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4 Reasons Why the Quest for Happiness at Work is MisguidedTo borrow from Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy:” It might seem crazy what I’m about to say

But I really don’t care if you’re happy at work. In fact, I think all the hype about happiness at work is a bit misguided. Now, before you blow up my Twitter feed with negative feedback or blast me in the comments ...

Penguins On A RockWhen The Ken Blanchard Companies embraced the future by creating a lesson on Situational Leadership® II with Ninth House (now PDI Ninth House) back in 1999, the clarion call was: Traditional stand-up training is dead. Online learning is going to take the world by storm. As a result, we became experts at virtual classrooms and blended solutions .

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Eroding CliffWhen leaders get caught up in their ego, they erode their effectiveness.  Leaders with an overactive ego find themselves unable to center. Instead they are constantly moving from a sense of inadequacy to an overinflated sense of their own importance.

In his book Leading at a Higher Level, business author Ken Blanchard explains that “When leaders a...

Performance planning, coaching, and review are the foundation of any well-designed performance management system, but the results of a recent study suggest that leaders are falling short in meeting the expectations of their direct reports. A survey of 470 human resource and talent management professionals by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard...

Bright Idea ConceptEver get a good idea? It starts out as a feeling that you might have a solution to a problem. A few days later you’re thinking Hey, I’ve got something here. This could really help. And the cost is well within reason. I owe it to myself and the organization to get this on the radar. But how do you go about it?

There are three phases in selling ideas...