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Nov 18, 2016

As I am about to embark on one of the biggest changes in my life (having a baby!) it got me thinking: Why are some changes in life scarier than others? Contrary to what you may think, I am more scared about coming back to my work role after maternity leave than I am about…

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Nov 17, 2016

In her 27 years working with executives at all levels in organizations, coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard has seen it all in terms of bad communication habits that prevent leaders from having the types of conversations that bring out the best in people. “We’ve worked with more than 15,000 leaders since we opened the Coaching Services…

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Nov 16, 2016

This post is by Paul Murphy, Director of Channel Sales, Asia-Pacific. It is commonly assumed that leadership behaviors are driven by the cultural norms of a given country or region. But research shows that organizational culture is actually a much stronger driver of leadership behaviors than is country or regional culture. For example, an employee…

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Nov 15, 2016

It is easy to see why clients sometimes avoid telling the truth. There are often negative consequences for telling the truth—even if it is only to oneself. Telling the truth might make us look bad or put pressure on us to change our behavior. The truth can be scary. And let’s face it—sometimes a fabrication…

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Nov 12, 2016

Dear Madeleine,  I work in HR in a small company and recently had to let someone go. The process is never pleasant—and to make matters a bit more complicated, the terminated employee was a bit of a gossip.  Now that she is gone, many employees are upset and have been speculating out loud about the…

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