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Never Let Your Mindset Hold You Back Again

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 19, 2016
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I recently had the privilege of consulting with Bob, an extremely competent employee who was the recipient of an abrasive boss.  The purpose of the consultation was to help Bob gain skills to improve collaboration in the workplace while setting expectations of being treated with respect and civility. The tone of his voice and overall…

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A Mom Who Made Wrongs – Right

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 5, 2015
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As most of you know before my current role as a speaker and coach I was a Marriage & Family Therapist, I had the privilege of watching individuals, couples, and families take the skills we discussed and turn around unresolved conflicts in their lives. During this week leading up to Mother’s Day, I remember one…

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Uninvited Guests at The Holiday Table

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 18, 2014
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Many of us will be sitting around a dinner table over the next several weeks as we celebrate the Holidays – be it with family, coworkers, or a neighborhood cookie exchange.  The table represents a place of gathering, a time of connection, a place of replenishment – both in food and conversation. Sometimes there are…

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How Do Baking and Conflict Management Mix?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 15, 2014
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I have always had a love/hate relationship with baking and cooking.  Though I come from a long line of amazing bakers and cooks, I did not inherit that gene!  Case in point I was raised in the Midwest where I was involved with 4H, a youth organization that promotes responsibility through “learning by doing”.  During…

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Peace Gives Power

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 21, 2014
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It started out as a typical day for Antoinette Tuff at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Elementary School.  When suddenly a gunman entered the school stating “We are all going to die today”. During this unexpected moment of crisis, she had a choice to react with panic or to stay calm.  Gratefully, she chose…

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The Secret Sauce of Conflict Resolution

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 11, 2014
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As a Leader, your ultimate responsibility is bottom line results.  You watch the productivity numbers, the financial reports, and customer satisfaction surveys.  With more emphasis than ever on business sustainability, it’s understandable you might be focusing more on activities than people. What might it be costing you in terms of employee engagement when your focus…

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7 Tips to Manage Conflict and Increase Productivity

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 25, 2014
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Conflict has really gotten a bad rap.  Most often, conflict is avoided which eventually leads to ugly disagreements and possibly fractured relationships.  Even in the workplace, conflict often goes underground leading to denial, gossip, sick days, and good people choosing to leave and work elsewhere. But what if conflict was viewed positively?  What if it…

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