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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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How self-awareness optimizes your leadership and decreases your blind spots

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 3, 2023
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When was the last time you welcomed difficult feedback from a colleague?  Despite how uncomfortable it was to hear, were you actually grateful that someone on your team had the courage to speak honestly about the impact of your words, attitude, or behavior?  That’s what happened to Ryan when one of the co-founders of the…

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How To Stand Up To An Abrasive Boss While Staying Level Headed And Respectful

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 13, 2023
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Imagine having a boss who’s known for angry, emotional outbursts and knee-jerk reactions regardless of who’s around. Now imagine, you’re in a meeting with your boss and peers discussing a project timeline. Each person plays a role in contributing to the project.   Suddenly your boss starts yelling about the project being behind schedule and you…

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How a small, simple word makes a big difference in boosting your resilience

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 15, 2023
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Just recently, one of my grandsons embarked on the journey of learning to tie his shoes.  A simple task for many of us now, but remember back to your own experiences.  Wasn’t it a daunting challenge as a child?  The concentration and precision required, the interplay of fingers and laces – it can indeed be…

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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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3 Qualities of Determined People Who Stick with What’s Difficult and Not Give Up

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 31, 2023
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Have you ever stood in a landmark of history and had chills go up and down your spine? To have a feeling of awe of being where monumental events occurred that changed the course of history?  Last summer, as I walked through the once-secret corridors of Churchill War Rooms in London, I had such an…

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The Hidden Benefits of Self-Awareness in Leadership and Teamwork

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 18, 2023
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Almost everyone thinks they’re self-aware. According to research by Tasha Eurich, in reality, only 10-15% of people are self-aware from the perspective of knowing yourself, what’s important to you and recognizing how your words and actions impact those around you. What may surprise you to know is how much having self-awareness impacts your team. Alan…

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Overcome Negative Reactions at Work with the 4 Rs of conflict resolution

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 20, 2023
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How you ever had an extreme reaction to a seemingly small problem at work and wondered “Where did that come from? Why did I react so strongly?”. It could be your Workplace Family Factor® getting triggered. Your Workplace Family Factor® is the connection between: We all have childhood experiences that influence who we become as…

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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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