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6 Strategies to Build Lasting Trust (Part 2)

September 18, 2017

Are you instinctively suspicious when someone says the words, “Trust me.”? I am. And it’s not just because I have been burned by people who told me to trust them. It’s because real trust is…read more

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6 Strategies to Build Lasting Trust (Part 1)

September 11, 2017

There are two approaches to building trust: the fast track and the slow road. Together, they can create a bridge to powerful and meaningful relationships at work. We’ve talked about how to build trust fast…read more

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2 Ways to Build Trust in Under 30 Minutes

August 28, 2017

This is not a gimmick. You can actually build meaningful trust with someone in only 30 minutes. I purposefully practice these two simple methods in conversations almost every day, and I promise you that it…read more

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Building Trust: Fast and Slow

August 10, 2017

Trust is the magic pixie dust of leadership. If you’ve got it, you can fly. But if you don’t have trust, even simple things become hard. That’s why one of the must-have traits of a…read more

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Disruptive Strategic Planning

July 24, 2017

In the age of instant data and 7-second attention spans, Strategic Planning can seem like a brontosaurus—old, lumbering, and too big to compete with the skittering new Agile methods. Helping companies with strategic planning is…read more

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Do We Need Strategic Planning?

July 14, 2017

The 3 Real Reasons for Strategic Planning   “Strategic plans are obsolete. The market is changing so fast, no one has a clue what it will look like in five years.”   Do you agree…read more

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How to Lead a Strategic Planning Retreat

July 5, 2017

There is no substitute for getting your team (and your whole organization) working toward the same goals. A strategic planning retreat can pull everyone’s heads out of the office, so you can look at the…read more


Millennials and Ethical Ambition

June 21, 2017

When Gallup published its periodic State of the American Workplace study this year (Gallup, 2017), much of the report centered on the mindset of the largest segment of the working population: Millennials. Less responsive to…read more

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What is Wonder Woman’s Behavioral Style?

June 14, 2017

The highly anticipated DC Comics film Wonder Woman exceeded expectations last weekend by capturing $100.5 million at the box office. Wonder Woman has been saving the world for more than 75 years, from the comic…read more

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3 Keys to Giving Effective Praise

June 8, 2017

Dry as a Bone?  Several years ago, our family drove across the country to California’s central valley. At the time, I remember being stunned by the stark difference between irrigated land and the semi-desert around…read more