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How to Encourage your Team

Recently I have observed people being awkward around my cancer diagnosis. It appears people find it hard to ‘say the right thing’. Leaders, we are also faced with situations where saying the right thing may not be easy. Encouragement is much easier when a clear and favorable outcome is possible. When encouraging team members, colleagues […]

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Would you get Applause from your Customers?

    I was on my way to an appointment at a large manufacturing company a few months ago. As I walked toward the door, an employee stormed out of the front office, slamming the door and muttering loudly about what he thought of the company. The receptionist ignored me for several minutes while talking […]

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Perfection in the Workplace

What is your definition of perfection? Perfection in yourself, perfection with your performance, perfection in your team’s performance and perfection in your boss? I paraphrase what Sheldon Bowles, friend of and co-author with Kenneth Blanchard, says about perfection in his foreword to Ken Blanchard’s book Zap the Gaps! :  “Perfection exists when there is no […]

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Getting up to Speed

I bought a new car last year. It has been fun feeling the car respond, listening to the silent purr of a new engine. Give me an open road and I’m tempted to see how quickly I could get from 0 to 80mph. OK, I live in Portland, so that is unrealistic, but I do […]

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