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Experts and Underdeveloped EQ

Working without Emotional Intelligence is like working with one hand tied behind your back. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is clear; we can do more when we know our strengths and blind spots and how we interact with...

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Culture is an Elephant

If one is to consult in and around “culture” , it seems one should be able to define it. 5 years ago, when I had just started my masters degree at UT , I wrote a short paper on why culture is like an...

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Rewards and Promotions

Rewards and promotions are a challenge for any leader. At first glance, it should be simple. Doers of jobs well done are promoted and rewarded, but it is far from that simple. Resources and egos make rewards and promotions a precarious balancing act. In...

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A Different View of the Sandwich

Make yourself a sandwich: As managers we have all heard the methodology of “sandwiching” a performance critique with compliments in the beginning and end… great, pretty useless in this setting. Whatever. Late last week, I read this article by my friend and former professor...

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