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Finding Solutions To Problems We Shouldn’t Have

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One problem for many managers is that they believe they shouldn’t have any. Finding solutions to problems comes with the territory. How would you rate your ability to find solutions? Most workplace problems, the ones that are still a problem, exist because they aren’t easily solved. If they were, they would be solved by now.

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Workplace Cooperation, Do You Have It?

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Getting along in the workplace is a job requirement. It may not appear on the job description, but it is still a requirement. Do you have workplace cooperation or is harmful conflict, agreeing to disagree, or passive aggressive domination more popular? Is your business or organization feeling stuck? What are the employees saying? Considering workplace

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safety zone

Safety Zone and The Status Quo Approach

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Safety is something that most humans covet. It’s an inherent part of our evolution. We like to feel safe. Is operating in your safety zone or the status quo holding you back? Safety and the status quo tend to keep everyone stuck. Status Quo is Sticky We don’t speak up at the meeting. It is

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trusted groups

Trusted Groups and The Market You Serve

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Do you know how business is done? Is it about a quality product or service, is it about marketing and sales? Of course it is. In a connected economy it may also be about trusted groups. The evolution of social engagement is interesting to say the least. Twenty years ago, there were fewer options. The

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finding support

Finding Support For What You Want and Believing It

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Information is available in abundance but what is the quality? Are you finding support for your ideas or behaviors? Do you believe what you find? Confirmation bias may be the correct term. It is when we find data or information that confirms our initial beliefs. It’s data or feedback that validates and supports what we

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risky

“That’s Risky.” Whispered The Manager

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How do you navigate risk? Do you feel that you are a bit of a risk taker, or that you are much more conservative in your approach? Is there value in risk? Are you a little risky? It can be as simple as being willing to speak up in a meeting, or more complex like

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nomophobia

Nomophobia, Workplace Anxiety, and Motivation

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Human behavior is a factor in our workplace every day. Behaviors and habits shape decisions and choices from the moment our eyes open until the moment we sleep. Have you heard of nomophobia? While I’m not sure, and I’m not confident in the origin of the word, its existence is real. At least as early

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world of mouth

World Of Mouth, Is It Working For You?

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Many business leaders will share with you that the face of business is changing. They may not be able to put their finger on which direction, but they recognize a shift. It is the age of a service and connection economy which leads to World of mouth. How are you navigating? The CEO needs a

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accelerate forward

Accelerate Forward or Race To The Bottom

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I love mornings. Every day is a new chance. It is a clear slate, an open path, and full of new opportunity. Each day people and business ventures will make a choice to accelerate forward or race to the bottom. What is your choice? Bottom Racers Some people get it wrong. They believe that louder,

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your list

Your List Is Your Treasure, Unless It’s a Bad List

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Competition excites many people. It positively excites me. I like analogies connected to winning and being appropriately assertive. People sometimes suggest that they are, “taking names.” Who is on your list? Taking Names Many connect the concept of taking names to mean you’re creating a list. Likely, it is a list of people to be

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