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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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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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5 Signs You Are A Pleaser …

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 3, 2016
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Today’s blog is the third part of a multi-blog series addressing how conflict was handled in upbringing affects your conflict pattern and business relationships today.   1. You tend to adapt, adjust, and accommodate In an attempt to make other’s happy, you tend to perform, juggle, coordinate, you name it, you do it, in order…

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5 Signs You Are An Avoider And Need to Grow Your Self Awareness

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 7, 2016
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“Feelings are mentionable and manageable” – Mister Fred Rogers   In his television show of 895 episodes that ran from 1968 – 2001, Mr. Rogers taught kids about a variety of life skills such as valuing themselves, self-control, curiosity, appreciation of diversity, cooperation, patience, and perseverance.   Through meaningful lyrics, scripts, and puppetry, Mr. Rogers presented…

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Who's Got Your Back?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 7, 2016
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Every morning when I walked into work I didn’t know how the day would unfold. Some days were filled with productivity and camaraderie with co-workers. Other days it was difficult to focus and there was little interaction with others due to an angry outburst from the Chief Operating Officer. Employees retreated to their respective offices…

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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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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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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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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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