Effective Conflict Resolution: Bury the Skeletons

Because team members are individuals first – with strong opinions – and team members second, disagreements and conflicts are to be expected as projects progress. Sometimes, conflicts are not talked through to the point of collaboration and become skeletons in the company closet, rattling

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Leadership: Success, Chance and Risk

There are elements of chance and risk in every success we enjoy. Interestingly enough, both words have negative and positive contexts. Chance is defined as the inability to predict, understand, or control events. Looking at it from the probability or possibility viewpoint, any happening

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Time Management: The Producer’s Mindset

The first time I thought of the phrase “The Producer’s Mindset” I knew instinctively what it meant. So I was shocked when a person in a seminar asked me what I meant by the phrase. I was even more shocked when I stumbled to

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Professional Changes: Tune Up Your Engine

When your car is sputtering and stalling it is easy to open the hood, look around, check the oil, wiggle a few belts, check some connections and proclaim “It’s beyond me.” Our economy is sputtering and stalling and most people don’t have the foggiest

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Competence: Determination to Win

I have often wondered about the components of self-esteem. In my search for higher self-esteem, I had an “Ah-Ha” moment when I realized that every time I conquered something or had a monumental task and finished it, my self-esteem went up. So, self-esteem comes

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Stress Management and the Holidays

My Christmas stress management tips are simple. As you have undoubtedly experienced in the past, this time of year produces unique stress tied to the decision making process. How much time do you spend deciding to trim your yard in multi-colored lights or just

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