Two-Step Remedy For Resting B*tch Face

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There are more resting b*tch faces (RBF) in business then there are b*tches. If you want to be a workplace leader you have to rearrange your facial expression. Same goes for resting fart faces (RFF) in men.  Both female and male boomers and millennials send a message they don't intend when they unconsciously adopt a sour face that doesn't matc...
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5 Steps to Manage Conflict Better

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Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today's culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it's bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty, and very costly between people speaking different languages, from different generations, and having different religious beliefs and cultural norms. Tempers...
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What Is Leadership Charisma

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What is today's charismatic leader like: They are enablers — energetic, spirited, gutsy, feisty, and maybe a little bit of an ass-kicker. Research shows… -They excite their staff by constantly introducing new ideas. -Have a creative ability that inspires others. -Bring energy and focus to implementing new ideas. -Change with the time at breakneck s...
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You’re In Control of Your Brain

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Powerful Lessons from Two Four-Year Olds My grandniece had a rough day at home. She'd soiled the heat vents in her room, roughed up her little sister's toys, spoke some new and inappropriate words, all resulting in extended "time out" in her room. At dinner in between conversation with her parents about the day, she said, "Even though you made me s...
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Get Coaching But Don’t Tell People

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Get leadership coaching but don't admit you got it.  The best in every field of endeavor gets coaching — that being objective, professional advice and direction. Trust me, whatever field you're in, your competition is getting outside input right now.  To compete you should too but just don't tell anyone. Not that it's a sign of weakness, ...
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You Can Mentor Millennials With This Wonderful Gift

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Mentor Millennials with the Gift of… Connections Recently I was quoted in a Forbes article on "the best presents for the millennials in your life." My suggestion was an introduction/meeting/connection with someone who could be important to the young person's career. It received a lot of positive reaction — especially among ambitious millennials eag...
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NFL Football is Business Just Like Your Business

For a few days I found myself staying at the same hotel as the New England Patriots football team.  Naturally, I took every opportunity possible to engage in conversation whether in the elevator, lobby, workout room, or restaurant. When they found out I was an executive coach — interested in parallels in athletic coaching —  various players were open to telling me their opinion.  Repeatedly they wanted to make clear that playing football isn't a game to them, it's their job.  In high school and college it was a game, but pro football is their profession as “money is the big motivator just like any business."

They told me they don't need or look for motivation and locker room pep talks from their coach (again, that’s for high school and college).  As one player said, "So many people want to be NFL players that we're pretty self motivated.”  What they want from coaching is:Technique and skill development (with both verbal and visual explanations)Good direction that covers all contingencies and keeps them from going in unpreparedHonest and loyal encouragementAnd like you, they prefer not to be yelled at.
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