Archive | November, 2013

The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick….Perceived Unfairness at Work

Guest post from Ken Nowack: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” – Anonymous Recent studies confirm that emotional hurt and rejection, whether part of social interactions or the perception of inequitable and unjust workplace conditions can actually trigger the same neurophysiologic pathways associated with physical pain and suffering […]

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Leader Influence: Smelling What The Leader Is Cooking

We often talk about leadership in the abstract, with models and theories, but what’s the real influence of the leader in an organization? Can you “feel” the effect of leader influence just by walking into a workplace? Indeed, sometimes. A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to supervise practice teachers in a group […]

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5 Ways To Fire-Proof Your Character

As we head out on a vacation today I’m thinking about a very powerful experience from a previous vacation and revived this post. A few years ago my husband and I vacationed in Paris.   We went for adventure, for love, for history…  It was my first trip “across the pond” and although I was anticipating […]

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Military Leadership

In honor of those who have served in our United States Military and who I have served with, I’m going to take this post opportunity to share some military leadership quotes: The day Soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can […]

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Promises, Promises

Trust, honesty, integrity . . . a promise is a promise. For those “leaders” who don’t have those three things, promises will never mean a thing to employee’s.  You’ve probably heard of “the boy who cried wolf”?  The more lies he told, the more no one believed him, until it was too late.  Same thing […]

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