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

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 14, 2022
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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?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 21, 2022
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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

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 21, 2022
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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

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 30, 2022
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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

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 30, 2022
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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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If you are the “Fixer” with your Team, Read This

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 4, 2021
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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

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 27, 2021
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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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Investing in human capital is the only way for your company to truly succeed.

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 23, 2021
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Spending resources on how leaders and employees treat one another is often considered a waste of time and money when there’s so much work to be done, strategy to be executed, and bottom-line results to be achieved. Many leaders think that focusing on healthy behaviors and emotional intelligence skills in the workplace is soft or…

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5 Practical Ways Leaders To Guide Employees Through Uncertainty

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 27, 2021
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We’re smack in the middle of a global pandemic. Yes, there are reasons to be optimistic, but on any given day you’re likely flooded with a number of hard emotions. Exhaustion, grief, and overwhelm are our constant companions. Anxiety and fear are never far these days. You may not be sure how to endure these…

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Leading with Stability and Hope During Crisis

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 23, 2020
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Dealing with uncertainty creates anxiety for most people. It’s especially difficult when facing a pandemic. Most likely, you are facing tough decisions that impact your company’s bottom line, employee paychecks, and the health of your employees and customers.  What your employees need most is for you to lead with a non-anxious presence. A presence of staying calm, not…

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