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When Complainers Won’t Stop…

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 17, 2018
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“Today we saved a life. We would have done the same for you.” During a recent international trip, the lead flight attendant made an announcement.  “If there are any medical doctors on board, please go to the back of the main cabin.” When two doctors and one nurse anesthetist responded to the request, they found…

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Get Your Own Kleenex

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 19, 2018
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It was the mid 90’s when I joined my first mastermind group. There were eight of us, all in different professions, who were in their first leadership roles. We grew to be a tight knit group as we mutually shared challenges in our jobs and searched for ideas on how to take our leadership to…

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Do the right thing, even when it's uncomfortable

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 17, 2018
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On April 27th came another report of alleged sexual misconduct by a prominent media figure. This time it was Tom Brokaw. The allegations came one day after celebrity Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Since April, 2017, 211 politicians, celebrities, CEO’s, and others have been accused of sexual misconduct.…

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7 Ways to be a Good Undercover Boss

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 10, 2018
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In the popular TV reality show, Undercover Boss, a high-level executive uses a disguise and goes to work with front line employees. The executive is looking for inside information about the company culture, systems, and employee performance through first hand interactions with employees…anonymously. While undercover, many bosses face the struggles employees face every day and…

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10 Questions that Promote Work Culture Civility

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 13, 2018
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Ericka, a regional director, recently contacted me for training on how to create a respectful work culture. She took a promotion from manager to director six months ago and inherited a team culture of infighting, bullying, and intimidation. Not a happy bunch. “The previous director played favorites and tolerated insensitive comments targeting new employees, I…

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How to Level-Up Your Leadership Influence in 2018

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 8, 2018
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Looking for a new approach to expand your leadership influence? A new year doesn’t mean we automatically leave behind behaviors, habits, and tendencies that didn’t serve us well in 2017, especially when it comes to effective leadership.  According to Roy Baumeister, a leading expert on willpower, people who are most likely to achieve goals make…

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Leadership Scripts to Stop Gossip

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 8, 2017
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Gossip is one of the most common erosions of a healthy work culture. What may start out as a genuine concern for another co-worker becomes twisted into false rumors. To change your culture for good and stop the spread of gossip, leaders need to take a proactive stance. In today’s blog, we’ll address a “both/and”…

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A Personal Message from Bonnie

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 5, 2017
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To my e-newsletter followers over the past four years, and those of you who’ve followed me since the start of my business, thank you for being on this journey with me. Shortly after moving to Pennsylvania, I founded A Conscious Choice. I transitioned from my work as a Marriage & Family Therapist to Executive Leadership…

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The Leadership Skill that Motivates Change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 17, 2017
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Hank was angry. He couldn’t get his employees onboard with the new computer system. From his perspective, he did all the “right” things. He provided reasons for the upgrade and training to enhance efficiency, but employee resistance persisted. In our last blog, we discussed three possible reasons behind employee resistance to change. Today, we address…

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Gain Employee Buy-In to Change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 31, 2017
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The company faced a new rollout. Employees learned a new computer system and it changed the daily workflow. The manager got frustrated with employees that complained about the changes  and weren’t appreciating how the  system boosted the company’s efficiency and long-term competitive advantage. When your employees resist change, it has a negative impact on work…

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