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Featured Product: The Five Behaviors® for Virtual Teams

Managing virtual teams is a challenge you can overcome? When the coronavirus pandemic struck in February, many effective leaders were forced to lead their teams remotely using video conferencing as

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Leaders Need Agility Now More Than Ever to Succeed

In what ways have you had to be agile this year? Certainly, all of us have had to be agile in navigating the uncertainty of COVID-19. For me, that has

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Valuing Other Styles

Diversity of all kinds, including diversity of thought, has been shown to result in improved performance – but only when there is a high level of trust and the team members are able

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Message from Julie: Leadership Lessons From My Yoga Mat – Strength, Flexibility & Balance

One of my favorite pastimes is finding leadership lessons outside the business world. Take for instance the Leadership Lessons My Cat Re-Taught Me. Bilbo crossed the Rainbow Bridge several years ago but his leadership lessons live on.   

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If You Want Engaged Employees, Develop Your Leaders

I remember as a child playing the game tug-of-war with my friends. Each group was vying to get the other team to change their position by tugging as hard as

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Featured Product: Step One Survey®

Studies show that more than $50 billion is annually lost due to employee fraud and theft. Similarly, negligence and improper hiring practices can also contribute to a business’s financial breakdown.

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Featured Product: CheckPoint360™ Leadership Assessment

“As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” I think Mr. Gates makes an excellent point about being a leader who empowers those around

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Leading is Hard Work

When I facilitate leadership development sessions or coach leaders, I often hear, “That sounds like a lot of work.” My response, “Leading is hard work.  This doesn’t mean that being

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Plants, Pets and People Need Consistency

Have you ever forgotten to water a plant? Perhaps you went on an extended business trip, or the plant was tucked away in a corner, or you simply weren’t paying

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Message from Julie: Trees and Organizations Need Deep Root Systems

My parent’s neighbor’s large oak tree toppled over during a recent storm. The tree had a shallow root system and it was uprooted by the wind. The site of this huge tree, lying on its side

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