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Creating Buy-In for Leadership Development

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Some people are insulted when the opportunity for leadership development is presented. “They must think something is wrong with me” is a typical reaction, especially for those who have a strong need to be right. Whether the issue with an employee is one of grooming for greater managerial responsibilities vs intervention (e.g., great technical skills […]

A Leadership Observation Nobody Talks About

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We’ve become a politically correct society…perhaps to a fault. For example, we do not bring up religion or politics when it comes to job performance. After all, what difference should that make anyway, right? Wrong. That observation, at least in part, does not always work. The observation I wish to share has to do with […]

The Best Way to Hire and Fire

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If you include in your hiring interview a certain, specific message, it will make firing easier, cleaner, and less legally imposing. Efficient leadership of this nature is goal directed with appropriate compassion. The specific message in question typically follows the description and perks of the job. It’s called consequences, and you get to use that […]

When the Female Voice Literally Undermines Leadership

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Whether “vocal fry” or “little girl voice,” these vocal delivery styles are hurting even the most aspiring females in our corporate world. First, the “little girl voice” includes some hesitancy along with a manipulated breath at an unnatural pitch for a woman.  It unintentionally invites a response that causes the young woman to feel others […]

When the Male Voice Literally Undermines Leadership

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Rarely have I had a workshop where constructive feedback did not include some aspect of the participant’s voice. In the case of males in leadership positions, this criticized voice quality is usually of a compensatory nature: Loud and demanding or commanding. Worse yet, it’s what that voice quality symbolizes that undermines the person’s credibility. It […]

Work and Home: Compartmentalizing Your Life

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I’ll get straight to the point. Try if you like, but you cannot compartmentalize your life. Work affects home, and home affects work. So, if your goal is to become a better leader, then become a better lover. No, not THAT kind. I’m talking about compassion, choosing arguments wisely, refrain from holding grudges, don’t create […]

Two Basic Must-Haves to Building a Culture of Trust

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Building a culture of trust in any organization requires engagement of a nature with fellow employees that inspires credibility. First, it does not matter how remarkable your action items you share with others unless you personally communicate in a way that creates buy-in. People high in emotional intelligence consistently create buy-in, but many people still […]

See What You Get Back from This Cool 1-Minute Survey!

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As Doc Holly approaches her retirement years, she’s been focusing more on ways to gift her graduates and other who share this common interest (and desire) with tools that deepen and enrich all their relationships. With trust as the cornerstone of rock-solid relationships, marriages and organizations are only as good as the trustworthy people and […]

Oxytocin and Trust: Worried You Don’t Have The “Right Chemistry?”

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There are articles going viral suggesting in order to have a sense of comfort trusting others, you have to have a certain oxytocin level present within your bloodstream. For decades psychologists and other behavioral scientists have known that when we practice new behaviors, we influence our body chemistry and brain wave activity. These scientists can […]

When your relationships at work improve due to investing in your leadership development, your relationships at home will show similar gains. Here’s “living” proof:

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“I attended this workshop in November of 2015. I went into it with an open mind but wondered what was so significant about this “tool” that would give me more insight into leadership that I hadn’t already learned in my 32 years in the workforce….I wish I could have gone through this experience with Holly […]