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Being a Leader is Like Being a Parent

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 10, 2017
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During a recent coaching session with an executive, my client struggled with how to manage an employee with skilled performance but poor behavior. She said, “Leadership is a lot like parenting.” Curious, I asked how so? “Sometimes it seems like my employees test the limits to see what I’ll do just like my kids do!…

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5 Behaviors of Levelheaded Leaders

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 1, 2016
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Conflict Management Pattern: Levelheaded The term “levelheaded” is often used to describe someone who is calm, balanced, not overly reactive, and able to stay reasonable and rationale during times of stress or conflict. When people are in deadlocked argument, being “levelheaded” can break the impasse. This is a person whose presence can diffuse anxiety and…

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5 Signs You Avoid Conflict By Distracting From Tough Issues …

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 18, 2016
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Today’s blog is the fourth part of a multi-blog series addressing how challenges faced during upbringing can affect your conflict pattern and business relationships today. 5 Signs You Are A Distractor … 1. You have a fun sense of humor You have a way of bringing levity to difficult situations through your wit and playfulness.…

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5 Signs You Are A Pleaser …

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 3, 2016
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Today’s blog is the third part of a multi-blog series addressing how conflict was handled in upbringing affects your conflict pattern and business relationships today.   1. You tend to adapt, adjust, and accommodate In an attempt to make other’s happy, you tend to perform, juggle, coordinate, you name it, you do it, in order…

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5 Signs You Are A Controller …

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 20, 2016
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This blog is the second of a multi-blog series addressing how events during family upbringing affect your conflict pattern and business relationships.  5 Signs You Are A Controller … 1. My way or the highway You have a vision of how things should be done and if things deviant from your plans, you get angry…

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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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