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Here you'll find news and articles on various business-related topics including management, conflict resolution, team building, and updates on trends in human capital development. Be sure to join my mailing list to be notified of new articles and happenings.

Customizable Eight-Module Management Series

Gallup recently reported that only 30% of U.S. employees are engaged at work. Gallup estimates that managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement. Read Full Post

Managerial Courage

Most employee attitude and leadership skill surveys have items about how employees feel about the amount, timeliness and quality of feedback they’re getting and how they feel about their supervisor’s interest in their development, training, and careers. These items are usually rated low. In our work with scores of companies participating in 360° leadership feedback we find that encouraging and accepting constructive criticism, giving consistently fair performance feedback, dealing effectively with performance problems and giving developmental performance feedback in a timely manner are consistently among the manager’s lowest scoring items.  What serves the organization, managers and employees best? Read Full Post

July E-Newsletter (Stress Management)

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June E-Newsletter (Motivation)

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May E-Newsletter (Change)

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April E-Newsletter (Transition to Management)

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March 2012 E-Newsletter (Dialogue)

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February 2012 E-Newsletter (Building Strong Teams)

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January 2012 E-Newsletter (Leadership)

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December 2011 E-Newsletter (Developing High Potentials)

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“According to the American Management Association, managers spend at least 24 percent of their time resolving conflicts at work.”
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