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I was recently talking with an associate about the direction they were receiving from their new executive leadership. The leader was very clear about his […]

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Recently a client had received feedback from team members that he was not approachable. “What”, he asked, “Can I do differently?” SLOW DOWN, I told him.

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Owners who concentrate on the little things to the detriment of the big things create a culture of mistrust that ultimately becomes demotivating.

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When Nature and Calendars Aren’t in Sync… When you’re feeling tired and like you just want to run away or hibernate, know that it is nature talking.

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I think I love Netflix for their lessons in management. Their recent actions can be examined through a number of lenses, including decision making, knowing your customers, or communications (as well as a few others, I’m sure).

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Leadership and Steve Jobs

by Margo Boster

It is widely accepted that Steve Jobs was an incredible visionary who changed the world. But was Steve Jobs a good leader?

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In our last blog we talked about “Dave” and how he was no longer able to work at the client’s site. Jane and the company for which they worked felt that Dave had a lot of good qualities and could benefit from some leadership development. When Jane and I discussed how to best approach this, she was interested in the use of assessments to support Dave on his long term career path.

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One of our client who we will call Jane was concerned about how to deal with the new project manager, Dave (not his real name), who was hired to support their important clients. Everything was going well for about 3 or 4 weeks when suddenly – wham! – the client said they no longer wanted Dave to work on the project.

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Are you an Expert?

by Margo Boster

A friend recently asked for advice about a co-worker who we’ll call Steve. Steve, a Program Manager for a large government program, frequently complained about […]

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Balance

by Margo Boster

Balance – I found myself using that word quite regularly over the past week. At work, I talked with my team members about balancing the […]

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