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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

01/06/14

3 proven strategies for handling workplace stress

In a world where we are all being asked to do more, and to do it better and faster with fewer resources, it’s no wonder the pressure is on. When Dale Carnegie wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living more than 60 years ago, he probably had no idea then how timeless his advice would be. The principles from the book are as applicable today as ever.

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12/09/13

The 3 keys to leading strong teams

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review tells the story of an orthopedic surgeon who has built a reputation as the Henry Ford of knee replacements. In a typical year, he performs 550 knee replacements, about two and a half times as many as the second-most-productive surgeon in the hospital. His patients also enjoy better outcomes and suffer fewer complications.

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11/18/13

What’s the number one way to get new business?

If you’re sure you’re connecting to your market and know what customers want and why they want it, if you know the emotional and logical impact of your service and can describe it in a compelling way, and if you routinely give the best advice to your customers on what to buy, then you have a great opportunity to leverage every interaction with your customers and build relationships that can spread to their friends, vendors, and neighbors. Do all these things. Not only will you stay in business, you’ll also smooth out the bumpy roads you encounter, especially during tougher, more competitive times.

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10/07/13

6 ways to get along better with co-workers

Whether it is live or online, one of the most popular seminars/webinars our company offers is “How to Communicate With Diplomacy and Tact.” This is really not too surprising in a world where teamwork and collaboration are the order of the day but not always easy to follow when “MY IDEA” is clearly correct and the other person’s or department’s is not.

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09/12/13

4 vital skills for new supervisors (because good workers don’t necessarily make good managers)

Recently, I was in a discussion with a new supervisor in one of our client companies. This was the first time she had taken on a leadership role, and she was about six months into the job. Most of her 15 reports were folks she had worked with for at least three or four years. When I asked her how things were going, she said “okay” without much conviction.

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