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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Respect in the Workplace

What Does “Respect” Mean in Politics, Religion, and Race Relations?

“Given such a lack of respect from both sides of the current political environment and the seeming lack of it through Facebook postings, I’m...

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Managing Your Own Behavior

How Well Do You Manage Yourself?

Leadership has been at the forefront of organizational thought for the past decade or longer. Executives, authors, speakers, and consultants...

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