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Development: The Gift that Just Keeps Giving

With another extraordinary holiday season upon us, many leaders struggle to determine the best way to punctuate the year and thank their employees. Some settle on physical tokens. Others gravitate toward parties or meals. And a dwindling few find ways to offer cash bonuses. But, when it comes to motivation and engagement, the half-life of…

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December 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

As another pretty unusual year comes to a close, the importance of effective leadership has become increasingly clear. Organizations that have survived – and even thrived – during these past 21 months are the ones that have cultivated extraordinary leaders. Extraordinary leaders are able to communicate strategy and connect people to it. Extraordinary leaders support…

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October 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Nine years ago when I launched my first book, I was invited to participate in this Leadership Development Carnival. And I was completely confused about what kind of circus I was signing up for. Since then, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this monthly celebration of timely and insightful ideas from remarkable authors, consultants, coaches, and friends who…

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How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day this Year

March 5 is National Employee Appreciation Day – a time to celebrate your most precious resource, the people who toil day after day to build products, sell and deliver services, help customers, solve problems, and drive business results. While cards, flowers, muffins or Starbuck gift cards on Friday are a lovely gesture, what employees want…

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Developing Leaders: Turning Life into Learning

According to Deloitte, organizations and individuals globally spend more than $50B annually on leadership development. Last year, these dollars were spent on a wide variety of activities designed to build leadership competencies and skills. These activities range from external educational programs and partnerships to internally developed face-to-face webinars, and e-learning. They include everything from development…

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Develop in Place

As COVID-19 cases rise and organizations consider how to respond with strategies that prioritize employee health and well-being, we may find ourselves facing new conditions and restrictions. As a result, it seems like the perfect time to open my video vault and share a timely resource for leaders and employees alike. Here’s a short video…

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