be grateful for: the people that enrich our earthly experience, laughing with a friend, the wind whistling through the trees, the birds singing, our health and well-being, families love and support, ...

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Guidelines for the Annual Review

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nnual reviews are often treated with disdain, like old laundry that no one ever gets around to cleaning. Why do we dread these conversations so much? The theory around annual reviews is to summarize the past year’s performance, align expectations, and begin the goal setting process for the upcoming year. Sometimes there is a monetary increase in pay or bonus associated with the annual review based on performance and ultimately the corporation’s financial status. ...

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Now to Wow – Living the Life You Imagine Workshop

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o you feel that time is ticking away and you are not at the place where you thought you would be at this point in your life? Have you ever thought that life is passing you by and you are missing opportunities to express yourself? Is your life lacking meaning and purpose?

Come join us for an incredible 4 week workshop which is based on the premise that “You have everything within you to lead the kind of life you desire”. We ...

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Change Happens!

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ife moves so fast these days and we are constantly shifting and working to balance all the responsibilities we have: working, families, elder parents, 2nd jobs, laundry, exercising, shopping, eating, and the list goes on and on. It seems we never stop…. like little energizer bunnies we just keep moving! Along with the fast pace of life also comes changes that we are constantly dealing with; no wonder we are stressed out!

Take a quick second and think what your life ...

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Leaving Behind Toxic Waste

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The other day while driving down the freeway a truck pulled up behind me and flashed their lights. There was a car in front of me but I pulled over immediately to let this person go by, as they were obviously in a hurry to go somewhere. Then the truck accelerated to the next car’s bumper and started flashing their lights for them to move out of their way. I thought they would hit the bumper of the car yet they ...

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Whole People

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The concept of Holistic Leadership has been around a while, and the late Dr. Covey incorporated this principle into his teachings, such as in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His life was dedicated to bringing Principle Centered Leadership into business and he was highly successful at doing this. From defining values in a Time Management class to define priorities, to learning how to renew ourselves in body, mind and spirit, which he called Sharpening the Saw.

We all go to work every day ...

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Coaching for Training Transfer

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Last week I did a presentation for ASTD about how trainers can utilize coaching skills to help them increase the training transfer of participants. In the United States corporations spend 210 billion annually on training employees. Yet according to the U.S. Business Leadership Review only a small portion of learning is actually transferred to the workplace. After the training program takes place about 62% is transferred, this reduces to 44% application after 6 months, further dropping down to 20-30% after ...

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