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  • Focus on the 'Why" of a Job

    I'm a huge fan of Simon Sinek, the popular TED-talk personality and speaker on how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change.

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  • Engage, Connect Workers

    We hear it often. Managers asking us "What the heck do employees want?" "They don't seem to care." "How do I get them engaged?"

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  • No Room For Toxic Workers

    The team and I were talking about a bad apple the other day. We weren’t talking about a holiday fruit basket either. We’re talking about that disruptive person with a bad attitude that is bringing everyone down around them. Bad apples are negative people, who don’t do their fair share of the work, who are chronically unhappy and emotionally unstable. They tend to bully or attack others. They can be “toxic” and can cause an organization to spiral downward. At one of our client sites, we fo…

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  • The “Helicopter Parent” phenomenon

    Helicopter parenting refers to "a style of parents who are over focused on their children," says Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders near Detroit and author of Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide. "They typically take too much responsibility for their children's experiences and, specifically, their successes or failures."…

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  • Chart Your Path to Getting Away From Work

    There is the wisdom of ensuring the use of time allotted for relaxation and fun. Everyone needs time to decompress. According to research firm Harris Interactive, employees only use 51 percent of their eligible paid vacation.…

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