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Stop This Terrible Habit You Don’t Even Know You Have thumbnail
How do I know you have it? Because I have it too. Most high-performers do. It’s a sneaky little bugger, because on the surface it really feels like you’re doing the right thing. And on most levels you are. it’s a Winning Well core competency taken too extremes. But if you go too far, the stress will crush you spirit and undermine your confidence.  »  Read More
 
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4 Secrets to a Successful Performance Improvement Conversation thumbnail
You sit down for an earnest performance improvement conversation. Things improve for a minute. And the next day (or the day after), she’s back to her “hot mess” behavior. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s her. Some people are hard to reach. But before you write her off as “unfixable” take a hard look at your approach.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   #ResultsThatLastwinning well

3 Ways to Rock Your Role in the New Year

3 Ways to Rock Your Role in the New Year thumbnail
Carol was visibly shaken on the other end of the phone. Karin, you know that new job I got, well I lost it. I mean, it’s not really my fault, the contract they had anticipated didn’t come through. I get it. But what bothers me more than anything is what my boss said a few days after I got the news. He said, “you never showed up in any meeting as well as you did in the interview. That was disappointing.” So I wonder if I could have saved my job, if I had showed up differently?  »  Read More
 
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7 Surefire Ways to Gain More Credibility in the New Year thumbnail
It’s the time of year where many of us are talking about what we want to lose– a few pounds, some bad habits, a toxic relationship. Today, I’m inviting you to consider what you have to gain– investing in a few key actions to improve your credibility and enhance your reputation.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Career & Learningwinning well

The Power of a Good Pause

The Power of a Good Pause thumbnail
To me the most remarkable part of Christmas is how everything goes from ridiculously busy to a full-on pause. The Winning Well workshops, the keynotes, the 2017 planning, the filming, the travelling (well not that), the rehearsals, the concerts, the shopping, the cooking, the visits, and then the pause  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Energy & Engagement
5 Questions to Help You Resolve Your Conflict thumbnail
We’d both been looking forward to it–our first Thanksgiving together. We’d each been the primary holiday cooks in our previous marriage, which can feel lonely and overwhelming at times. But not this year. Now we had each other. We’d planned the perfect menu the week before while eating sushi over candlelight. We’d had fun shopping. We were all set  »  Read More
 
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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share How They and Their Team are Preparing for the New Year thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about preparing for 2017. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about goal setting. Please submit your very best links to your goal setting posts. The question for the month is: “What your best practice for helping teams set meaningful goals?   »  Read More
 
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4 UGLY Conversations to Have With Your Team Before Year End thumbnail
The second half of December is a great time for recognition, celebration, white elephant gifts and other fun. Yes, yes, please do all that, but don’t stop there. The best holiday gift you can give your team is to “own the ugly.” To help your team have the tough conversations they’re longing to have. To stare squarely in the face of what’s not working and clear the decks for a remarkable 2017.  »  Read More
 
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