The 25 Most Common Abrasive Personality Behaviors that Lead to Employee Exodus

Woman exhibiting abrasive behavior with coworkers

Are valued employees leaving your organization because of one particular leader? This leader is known for explosive angry outbursts, condescending comments, and public humiliation of employees? Perhaps you can relate to this concern from an executive leader I recently spoke to. “She has an abrasive personality. Several of my employees are threatening to quit because…

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What do your employees say when you leave the room?

What do your employees say when you leave the room? That you’ve got their back – strive to help them succeed or do they perceive that you’re only out for your own career advancement? When you’re not around, do employees complain about your emotional outbursts and never know when they’re going to be yelled at?…

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The Foundational Skill to Your Success in Life and at Work

If you had to choose one skill that would elevate your success, what would you choose? Conflict resolution? Communication? Strategy? According to research by organizational psychologist, Tasha Eurich, the foundational skill for success in both business and life is self-awareness. Further, she states “We can only be as effective at any skill to the degree…

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How To Talk About Mental Health With Your Employees

When you see one of your employees struggling emotionally, how do you respond? Ignore, hoping the employee will work it out on their own? Ask someone else to check in on the employee because you’re not sure how to handle the situation? In anticipation of May Mental Health Awareness Month, the below video is an…

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7 Strategies to Address Team Infighting

Would it surprise you to know that having conflict with your team is healthy? It’s true. Having healthy, respectful disagreements where everyone expresses their point of view is important and allows the best ideas to emerge. When handled well, conflict can actually make a team more cohesive. However, when disagreements become dysfunctional when they explode…

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3 Ways to Combat the Great Resignation

Bonnie Artman Fox Cover Photo 3 Ways to Combat the Great Resignation Co

As you know, the Great Resignation is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations today.   But do you know why your employees are leaving?   Before assuming they’re moving on for better pay or more flexibility (although that may be part of it), take the time to schedule at least a 30-minute conversation with…

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How a Leader Evolved from Hot-Headed to Level-Headed

Several years ago, my boss and I were leaving a client appointment. As we entered the parking lot, we watched a car parking next to his brand-new vehicle scrape the shiny paint off the side of his car. We heard the sound of metal against metal and watched as the driver seemed oblivious, not realizing…

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If you are the “Fixer” with your Team, Read This

Despite reaching esteemed professional goals, Maria was angry, resentful, and tired. She didn’t even realize how stressed she was until one day her husband said to her “Why are you always yelling at us?” That question was a wake-up call for Maria. She was so used to shouldering the responsibility and emotional weight of fixing her…

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If you are the “Fixer” with your Team, Read This

Despite reaching esteemed professional goals, Maria was angry, resentful, and tired. She didn’t even realize how stressed she was until one day her husband said to her “Why are you always yelling at us?“ That question was a wake-up call for Maria. She was so used to shouldering the responsibility and emotional weight of fixing her…

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