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The Unlikable Leader: 7 Ways to Improve Employee/Boss Relationships

Can a leader be highly effective (increase productivity, profitability, service/quality levels, boost safety, etc.) without being liked? Less effective leaders often think so. They might declare “it’s not a popularity contest, I don’t care if people like me; my job is to get results.” Unlikable leaders get results alright — poor and unlikable results. Zenger […]

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Communication Confusion: Balancing Electronic and Human Connections

Does your team/organization need more communication? Would you like to get more e-mails? Most workshop participants give an emphatic yes in response to the first question and a deafening no to the second. Yet when told that team/organization members want more communication many leaders respond with ccing more people or sending more e-mails. During the […]

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The Quality of our Communication Determines the Quality of our Lives and Workplaces

Ironically, in today’s age of instantaneous communication and technologies that have made us a global village, communication breakdowns are the single biggest complaint we hear from our Clients. It’s a complex issue with both cause and effect tightly intertwined. In many cases, people don’t have the skills to address tough issues with each other. And […]

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Moose-on-the-Table

A metaphor describing how many groups avoid dealing with issues everyone knows are present.

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Breaking Through the Bull Webcast

This webcast focuses on the issues in Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work. Moose on the Table is a great way to open discussion doors and improve communications throughout your organization as people use Pete’s experiences to safely address issues, barriers, and problems. Develop a common language and supportive approach […]

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Moose-on-the-Table

A metaphor describing how many groups avoid dealing with issues everyone knows are present.

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Help TV

Jim Clemmer speaking on workplace communications

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Daytime TV (Kitchener)

Jim stopped by the Daytime studios to discuss moose-on-the-table issues found in the workplace.

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Breakfast TV (Vancouver)

Jim stopped by BT in BC to discuss Moose on the Table: Communications @ Work

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Weak Leaders Try to Use Money as a Motivator

Pay gets people to show up for work but money is rarely an effective rallying point for high performance. Concentrate on building a culture of success and forward momentum with lots of recognition and appreciation for everyone's contributions.

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The Power of Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration

Highly effective leaders energize others by noticing and recognizing the field of wheat. They thank, appreciate, recognize, and celebrate accomplishments. We all draw a lot of energy from sincere recognition and honest appreciation.

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The Dynamic Power of Hope

Hope is one of the most powerful sources of energy ever known to humankind. Highly energized cultures are charged with hopefulness and optimism. It's the dynamic power that mobilizes individuals and teams to make the improbable possible. It's the mark of a leader.

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Strong Leaders are Strong Communicators

Communication is one of the key marks of a leader. Highly effective leaders transfer their energy and passion to the people they're trying to mobilize with words that paint exciting pictures, ring true, fire the imagination, or touch the spirit. Like the leader, their words are charged with energy.

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Stop Managing and Start Leading

Truly good corporate leaders, know how to remove barriers between themselves and their staff.

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Retaining Top People

Retention and engagement are critical to an organization's success, but attracting and retaining talented people is a growing challenge for many organizations.

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Recognition Do’s and Don’ts to Inspire and Energize

Whose needs are your recognition and reward systems designed to serve? What are the goals? Are they to manipulate, control, and "motivate?" Or do they build an atmosphere of helpfulness, appreciation, and high energy? How do you know? As with beauty, quality, or customer service, reward and recognition are in the eyes of the beholder.

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Recognition and Appreciation Inspires and Energizes

Only two groups of people thrive on sincere recognition and genuine appreciation — men and woman. Highly effective leaders give recognition and appreciation up, down, and across the organization and within and among teams and team members.

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Personal Education and Communication Pathways and Pitfalls

Discover the Personal Education and Communication approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Passionate Leaders Rally People to the Cause

People rally around passionate leaders with a compelling vision and purpose. Effective leaders generate action that comes from creating energy and transforming jobs into crusades, exciting adventures, or deeper missions.

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Morale Problem? Look in the Mirror

Creating the conditions for self-motivation leads to satisfied employees producing satisfied customers.

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