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Back in the days of black and white television, I watched Groucho Marx (comedian and film star) host a television show called “You Bet Your Life” where two contestants participated in a live game show (early reality TV?). Before the contestants were led onto the...

The results of a 360 Degree Evaluation for a successful Team Leader revealed his direct reports unanimously felt he wasn’t friendly – he didn’t present a friendly face – in essence, he simply didn’t smile enough! When he and I reviewed this information, he responded his...

There is an argument that, in the era of immediate electronically exchanged contact information, the business card no longer serves a purpose and should go the way of the rotary phone. While the ease of exchanging information electronically is undisputed, I believe exchanging business cards...

I just conducted a workshop on workplace violence. And my take away, after listening to employees who have experienced bullying in the workplace, is that while employers need to know what it is and what steps they should take to combat and eliminate workplace bullying/intimidation...

A difficult thing for Americans to do is take a vacation. According to a 2016 Glassdoor survey: the average U.S. employee, who receives paid vacation, has only taken about half (54%) of those days in the past 12 months. This includes Team Leaders and the...

Can you believe it? Half of 2017 is history! And that means it’s time for me – and you - to take the “Mid-Year Pause” – the Pause for Reflection that Refreshes Us Mentally. I’m a believer in the value of Reflection for 3 primary reasons: 1. To Generate...