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Believe in Your Team

Employee Development & Coaching I want to share a few things that I've learned about employee development and coaching. We teach some skills to help others develop the competency of coaching other people. There are some skills and techniques to it, because it's not about giving advice, it's about drawing out of the other person.…
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Customer Focus is All About the Shoes

A wealthy American tourist was walking through an open-air market in East Africa. He stopped at a fruit stand where a woman was selling bunches of bananas. He asked her, “How much is one bunch of bananas?” Upon learning the price, he asked, “How much if I buy all your bananas?” The woman smiled and…
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Conflict Management – Engaging with Eyes, Ears, & Brain

Conflict management is one of 25 competencies, or soft skills, required for exercising leadership. In our three-part competency framework of Doing, Thinking, and Being, conflict management falls into the Doing dimension. It's a skill that can be learned, and there are common principles and best practices that can and should be applied for those who…
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The Matrix for Leadership Skills

Acquiring the Skills to Grow your Sphere of Influence Twenty years ago, the science fiction movie The Matrix kicked off endless conversations, not only with its ground-breaking special effects but also with its perspective-bending concepts of reality and existence. In the film, the main character, Neo, is completely transformed. He began as a cog in…
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How to Motivate in Diverse Work Environments

Dr. MaryJo Burchard works in the East Coast office of MasterMinds Leadership to help leaders clarify and focus on what's most important to them, optimizing their personal and professional effectiveness through data-driven coaching and training. “The greatest gift we can give to others is genuine care and connection,” said Burchard. As an integral part of the MasterMinds…
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Navigating Change at Work

Successfully navigating change requires taking a good, hard look at your values—first and foremost. For generations, conventional organizations could approach change like a sailor approached the sea: though sailors could not control the elements, they could predict the elements within reason and grow skilled in channeling them. Consequently, almost all change could still be managed and controlled. But…
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