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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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Don’t Give Up, Deliver: Overcoming a Setback to Deliver Results

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 18, 2017
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It was 7 days before our wedding and I got a call that our ceremony vocalist was injured in an ATV accident. She flew over the handlebars and had facial injuries. She didn’t know if she would be able to sing at our wedding and suggested we look for another vocalist, just in case. My…

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How to Avoid Going in Circles With Reasonable Suspicion of Substance Use

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 11, 2016
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We’ve all been there. In conversation with employees exhibiting unacceptable behavior. Are you ready to get off of the merry-go-round?

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Choose Your Mindset Before Your Next Candid Conversation

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 30, 2016
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Before having a candid conversation with a difficult employee, choose your mindset to optimize the likelihood of a positive outcome.

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5 Behaviors of Levelheaded Leaders

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 1, 2016
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Conflict Management Pattern: Levelheaded The term “levelheaded” is often used to describe someone who is calm, balanced, not overly reactive, and able to stay reasonable and rationale during times of stress or conflict. When people are in deadlocked argument, being “levelheaded” can break the impasse. This is a person whose presence can diffuse anxiety and…

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Deliberate Practice: The Key To Building Your Expertise

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 16, 2016
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As a child my mother wanted me to take piano lessons.  I wasn’t crazy about the idea but I didn’t have a choice, both my sister and I were expected to take lessons.  As with learning any new skill, taking the lesson is one thing, practicing so the lesson sinks in is another.  Any skill…

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Never Let Your Mindset Hold You Back Again

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 19, 2016
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I recently had the privilege of consulting with Bob, an extremely competent employee who was the recipient of an abrasive boss.  The purpose of the consultation was to help Bob gain skills to improve collaboration in the workplace while setting expectations of being treated with respect and civility. The tone of his voice and overall…

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3 Tips to Achieve 2016 Goals

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 6, 2016
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Follow These Three Tips to Achieve Your 2016 Goals   With the start of the new year, whether you have goals and objectives for personal development or business, achieving goals boils down to your daily habits, behaviors, and mindset. If you do the following research based tips on a regular basis, you will stay focused…

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How to Approach Your Year End Review

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 17, 2015
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What inroads have you made for your 2015 goals? As 2015 winds down in just over six weeks and you reflect on the past year regarding personal and professional growth, what are you celebrating? What didn’t happen that you intended to happen? Maybe this has been your best year ever and everything that you had…

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8 Ways to Build Inner Resources, Resolve, and Resiliency

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 3, 2015
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What inner resources help you cope with demands, distractions, and disappointments?   “We are expected to do more in less time” “Leadership doesn’t get how unrealistic their demands are.” “I hold everything inside – I don’t sleep, I am depressed” “We are constantly on – even on sick days and vacation, we are expected to to…

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