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How a Leader Evolved from Hot-Headed to Level-Headed

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 6, 2021
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Several years ago, my boss and I were leaving a client appointment. As we entered the parking lot, we watched a car parking next to his brand-new vehicle scrape the shiny paint off the side of his car. We heard the sound of metal against metal and watched as the driver seemed oblivious, not realizing…

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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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Toxic workplace? How One Woman Chose to Stay & Grow

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 20, 2021
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“When I was growing up, I learned to be cautious of what I said because it could set my dad off in an angry outburst at any minute. Just like in my family when I didn’t want to rock the boat with my dad, the same thing is happening at work with my boss.” A…

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Until Brighter Days Come, Adversity Has Purpose

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 16, 2020
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My first job out of nursing school (a long time ago), was working as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Chicago, IL. I worked the night shift in perinatal nursing or high-risk obstetrics.  Meaning women who were experiencing some type of complication during pregnancy. I’d come home at 8am, sleep for a few hours…

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Grateful For Learning From Adversity

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 16, 2020
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2020 has certainly had challenges. But it won’t keep me from sharing with you my tradition of reflecting on Three Questions about the past year and asking you to do the same.      What are you most grateful for?      Please share what was the highlight of your year?      Do you have…

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Removing Uninvited Guests at Your Thanksgiving Table

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 25, 2020
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This Thanksgiving is like none other. Perhaps people are missing from your table because they don’t feel comfortable meeting in person due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, there may be people present at your table who have completely different views about the handling of the pandemic. Whether you are sitting around the…

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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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Are you a fixer

Are You a Fixer? How to Know When Helping is Hurting

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 25, 2019
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Are you a “Fixer”? By age 11, Maria was writing checks to pay the family bills, by age 14, she started her first job, and by age 19, she owned her first home. Due to the unpredictability in her upbringing from her father’s alcoholism and her mother’s mental illness, Maria said “I’ve been an overachiever,…

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Keys to Marital and Business Success

The Keys to Marital and Business Success: How One Couple Successfully Works Together in a Family Business

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 27, 2019
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Family-owned businesses often struggle because sometimes personal conflict spills over into the family business. The result is a work culture with unresolved family issues that impacts how the company runs, its overall productivity, and ultimately its bottom-line results. It’s been no different for  married couple, Angelo and Lauren, who are third-generation family business owners and…

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