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Curiosity in Leadership

What does leadership mean in our world? What does it mean to me and to others? I’m curious about leadership. A good friend once gave me her definition of curiosity as “exuberant ignorance.” I love this definition because it brings a positive tone to the phenomenon of “not knowing” and the word “ignorance,” which is […]

Employees who are appreciated work harder

Creating a Positive and Mindful Workplace Culture

The key component of creating a positive and mindful culture in the workplace is to foster an environment where employees feel cared for and respected. This is, of course, easier said than done.This culture generally has to be encouraged and exemplified by those in managerial and leadership positions. If those in leadership are mistreating or […]

Find the Time

As busy professionals, we all have way too much to do every day. Selling work, scheduling work, managing our people, etc. Sometimes we are busy being busy. How do we make time to engage our employees? Whether it is a formal training event or just a brief conversation, how do you make your people feel […]

Group Think vs. Safety Culture

When I think about how industry in general approaches the analysis of an incident, several specific areas of focus come to mind. We look at the outcome, events, work methods, tools, environmental factors and personnel training. We research standard operating procedures and company safety policies. Prior safety records are analyzed. Additionally, third-party groups can be […]

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Get the Butterflies in Formation with Effective Presentation Techniques

Being an effective speaker can be beneficial to your career. Why? Because people perceive great speakers to be experts, and people like to work with experts. Speaking in front of others can enhance your reputation and increase the opportunities given to you. If public speaking is so beneficial, why doesn’t everyone love doing it? Unfortunately, […]

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