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Does your Staff Meeting Remind you of a Holiday Meal?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 21, 2018
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Imagine you have a team member, let’s call him Rob.  He’s worked for your organization for years and knows your business inside out. At the same time, he has some rough edges. He has a short temper. If something doesn’t go his way, he can go from zero to ten in a matter of seconds.…

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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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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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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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4 Stages of Work Culture Incivility

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 26, 2018
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From Hollywood stars to news media anchors, the recent barrage of workplace sexual harassment allegations has sparked much needed conversations about workplace incivility. Society has avoided this topic far too long because this type of behavior can mean different things to different people and different industries, and it’s allowed. In her book Trust Your Canary:…

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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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Practice the Human Touch

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 6, 2017
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Recently a friend asked me to write a letter to each of her two teenagers who were going on a weekend retreat with their church. The purpose of the letters was to acknowledge them as unique individuals. During the retreat, time was set aside for the teens to read letters from family and friends who’ve…

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