From the monthly archives:

June 2010

One-Minute Answer:  One of the most difficult client requests for me to fulfill is to appear in front of a group of employees to convince them of the benefits of teamwork. Preaching is rarely effective at changing behavior. Our words educate more reliably than they rehabilitate.   But then sometimes the words of others lend impact that [...]

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One-Minute Answer:  One of the most difficult client requests for me to fulfill is to appear in front of a group of employees to convince them of the benefits of teamwork. Preaching is rarely effective at changing behavior. Our words educate more reliably than they rehabilitate.   But then sometimes the words of others lend [...]

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How can I become a great mentor?

by Sam on June 8, 2010

One-Minute Answer:  Many emerging managers covet mentoring as a rite of passage. They see it as a route to greater visibility, more challenging assignments, and ultimately to promotions. Their mentors benefit as well through the self-satisfaction of watching their protégés rise to stardom.   Mentoring occurs when managers partner over an extended period with more [...]

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How can I get people to listen to me?

by Sam on June 1, 2010

One-Minute Answer:  Say something worth listening to!   Seriously, YOU are the main reason for any lack of attention people pay when you speak. Could they also be poor listeners? Of course! But you and I have the ability to grab their ears better than we do.   Consider this.   Your current style of [...]

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