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When Being In Charge Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

When Being In Charge Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

There’s a myth out there in the business world that the view’s always better from the top. It’s the corporate version of “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” We work so hard to climb the ladder in our careers. To do […]

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Three Things You Must Determine Before Announcing Your Next Retreat

Three Things You Must Determine Before Announcing Your Next Retreat

We’re almost at the new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about your 2017 leadership retreat. (music cue) Dun dun DUNNNNNNN. Now I’m a social worker so I like getting messy. I love getting away from it all and facilitating those “elephant in the room” […]

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The #1 Way to Sabotage Your Next Organizational Change Initiative

The #1 Way to Sabotage Your Next Organizational Change Initiative

Whether you’re realigning job duties because your treasured right-hand assistant recently left, you’re transitioning to a new and improved database system, or you’re restructuring to create better alignment with your long-range goals…managing change is challenging. As the saying goes, “better the enemy I know than the one […]

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How to recover when your right-hand person resigns

How to recover when your right-hand person resigns

Every leader dreads the day when their beloved, right-hand employee walks into their office, avoids eye contact and hands them a resignation letter, right? Let me start by saying if you’re going through this right now, my condolences! I know what it feels like to finally reach […]

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Workplace Referee-ing: Tips for Navigating Workplace Drama

Workplace Referee-ing: Tips for Navigating Workplace Drama

Dear Marissa, I recently had to break up a workplace argument between two of my best employees.  After things calmed down, we discussed the situation and I was surprised by how different the accounts of each person was.  It was as if they were describing two completely […]

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