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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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Same Problem, Two Ways to Handle It

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 5, 2017
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As a culture consultant and coach, I’m honored to be the outsider who works with leaders to identify behaviors that undermine their business success and team cohesiveness. Usually, an outsider’s perspective is needed when leaders see a problem, but don’t know what to do about it. They want an outside perspective to see what they…

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Being a Leader is Like Being a Parent

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 10, 2017
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During a recent coaching session with an executive, my client struggled with how to manage an employee with skilled performance but poor behavior. She said, “Leadership is a lot like parenting.” Curious, I asked how so? “Sometimes it seems like my employees test the limits to see what I’ll do just like my kids do!…

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How to See the Humanity in Your Employees

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 28, 2017
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This is the final part of a three-part series on setting the tone in your work culture. “Sometimes people are jerks. They are rude, abrasive, and selfish. They may say the right things, but the way they behave makes my guard go up and it’s hard to see anything good about them.” Do you feel…

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How to Create a Connection with Employees You Don’t Like

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 14, 2017
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This is part two of a three-part series on setting the tone in your work culture. “It’s so hard to stay in control when an employee is condescending and rude!” “I know I’m supposed to be impartial to all of my employees, but some are easier to like than others.” “Sometimes, when an employee speaks…

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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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5 Behaviors of Levelheaded Leaders

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 1, 2016
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Conflict Management Pattern: Levelheaded The term “levelheaded” is often used to describe someone who is calm, balanced, not overly reactive, and able to stay reasonable and rationale during times of stress or conflict. When people are in deadlocked argument, being “levelheaded” can break the impasse. This is a person whose presence can diffuse anxiety and…

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