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During Conflict, Do you Give Away Your Power?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 25, 2019
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Jeremiah could feel the stress building. For months I’d been listening to my boss’s ranting about some production issue that hadn’t gone as planned. I felt responsible as a leader and was genuinely trying to do a good job. I wanted to defend myself and explain my attempt to solve the problem. Suddenly, I realized…

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A leader’s Gift of Second Chances to Inmates

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 19, 2018
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Tom would be the first to admit he wasn’t always comfortable with conflict. In fact, he used to avoid it at all costs thinking that all conflict was bad. So, when he pitched the idea to his senior leadership team about hiring inmates to work at the company’s manufacturing facility, it was one of many…

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Gain Employee Buy-In to Change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 31, 2017
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The company faced a new rollout. Employees learned a new computer system and it changed the daily workflow. The manager got frustrated with employees that complained about the changes  and weren’t appreciating how the  system boosted the company’s efficiency and long-term competitive advantage. When your employees resist change, it has a negative impact on work…

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What is Your Plan to Get The Business Results You Want in 2017?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 14, 2016
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Are satisfied with your business results for 2016? If so, great! Keep up the good work! If not, what will you do differently in 2017?

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What Executives View as the Top Five Priorities?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 29, 2016
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Discover the top five executive priorities according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends survey based on challenges facing their organizations. ..

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5 Signs You Are An Avoider And Need to Grow Your Self Awareness

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 7, 2016
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“Feelings are mentionable and manageable” – Mister Fred Rogers   In his television show of 895 episodes that ran from 1968 – 2001, Mr. Rogers taught kids about a variety of life skills such as valuing themselves, self-control, curiosity, appreciation of diversity, cooperation, patience, and perseverance.   Through meaningful lyrics, scripts, and puppetry, Mr. Rogers presented…

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Deliberate Practice: The Key To Building Your Expertise

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 16, 2016
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As a child my mother wanted me to take piano lessons.  I wasn’t crazy about the idea but I didn’t have a choice, both my sister and I were expected to take lessons.  As with learning any new skill, taking the lesson is one thing, practicing so the lesson sinks in is another.  Any skill…

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From Brutal To Supportive…How An Abrasive Leader Changed

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 2, 2016
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At a recent training I was attending, I met Barb, a COO who after learning about my coaching program for abrasive leader turnaround, without skipping a beat she said “I was an abrasive leader”. Intrigued by her humility and willingness to share so openly to someone she had just met, I asked if we could…

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How to Approach Your Year End Review

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 17, 2015
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What inroads have you made for your 2015 goals? As 2015 winds down in just over six weeks and you reflect on the past year regarding personal and professional growth, what are you celebrating? What didn’t happen that you intended to happen? Maybe this has been your best year ever and everything that you had…

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8 Ways to Build Inner Resources, Resolve, and Resiliency

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 3, 2015
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What inner resources help you cope with demands, distractions, and disappointments?   “We are expected to do more in less time” “Leadership doesn’t get how unrealistic their demands are.” “I hold everything inside – I don’t sleep, I am depressed” “We are constantly on – even on sick days and vacation, we are expected to to…

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