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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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The Leadership Skill that Motivates Change

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 17, 2017
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Hank was angry. He couldn’t get his employees onboard with the new computer system. From his perspective, he did all the “right” things. He provided reasons for the upgrade and training to enhance efficiency, but employee resistance persisted. In our last blog, we discussed three possible reasons behind employee resistance to change. Today, we address…

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3 Ways to Gradually Erode Your Work Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 14, 2017
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Before my transition to Culture Coach, I spent several years as a family therapist. Most often, people came for help when the problem escalated to the point of crisis. They recognized the earlier warning signs and chose to ignore them. Had they addressed the problem earlier, significant consequences could have been prevented and family relationships…

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Socks, Shoe Laces, and Leadership Fundamentals

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 1, 2017
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John Wooden has been referred to as the greatest coach of the 20th century. As the Head Coach of the UCLA Bruins Basketball Team, he led the team to ten NCAA national championships. What was the secret sauce of his leadership? Teaching the Fundamentals From teaching the mechanics of passing the basketball to drills on…

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What Executives View as the Top Five Priorities?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 29, 2016
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Discover the top five executive priorities according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends survey based on challenges facing their organizations. ..

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10 Counterintuitive Strategies To Problem-Solving

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 9, 2016
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The next time you are faced with a looming deadline or project setback, try one of these counterintuitive strategies to enhance team problem-solving.

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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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Stop This Virus from Spreading in Your Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 20, 2015
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Is gossip undermining your work culture?    Dear Bonnie During the staff meeting two employees looked at one another and rolled their eyes while another co-worker shared a new idea. Instead of stating their opinion about the suggestion their co-worker presented, they stayed silent.  After the meeting at the proverbial “water cooler”, they talked about…

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water…

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 22, 2015
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This is a four part series of blogs addressing the question “Can Abrasive Employees Really Change?”. Part I addressed the importance of the managers working through their own anxiety before intervening with the abrasive employee. Part II outlined key elements of a proven change process. Part III discussed accountability as both helping to sustain change…

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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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