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The 25 Most Common Abrasive Personality Behaviors that Lead to Employee Exodus

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 14, 2022
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Are valued employees leaving your organization because of one particular leader? This leader is known for explosive angry outbursts, condescending comments, and public humiliation of employees? Perhaps you can relate to this concern from an executive leader I recently spoke to. “She has an abrasive personality. Several of my employees are threatening to quit because…

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What do your employees say when you leave the room?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 21, 2022
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What do your employees say when you leave the room? That you’ve got their back – strive to help them succeed or do they perceive that you’re only out for your own career advancement? When you’re not around, do employees complain about your emotional outbursts and never know when they’re going to be yelled at?…

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The Foundational Skill to Your Success in Life and at Work

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 21, 2022
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If you had to choose one skill that would elevate your success, what would you choose? Conflict resolution? Communication? Strategy? According to research by organizational psychologist, Tasha Eurich, the foundational skill for success in both business and life is self-awareness. Further, she states “We can only be as effective at any skill to the degree…

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How To Talk About Mental Health With Your Employees

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 30, 2022
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When you see one of your employees struggling emotionally, how do you respond? Ignore, hoping the employee will work it out on their own? Ask someone else to check in on the employee because you’re not sure how to handle the situation? In anticipation of May Mental Health Awareness Month, the below video is an…

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7 Strategies to Address Team Infighting

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 30, 2022
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Would it surprise you to know that having conflict with your team is healthy? It’s true. Having healthy, respectful disagreements where everyone expresses their point of view is important and allows the best ideas to emerge. When handled well, conflict can actually make a team more cohesive. However, when disagreements become dysfunctional when they explode…

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How a Leader Created Psychological Safety With His Team

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 16, 2022
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How do you as a leader handle team meetings when one-minute things seem to be going along well, and the next an employee makes a comment that blindsides you? Such was the case during a recent teambuilding training I was facilitating. It was like watching a leader on a hire wire act of balancing the…

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3 Ways to Combat the Great Resignation

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 12, 2022
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As you know, the Great Resignation is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations today.   But do you know why your employees are leaving?   Before assuming they’re moving on for better pay or more flexibility (although that may be part of it), take the time to schedule at least a 30-minute conversation with…

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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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3 Common Myths About PTSD and How to Identify it in the Workplace

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 23, 2021
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A year has passed since the fear and reality of COVID set into the western world. Our lives have been turned upside down in countless ways. Work is no longer what it was, kids are struggling to keep up, parents are overwhelmed and exhausted to no end.   Businesses and leadership are seeing valued team…

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The Startling Connection Between Leader’s Behavior and Your Bottom Line

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 9, 2021
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One of the most common questions that executive leaders want to know is “Can you prove that improving workplace behaviors increases bottom line results?”   Truthfully?  Proving how healthy behaviors contribute to a high performing and profitable organization is difficult to measure. The proof is in the end result.   Think of a family who has consistent…

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