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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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Why You Can Trust Your Gut

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 15, 2016
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Imagine arriving to work and you are just getting settled at your desk when an employee comes to you who is visibly shaken.  The employee conveys yet another incident of interacting with an abrasive leader and your day shifts from attending to your responsibilities to putting out the fires of a leader who has a…

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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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Can Abrasive Employees Really Change?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 11, 2015
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When people inquire about my coaching program in working with employees to turn around abrasive behavior, I am often met with the question can people really change?  My answer is emphatically “yes” people can change, whether change actually occurs depends.   Change is possible   “You can’t teach an old dog new trick” is a…

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