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Date: Oct 2, 2014

Do you know what drives you? Do you know what drives your employees? Many people don’t understand the impact that motivators can have on work performance. Yet it’s one of the main themes we emphasize in Lehigh’s MBA program orientation. More→

Date: Jul 25, 2014

Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: When you find that your profitability is eroding, margins are deteriorating and customers are migrating away, do you calmly assess the situation and recognize that you need a flexible planning model, a 12-month profit plan and a better understanding of your cost of goods? More→

Date: Jul 25, 2014

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

Date: Jun 26, 2014

Fear of failure, of loss, of change--this emotion in its many forms can be the biggest obstacle to personal success. Our fears can stunt growth in ourselves and others. So how can we move ourselves through fear? More→

Date: May 29, 2014

Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: A company's employee morale is its lifeblood. Is yours anemic and unable to withstand the stress of change? Or is it pulsing with energy and optimism, healthy enough to fuel the risk-taking necessary for innovation and growth? More→

Date: May 29, 2014

You don't have to be a Star Trek fan to understand how these pop culture icons show up in the work place. More→

Date: Apr 27, 2014

Sometimes resolving conflict can be easy if you have the right tools. More→

Date: Mar 20, 2014

What's Your Plan for Being Known as a Star Performer? Are you thinking about next year's performance review results now? More→

Date: Feb 20, 2014

Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: Everyone has a natural leadership style, and chances are, yours has helped you achieve the success you have today. But what got you here may not get you where you want to go. More→

Date: Feb 20, 2014

Remember how much fun it was to measure your own growth as a child? My father designated a family growth chart next to a bookshelf. I loved watching my son make his own black line on the wall, complete with name, date, and height. He was thrilled to see that yes, he was in fact growing-- some years at an astonishing rate! More→

Date: Jan 29, 2014

Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: An organization or business unit goes through a predictable set of challenges as it grows through the 7 Stages of Growth, according to James Fischer's extensive research. More→

Date: Jan 29, 2014

Shiny red hearts are already showing up everywhere. Valentine's Day and its bold focus on emotion reminds us to reflect on what causes us to feel love and joy and make our heart beat faster. More→

Date: Jan 8, 2014

Do you ever deal with someone who seems stuck? Perhaps stuck in the past way of doing things? Or maybe stuck in a resentful story? Do you know what to do to engage the person to get unstuck and improve his or her performance? More→

Date: Dec 17, 2013

Curious about your workplace strengths and blind spots, but don't have time to wade through books on leadership or to take professional development seminars? Let me make it simple for you. More→

Date: Nov 19, 2013

The holiday season is now in full swing, which has me thinking about lists and gifts. When considering gift ideas for friends and family members or suggestions for yourself, think outside the box--literally. More→

Date: Nov 5, 2013

Are you operating like a Builder or a Protector today? Based on James Fischer's extensive research, an organization or business unit goes through a predictable set of challenges at each stage of growth, and, at each stage there is an optimal ratio of Builders to Protectors. More→

Date: Nov 5, 2013

One of the most important things companies can do for their organizational health and well-being is to hire entry-level people with an eye towards the future and design career paths and developmental opportunities for them. More→

Date: Sep 24, 2013

Like boats, people create wakes -- gentle swells of good feeling, ripples of draining negativity, or frothing waves of drama and crisis. These emotional wakes can either spur productivity or decimate it, which is why effective leaders learn how to control their emotions instead of letting their emotions control them. More→

Date: Sep 19, 2013

Star Performers know September is a great time of year to evaluate the year's performance, and begin to get a head start on strategic planning for next year. Most organizations will fall in the trap of the "break-fix" cycle - where the squeakiest wheels will get the oil. But how do you know whether you are tackling the right issues for sustainable growth? More→

Date: Sep 10, 2013

"What is empathy and how can I learn it FAST?" That was the question coming from the other end of the Skype screen. Eric's boss had just given him some performance feedback indicating that empathy would be the next leadership skill for Eric to master to continue on the high performers' track in his organization. Now Eric wanted a coach to guide him in developing this ability. More→

Date: Aug 27, 2013

As summer winds down, it is a great time to pause and reflect. I love these questions: What did I learn this summer? How do I want to use that learning going forward? More→

Date: Aug 20, 2013

Stop waiting for someone else to invest in YOUR professional development. Join our new webinar series that will change your career trajectory. We've combined our most popular workshop topics into six 1-hour webinars beginning September 17. Sign up now to reserve your seat. More→

Date: Aug 13, 2013

Skilled leaders excel at communication. But many of us forget that the word "communicate" involves both talking and listening. We are so focused on ways for making ourselves heard that we forget that it is equally important to hear others. More→

Date: May 21, 2013

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be perpetual. The trick is in guiding employees to handle conflict when it first bubbles up so it never reaches the point of bubbling over. More→

Date: Apr 24, 2013

You're reluctant to speak up at meetings. The issue may not be that you don't have ideas to contribute, but that you're one of those people who prefer to reflect carefully on information before making pronouncements. More→

Date: Mar 20, 2013

How can you tell if your team is functioning with high-performing efficiency or bogged down by dysfunction? One way is to examine what I call the emergent leadership roles. More→

Date: Feb 19, 2013

The Problem. Joe led a team of talented professionals, but noticed that communication differences often made it difficult for these smart people to work together. More→

Date: Feb 14, 2013

The article below was written by my research partner, Ashley Bowers, President of TTI Performance Systems, Ltd. Psychological research has shown that our bodies and brains are connected. More→

Date: Feb 5, 2013

The Problem. Tamara's boss did not listen to her. Over time she had developed a "no one hears me" thought pattern and viewed herself as a victim. As a result, she was not accomplishing what she wanted and not advancing in her career. Tamara was stuck in a rut. She needed to change something, but what? More→

Date: Jan 22, 2013

The Problem. Anya was almost hysterical on the phone. Her new manager, Meeta, gave her a "not meeting expectations" rating on her annual review and discussed putting Anya on a Performance Improvement Plan. Meeta also said that Anya would need additional training. More→

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Date: Oct 25, 2011

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Date: Oct 12, 2011

Have you ever been told that someone has a hard time getting your attention? You'll appreciate this video on Deep Listening when you want to build rapport and trust in a relationship. More→

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