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A Boss’s Ripple Effect…on Employee Engagement

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 15, 2018
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  It’s the call no one wants to get. The call from a family member who tells you a loved one is severely ill. It was 2003 when I received that call on a brisk, cloudy October morning, shortly after I had arrived to work. My brother-in-law had been taken to the hospital by ambulance…

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A Boss’s Ripple Effect…on Employee Retention

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 18, 2018
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  I wish you could have been there, sitting in my office as a fly on the wall. You’d hear story after story of courageous people who want to make sense of difficulties in their lives in order to be their best in both their personal and professional lives. Before I coached leaders to strengthen…

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A Boss’s Ripple Effect on Business Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 20, 2018
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Cheryl and her boss Dan were in a conversation about a project that needed to be accomplished. As the conversation was about to wrap up, Cheryl made a comment with an edgy tone that didn’t directly address what she was upset about. Without skipping a beat, Dan calmly stood up, closed the door, and sat…

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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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3 Choices In Dealing With Abrasive Bosses

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 2, 2015
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Nick is a hardworking, forward-thinking employee.  He has tried for almost four years to get along with his abrasive boss.  Despite repeated efforts to work collaboratively, he was met with condescension, micro-managing, and disrespect.  A good day at work was when he didn’t have to interact with his boss or his boss took a day…

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A Mom Who Made Wrongs – Right

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 5, 2015
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As most of you know before my current role as a speaker and coach I was a Marriage & Family Therapist, I had the privilege of watching individuals, couples, and families take the skills we discussed and turn around unresolved conflicts in their lives. During this week leading up to Mother’s Day, I remember one…

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Changing Patterns – Build a community of Joe's

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 20, 2015
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This is the last blog of a six part series to help you achieve the results you want in 2015. We are eleven weeks into the new year and if you are like most people with new year’s resolutions, you are back to old habits and patterns. You may have started out strong, but you…

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Changing Patterns – Challenge limiting beliefs

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 20, 2015
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This is part IV of a six part series of blogs to help you achieve the results you want in 2015. Thus far in the Changing Patterns series we have addressed having mental clarity about the results you want, preparing for resistance, and focusing your attention. Today’s blog zeros in on challenging your limiting beliefs.…

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How Do Baking and Conflict Management Mix?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 15, 2014
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I have always had a love/hate relationship with baking and cooking.  Though I come from a long line of amazing bakers and cooks, I did not inherit that gene!  Case in point I was raised in the Midwest where I was involved with 4H, a youth organization that promotes responsibility through “learning by doing”.  During…

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What she taught me

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 14, 2013
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She is over 80 years old, grew up in several foster homes, and taught me the meaning of the phrase “opportunity for growth”. As a young therapist, I had so much to learn. In order to fulfill the requirements to become a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I had to attend 200 hours of supervision.…

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