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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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Are Positive Leaders Really Toxic?

Although a number of articles recently have focused on the damaging consequences of going overboard with Toxic Positivity, for years social scientists have documented the benefits of positive leadership especially during times of uncertainty. Yet, executive coaches and leadership consultants frequently encounter cynical attitudes when positive leadership is associated with being “soft” without an eye …

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Staying Connected: Overcome Anxiety of Going It Alone

To demonstrate the power and strength gained through collaboration, we brought thin metal rods to a team in conflict. We gave one rod to each team member and asked each person to bend their rod. The rods bent easily. Next, we gave one team member ten rods bound together and asked her to bend those. …

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The Disappearing Act: Where Did All the Leaders Go?

In your next meeting, look to your right and then look to your left. It is likely that one of those employees will be working for a different organization next year. With unemployment at 4.4% in May and with 51% of employees actively looking for or willing to consider taking a new job, organizations are at risk of losing their best and most capable employees. The Corporate Executive Board estimates that 12% of all high potentials are actively searching for new jobs and turnover is contagious.

Avoid Deadly Organizational Storms and Employee Silence

Unlike natural disasters, many organizational rogue waves can often be avoided and/or minimized. Effective leaders communicate and prepare their “crews” for rough seas and unexpected weather patterns so that they know what to do. When crews hear “hold fast,” for example, they know to batten down the hatches and get to a secure position. Prepared for changes and obstacles, they are more likely to navigate the challenges without media attention and/or employees abandoning the ship.