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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Do This Before Your Next Conversation…

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 14, 2015
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As Walt walked down the hall to the conference room for a meeting with Jim he felt dread. In his mind he was replaying the complaints he had received from Jim’s fellow co-workers about his behavior. A surge of anger went through him that made his steps faster and his face flushed. Your mental mindset…

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What behaviors do you create or accept on your work culture?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 30, 2015
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As Sal walked into the front door of the ABC Company of where he worked, he immediately felt the tension. He sensed a familiar knot in his stomach as he walked through the halls to his office. While many co-workers were friendly, he dreaded interacting with one co-worker in particular who is known by his…

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Peace Gives Power

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 21, 2014
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It started out as a typical day for Antoinette Tuff at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Elementary School.  When suddenly a gunman entered the school stating “We are all going to die today”. During this unexpected moment of crisis, she had a choice to react with panic or to stay calm.  Gratefully, she chose…

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I wouldn't go in there if I were you

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 25, 2014
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“I wouldn’t go in there if I were you” “What do you mean?” “He’s in one of those moods.” “Thanks for the heads up, I’ll come back when the coast is clear.” Could this interchange between two of your employees be about you?  Do people know when to stay away from you because they sense…

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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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