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Mackin Presents Leadership Secrets from a Beehive and New Adaptive Coach Competencies to Vermont State SHRM Conference

Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building and leadership author, presented two presentations today at the annual SHRM Vermont State HR Conference.  Her first presentation was based off of her recent co-authored book, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive entitled Leadership Secrets from the Beehive, while the second presentation focused on The Adaptive Coach: […]

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4 Steps on the Journey to Saying “No” in the Workplace – Part I

You know the drill; he walks into your office and asks you once again for help with a project and says, “I realize that it is a tight deadline but you can do it, right? You always come through for me and I really appreciate you.” There it is: the hook. You smile and say, […]

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WORKPLACE PERSONALITY: Beware of the Bully Boss

In the course of 28 years as a consultant, I’ve probably run into a half-dozen bully bosses, those people who appear to be pleasant enough initially but then throw you a curve when you actually think you’re doing the right thing.  I thought it would be good to focus a blog on this topic, include […]

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Bennington Workforce Training Series Attendee Testimonial

Nikki, one of the attendees of Bennington’s Workforce Training Series (WTS), talks about the session she attended, Dynamic Supervision, and how she liked the engagement and tools she gained in just one day.

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Your Personality at Work Guidebook

60-80% of all difficulties in organizations stem from strained relationships with employees. 85% of workplace dismissals in the US are due to personality conflicts. Because your people are your number one resource, it often means many personalities working together in the same office.  This can lead to great collaboration, as much as difficult conflicts and misunderstood communications.   […]

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LEADERSHIP: 13 Leadership Skills the Next U.S. President Has To Have

Today is Election Day in the U.S. and we thought it would be timely to address some of the leadership requirements of any Chief in any office.  As we go to the polls and elect our next president, we want him to know that there are key leadership skills he needs to have and/or build […]

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Crisis Management to Controlled Management

Lisa Dunbar of New Directions Consulting presenting the CMtoCM presentation at the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce February 17th 2010

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LEADERSHIP: Get the "Lead" Out of Your Leadership Balloon

In a previous blog I stressed the idea that the way in which someone leads can have a direct impact on how a company, and its people, progress.  I once had a leader, or should I say boss, whose mantra was ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’  You can imagine the ripple effect that had on […]

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LEADERSHIP: Taking the "Lead" Out of Leadership

I recently took a personality test that identified me as an ‘inspirer.’ Now this wasn’t a test that pops on your Facebook page occasionally; it was a legitimate tool I was considering using for a training on leading without authority. A couple of days prior to this, I had received a call from a client […]

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NEW SUPERVISORS: You’ve Been Promoted! Now What? Avoiding New Supervisor Potholes

You’ve been promoted; congratulations! You are excited about starting your new job, vowing to be the best supervisor you could possibly be and never doing what your past “terrible” supervisors have done to you! You are on the road to future success at your company and you’ve got great hopes for tomorrow.

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Managing Up: How To Manage Your Manager

What do we mean by managing up?  We might define it as a conscious, deliberate effort to build a strong relationship of understanding and cooperation between ourselves and our bosses.  Let’s explore some ideas about how we might approach this idea of managing up.  And, if you’re feeling that it’s too late to improve your […]

Thumbnail : LEADERSHIP: Are your actions creating a "Zone of Rejection" among your employees?

LEADERSHIP: Are your actions creating a "Zone of Rejection" among your employees?

I guess you know a blog is successful when people start to ask you to blog on particular topics. That happened to me last week when someone asked me to write a blog on the importance of a boss being consistent. Apparently, this individual was struggling with his boss and wanted to forward the blog […]

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