Giving praise is easy and effective, but managers still don’t do it — and it’s costing them

Why is it easy for some managers to criticize others, yet so hard to offer praise?  It doesn’t seem that a simple “Thank you.  You did a great job on that project” is so difficult to say.  Perhaps Mom or Dad never gave enough recognition to a deed well done.  Not sure about why it’s […]

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7 Leader Mistakes That Make Everyone Miserable

Reposted from Dr. Travis Bradberry From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can’t see but are obvious to everyone else. In most […]

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Emotional Intelligence

The term, “Emotional Intelligence” was coined in 1990 by John D. Mayer, a personality psychologist at the University of New Hampshire.           Much of its recent popularity is credited to the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 written by Dr. Travis Bradberry and Jean Graves and TalentSmart, which markets itself as “the […]

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Is the Old Bull Out to Pasture?

For over 25 years, we’ve been helping family members in business together achieve sustainability, typically involving the transition of leadership and ownership to the next generation.  Most often, it means helping members of the younger generation “take hold” and attain the competencies of leadership, and helping seniors plot a new phase of life, retiring from […]

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