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Listening: Examples from Great Leaders

As a leader, the ability to listen to those around you is critical – and listening goes far beyond hearing. Listening is a skill that has to be learned and honed. Like all skills, we can learn much from leaders of the past who mastered the practice. Nelson Mandela, who was known for listening to …

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Virtual Leadership: Address These Common Challenges

Many leaders are currently leading their teams online instead of in-person. It’s no surprise that there is now overwhelming and sometimes conflicting advice about how best to be a virtual leader. All the chatter makes it difficult to know where to focus. Below, we highlighted three (3) common challenges in leading a virtual workforce, and …

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Leaders, Don’t Make the Same DE&I Mistakes

As a nation, our differences create a rich tapestry of influences, innovations, insights and perspectives. Yet all around us, we see increasing attacks on Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanics and people of differing religions and cultures. Many of our colleagues, family members and friends live in fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Some might say, “We’re doing better …

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Resilience: The Art of Knowing When to Swivel and Twist

Adversity, difficulties and disruptive changes help us build resiliency. During the last nine months, the pandemic has forced us to learn, adapt and anticipate how to do things differently.  And, like the old game of Twister, many businesses have shown us how crucial it is to change direction, swivel and reposition, by changing their approaches …

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From We Will to at Will: A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning and Thriving in the Workplace –Chapter 10: Women Veterans

The following excerpt from the book From WE WILL to AT WILL: A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning, and Thriving in the Workplace (Justin Constantine with Andrew Morton, June 2018) was written by Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D., Melanie N. Joyce, MBA and Lieutenant Colonel Wendy M. Perry, MS, RN, US Army (Ret.). Chapter 10 focuses …

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Storytelling in Pursuit of Truth: Crisis Communications in the Post-Truth Era

Written by Harry Hutson, Ph.D. and published in The Practitioner’s Journal of The NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in February 2019. That post-truth is accorded airtime in public discourse signals a crisis of trust in our institutions. We cannot survive as a coherent community, polity or economy when prejudiced opinions, alternative facts, conspiracy theories …

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