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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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A Boss’s Ripple Effect…on Employee Retention

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 18, 2018
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  I wish you could have been there, sitting in my office as a fly on the wall. You’d hear story after story of courageous people who want to make sense of difficulties in their lives in order to be their best in both their personal and professional lives. Before I coached leaders to strengthen…

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A Boss’s Ripple Effect on Business Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 20, 2018
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Cheryl and her boss Dan were in a conversation about a project that needed to be accomplished. As the conversation was about to wrap up, Cheryl made a comment with an edgy tone that didn’t directly address what she was upset about. Without skipping a beat, Dan calmly stood up, closed the door, and sat…

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Abrasive Behavior Turnaround: 6 Key Elements Of A Proven Change Process

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 25, 2015
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This is a four part series of blogs addressing the question “Can abrasive employees really change?”.  In Part I we addressed the importance of the manager working through their own anxiety before intervening with the abrasive employee.  Today we address how to create the conditions of change through a proven change process.     Change…

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The Choice To Choose

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 4, 2014
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“In between stimulus and response there is a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our freedom and our growth”  ~ Victor Frankl The above quote is the basis of why I selected “A Conscious Choice” as the name of my business. I firmly believe we each…

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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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How to approach the Holidays Mindfully

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 5, 2013
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With the holidays quickly approaching the likelihood of fitting one more thing into your already packed schedule may seem daunting. Chances are you already feel overwhelmed in keeping up with work and home responsibilities and the Holidays may seem more like a burden than a time of celebration. Perhaps you are already dreading the obligatory…

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What have you been missing?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 22, 2013
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Your day starts out as any other day – hurried and busy. As you are driving to the office you are thinking about all of what you have to do today. You realize you have back to back meetings. There is no wiggle room for the unexpected. You are wondering how you will get it…

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