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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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When to Abandon a Strategy

We put a lot of time into business plans and strategies. Who would want to abandon or radically change something that so much work went into and yet, most successful companies do just that. Strategies seldom work out as they … 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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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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