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Date: Aug 23, 2016
Category: Management 

At Victaulic, a manufacturing and engineering company with 3,600 employees across the globe, collaboration is the key to creating a culture of innovation.

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Date: Aug 1, 2016
Category: Management 

"I'm in a meeting -- sitting on pins and needles -- because there's incredible tension in the room," recalls Adrienne Riggs, VP of Operations at Franklin Farms East.

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Date: May 10, 2016
Category: Communication Styles DISC Management Workplace Motivators / Values 

I am thankful when clients share their successes with me. Shannon recently emailed to describe her epiphany on using assessments to do a better job of leading her team:

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Date: Mar 1, 2016
Category: Communication Styles DISC Conversations for Change Management 

How do you help people who have "always done it this way" accept new ideas for doing things better?

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Date: Nov 17, 2015
Category: Emotional Intelliegence Management 

Thank you for being inspiring and aspiring leaders!  Thank you for sharing your vision, for encouraging people to grow and develop, and for acknowledging the people on your team who make a contribution. Thank you for expressing gratitude to others in ways that help them to connect the dots about what is important in your organization.

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Date: Oct 26, 2015
Category: Management 

From the desk of Melanie Sanchez-Jones: What's the biggest anxiety for any high performing team?

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Date: Aug 4, 2015
Category: Management 

Maria walked into the team meeting with a chip on her shoulder.

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Date: Jul 22, 2015
Category: Management 

It's summer time, so I'm thinking about retreats. We all need time to step off, step back and take a deep breath. We need time to reflect on where we are both personally and professionally, time to dream and time to plan.

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Date: May 13, 2015
Category: Management Relationship Building 

From the desk of Melanie Sanchez-Jones: When people learn about my experience, they are usually curious about the 2 years I spent working in Shanghai, China.

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Date: May 5, 2015
Category: Communication Styles DISC Emotional Intelliegence Management Workplace Motivators / Values 

Would a surgeon ask her intern to perform surgery without surgical tools? Of course not.

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Date: Apr 14, 2015
Category: Emotional Intelliegence Management 

"Does emotional intelligence really matter?" Arnold, one of my new coaching clients asked me.

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Date: Mar 12, 2015
Category: Management 

"I don't understand why I haven't been able to hire competent people who want to stick around," Bob, the CEO of a medical devices company, shared as he vented his frustration about continual turnover in several key roles in his organization.

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Date: Feb 24, 2015
Category: Management 

Talent.  It's one of the key resources for a successful business.

What are the best ways to attract it? How do you provide the right kind of culture to nurture it? How do you avoid losing it to competitors?

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Date: Nov 12, 2014
Category: Management Workplace Motivators / Values 

Want a glimpse into the future of work? Watch this TED talk to see why I envision a future with more flexibility, more engagement--more opportunities to fall in love with your work.

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Date: Jul 14, 2014
Category: Management 

Jon Stewart is not only a brilliant comic, he’s also a fearless leader.  Why?

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Date: Mar 11, 2014
Category: Management 

Andy Johnson, an executive coach who specializes in quiet leaders, shared with me 3 videos based on Susan Cain’s book Quiet: the Power of Introverts.

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Date: Apr 25, 2012
Category: Relationship Building Management 
By Jeff Davidson, ©2012

Because my coaching clients keep sharing a common concern, I wanted to share this article that provides solutions:

It’s bad enough being constantly bombarded by all the forms of electronic communication that most people must grapple with today but, if you have a boss who, on top of everything else that competes for your attention, constantly interrupts your work flow, it may seem as if you have few options...

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Date: Feb 14, 2012
Category: Management 
By Marty Zwilling

I loved this article written by Marty Zwilling!  He gave me permission to share it with you here:

The dictionary definition of a mentor is “an experienced and trusted advisor,” or “leader, tutor or coach.” The definition of a critic sounds similar, “a person who offers reasoned judgment or analysis.” The big difference, of course, is that a mentor looks ahead to help you, while a critic looks backward to tell you what you did wrong.

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