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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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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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Follow These 3 Guidelines To Stop Problematic Employee Behavior

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 2, 2017
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You’re in your office. An employee has come to you to complain about a co-worker. This person tells you the same problematic behaviors he/she has told you before about the other employee. You wonder how much time and energy is being spent on this ongoing conflict that could be spent doing productive work. You’ve tried…

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A Personal Message from Bonnie

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 5, 2017
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To my e-newsletter followers over the past four years, and those of you who’ve followed me since the start of my business, thank you for being on this journey with me. Shortly after moving to Pennsylvania, I founded A Conscious Choice. I transitioned from my work as a Marriage & Family Therapist to Executive Leadership…

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Gain Employee Buy-In to Change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 31, 2017
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The company faced a new rollout. Employees learned a new computer system and it changed the daily workflow. The manager got frustrated with employees that complained about the changes  and weren’t appreciating how the  system boosted the company’s efficiency and long-term competitive advantage. When your employees resist change, it has a negative impact on work…

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4 Things Millennials Want Out of the Work Place

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 18, 2017
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As a millennial, I want the same things people have always wanted out of their jobs. The only difference is, I think I prioritize them a bit differently. Here’s my list… To Make a Difference You may think 20-something-year-olds are highly concerned with themselves. It’s that time in life to “find yourself.” While we are…

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