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Think Before You Praise, Apologize or Reprimand.

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Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Monday, 05 December 2016
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Here are some actual quotes from real managers at some of the nation’s largest companies:

 

“We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees.”


“This project is so important we can’t let things that are more important interfere with it.”


“Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule.”

 

Sure, we managers say some pretty dumb things on occasion. All of us do. But being a leader means that it doesn’t happen often. With that in mind, here are three times when it really pays dividends to invest some forethought before engaging with an employee: when you praise, when you apologize, and when you reprimand.

 

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Thankful That's OVER.

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on Saturday, 12 November 2016
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With the Trump-Clinton presidential campaign over and Thanksgiving fast approaching, there’s one thought that’s been echoing in my consciousness over the last few days: “I’m glad that election is done.”

 

Our country just went through a vicious presidential campaign, and no matter your politics, you witnessed the barrage of arrows and rocks that were sent flying from one camp to the other for months: the venom, the anger, the lies, juvenile and thoughtless comments, and leaked insights into the behind-the-scenes sludge of one of our nation’s major political parties. Throw in a mountain of legal, even criminal, issues, and man, it was U-G-L-Y.

 

Yet, it was also amazing… in a way that had many of us asking, “How in the Wide World of Sports did we end up here?”

 

Has it ever been this bad?

 

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The Three Best Ways to Shut Up That "Voice of Treason"

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on Wednesday, 28 September 2016
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I call it the Voice of Treason – that negative, little voice that resides inside all of our heads. It’s the one that tries to undermine anything we might attempt that falls outside of our comfort zones. And it is annoying, and it is relentless, especially with “helpful” phrases like:

 

“You can’t do that! You’re not in their league.”


“Hey, man, nice idea, but remember the last time you spearheaded a project like this? You made a complete idiot out of yourself in front of the entire company.”


“You’re kidding right? All the other parents are still laughing about the last time you volunteered! Hold on, I think I can find it again on YouTube.”

 

Okay, so there’s no debating the fact that the Voice of Treason exists. The question is what do we do to shut that thing up?? Well, I’ve got a very good, three-part recipe for that:

 

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Feed Your Inner Viking

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on Monday, 29 August 2016
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RRRRRRRRRRGGGHHHHH!!! AAAARRRRRGGGG!!!

 

A friend of mine was staring me in the eyes. His fists were clenched and his teeth were bared, as he gave me some kind of a primal snarl. He was exuberant, enthusiastic and ready to tell me about the real estate convention he’d just attended.

 

“Flare up of hemorrhoidal tissue?” I laughed.

 

“Viking mentality,” he said.

 

Jim went on to describe the theme of the weeklong real estate meeting he’d just completed: “Fearless.” The event was a summit that included many of the top real estate professionals in the country and focused on eliminating the fear of growth and the apprehension about doing what it takes to achieve that growth. To succeed, the Viking mentality is mandatory.

 

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Just Do It, Quit.

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on Monday, 08 August 2016
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After one of my recent presentations at a CAI event, I hustled to the airport in time to arrive for my significantly delayed flight. I was still energized from the speaking engagement so sitting in silence was not an option. I struck up a conversation with a 30-ish, gentleman at my gate.

 

John worked in marketing and was flying through Dallas on his way to LA. I introduced myself, sharing with him my interest in leadership and motivation – and describing my enthusiasm for risk-taking. I realized I was preaching to the choir as he opened up about a difficult decision he had made a few years earlier.

 

John had gone to work for a mid-sized, family-owned business in the industrial coatings industry. He was hired as a marketing specialist and was told he would be responsible for the company’s social media efforts, newsletter, sales materials, etc.… John was young, energetic and passionate about doing a great job for his new employer.

 

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