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Training Animals and People for Extraordinary Performance

The title of a recent Harvard Business Review article caught my attention: “Nearly 40% [of leaders] Never Give Positive Reinforcement”. Wow! That’s pretty remarkable. It’s also remarkably sad, but with all the negative noise around us maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. … Continue reading

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Getting Something For Nothing

Free. Who doesn’t like free – getting something for nothing? It’s a great concept when I’m shopping, but when it comes to employee engagement, getting something for nothing can be a motivation killer. We’ve all experienced them in our career … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Cure Indecisiveness

Arghhh!!! It drives me crazy sometimes when people are so afraid of what might happen that they can’t make a decision. It’s especially frustrating when I’m the indecisive one. Indecisive leaders drive employees crazy. Just make a decision, any decision. … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility. It’s something I frequently hear leaders say they wish they saw more of in their employees. It’s often described as a generational deficiency.  There may be some truth to that. My parents and previous employers probably thought the … Continue reading

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Stop Being So Nice

Recently I’ve been working with a leader struggling to improve the performance of his employees and his company. He’d implemented a number of employee-friendly policies and reward systems, only to have them back-fire. What I discovered was that in his … Continue reading

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