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4 Ways to help your team deal with transitions

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 4, 2024
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Are you in the midst of a change and transition with your team? Perhaps a new initiative was recently launched and your employees are struggling to adjust.  Morale is down and you’re concerned about the success of the new initiative. According to William Bridges, author of Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, there’s a…

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It’s time to address abrasive behavior: 5 Steps to motivate abrasive leaders to change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 11, 2023
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Are you on the verge of losing valued employees because of a top-performing leader’s abrasive behavior?   If so, perhaps you’ve heard the following type of complaints from employees as they head for the door:   TEAM MEMBER A tells you she’s leaving because of repeatedly being yelled at in front of co-workers.  She says “When I…

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What is a Fixer? The Costs and Benefits of Taking Charge

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 22, 2023
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Have you ever found yourself stepping into a situation at work or at home, and taking on the task of solving other people’s problems?  Perhaps at the expense of your time, energy, and even money, you tend to step in to save the day? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the demands of constantly trying…

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Why self-control is the engine of your success

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 20, 2023
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Do you have a goal you’ve been intending to reach, but for one reason or another, haven’t reached the finish line yet?  Something you’ve been waiting to accomplish for a long time and have been putting off? If so, you may find the If-Then Plan beneficial. Developed by Psychologist Peter Gollwitzer, the If-Then plan not…

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How to give honest feedback to an abrasive superior

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 8, 2023
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By all accounts, Jack is a successful leader. He’s an industry trailblazer that others look to for his expertise. Financially, he is doing well and his business is thriving. On the outside, Jack has many markers of success.  What Jack doesn’t realize is how off-putting his behavior is to others.  What is obvious to others…

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How one leader learned to deal with an angry boss

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 25, 2023
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When I wrote my book, How Did My Family Get In My Office?!  my goal was to hear from real-life leaders about how conflict was handled in their upbringing influenced the way they deal with conflict in the workplace – And what they did about it.    One of the leaders in the book is Lee,…

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Don’t forget to recognize your “Steady Eddy” employees

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 13, 2023
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As a leader, it’s so easy to get caught up in constantly putting out fires and dealing with employees who exhibit disrespectful, abrasive, and overall negative behavior.  Before you know it, most of your attention has gone to the problem employee and overlook the employee whose behavior is positive and consistent.  In Chapter 3 of…

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Say Goodbye To Workplace Drama And Hello To Strong Boundaries

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 30, 2023
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Have you encountered the “Drama Triangle” in your workplace lately?   It may sound like a silly question since leaders often describe disagreements as escalating into unnecessary drama that takes away from getting work done.  In today’s blog, I want to share a valuable lesson about conflict resolution called the Drama Triangle. It was first identified…

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5 Keys To Guide Your Abrasive Top-Performer To Positive Transformation

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 23, 2023
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Did you know that every day you play a key role every day in helping your employees transform abrasive behaviors into emotional intelligence skills? Did you know that by addressing behaviors that distract from a healthy work culture, you serve as a guide for these same employees to become the hero of their professional story? …

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How to successfully handle differences in the workplace and build a cohesive team

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 16, 2023
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Do you ever wish there was a better way to handle differences with your team?  To create an environment where everyone is able to express their wants, opinions, and perspectives that bring out the best ideas instead of “My way is the only right way”? All while staying level-headed without getting caught in the emotions…

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