Listening… Really Listening

Listening… Really Listening by Bill Catlette   Recently, I came uncomfortably close to dying in a well-equipped, modern, metropolitan hospital emergency room, a building that I had walked into under my own power. The cause of the near death experience was preventable. It had nothing to do ...

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Should We Stop Doing Performance Reviews?

On Horse-poo, Carrots, and Performance Reviews by Bill Catlette   For the past few years there has been a hue and a cry, joined of late by large numbers of HR professionals, suggesting that companies need to stop doing traditional performance appraisals. You know what we’re talking about – ...

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What Now? Engage!

What Now? Engage! Following is a Guest Post from the Lead Like Timothy Blog  by Jonathan Cardwell. Last week I posed the question, “What now?” The answer: LeadOn. I talked about how love is a verb even in, especially in, a work environment. As a leader, loving and seeking to serve ...

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Choose a Great Boss. Be a Great Boss

Choose a Great Boss. Be a Great Boss Guest post by Ivan Serrano. The best technique for getting ahead at work is choosing a great boss. Not a great job, a great boss. A great boss is one who listens to employees, who is willing to let employees make mistakes and learn from them, who...

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Treat People Right. Make More Money.

Treat People Right. Make More Money While channel surfing the other night, I stopped on an NBC News story that, for once, had nothing to do with anyone aggrandizing their wartime exploits, but rather a real hero in the world of good-sense business – someone in – get this – the restaurant ...

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Leaders… You Really Need Truth-Tellers

Leaders… You Really Need Truth-Tellers My last real (corporate) job was an eleven-year run with a very fast moving “550 mph warehouse” as the company’s founder and CEO has been known to put it. Shortly after I accepted the job offer but before the start date, my new boss, a blunt talking former ...

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Some New Year’s Coaching for You

Some New Year’s Coaching for You Another new year has begun, and many of us are now in the process of embracing it, with hopeful ambitions to tidy up our bodies, our lives, habits, homes, you name it. Clearly, we do so with varying degrees of enthusiasm and Commitment (capital ‘C’ intentional), ...

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Practicing Self-Care Amidst the Storm

Guest Post by Sylvana Rochet As the events in Syria and Ukraine unfolded this summer, I got to thinking about how delicate it is for leaders to respond to others’ conflicts and emotional distress, while attempting to maintain their own balance. Not only because it must be hard to witness such ...

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Leadership Means Making Hard Decisions

Recently, after a New York City-based physician returning from treating patients in Africa turned up with the Ebola virus (after having also traveled the streets of New York), and a nurse returning from similar duty seemed to evidence precursor symptoms of the disease, the governors of New York ...

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Ebola and a Lesson on Leadership

Since passage of reform legislation in March 2010, the U.S. healthcare industry has struggled with wrenching change brought on by movement of the tectonic plates underneath the delivery and payment sides of the industry. With the introduction of competition from new sources (e.g., diagnostics ...

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