Working with Loud Mouths

How to Manage a Motor-Mouth at Your Meeting or Party

Whether you meet them at an upcoming holiday party or have them dominating your meetings, incessant talkers present a challenge. While you do want...

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Reading Through References

5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and...

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Appreciating Our Parents

Gratitude for Great Parenting

I never had a curfew. My mom considered curfews permissive. She preferred accountability. When I left the house with a new boy for a new activity,...

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Providing Beneficial Feedback

5 Techniques for Giving Usable Feedback

It’s not human nature to welcome negative feedback. At best, people accept the comments, make changes for the better, but feel disappointed...

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Becoming an Iconic Leader

5 Leadership Rules That Always Win

During an election season or a corporate crisis, the word “leadership” is used probably more than any other—as a prescription for better...

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Writing with Active Voice

Have You Lost Your Writer’s Voice?

My blind friend Armand recognizes me and others in our circle by voice. He has no problem knowing who has joined the conversation once they...

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