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Why Women Executives Are Less Engaged Than Men

By: Don Harkey & Bethany Bishop

According to Gallop's 2017 State of the American Workplace, 50% of men executives are engaged versus 35% of women executives.

The Long Game

By: Don Harkey

Too often, supervisors solve problems for their people. While that helps the situation in the moment, it is setting them up for failure long term.

Don't Fight Angry!

By: Don Harkey

In the heat of a moment, it can be easy to get wrapped up in emotion. Be sure you're using the appropriate parts of your brain to handle good conflict.

Mastering People Is Not About You

By: Don Harkey

Sometimes, it is easy to blame the people. But what if it was you?

Let's Negotiate

By: Don Harkey

At our recent Leadership Mastermind, we learn best tactics for negotiating and recognizing best outcomes.

9 Practical Tips for a Successful Facilitation

By: Bethany Bishop

Facilitating is tough, but with these basic tips, you can get your team where they need to go.

Failures that Lead to Success

By: Don Harkey

Lean into your failures. You will find the mistakes you experience will also become your biggest opportunities.

Management Isn't About Knowing the Answers

By: Don Harkey

If management does this one thing, your teams won't be successful.

Afraid of Conflict? 3 Best Practices When Facing Your Fear

By: Don Harkey

A fear of conflict is common and natural amongst people. However, this fear can become something that not only limits our effectiveness as individuals and teams, but it can also backfire and create worse conflict.  The ability of effectively confronting conflict early and often is a powerful trait.  At our Leadership Mastermind last week, we faced our fear of conflict and talked about ways to overcome it.  If you struggle with conflict, here are 3 ways you can deal with it:

Stop Avoiding Tough Conversations

By: Don Harkey

Tough conversations are intimidating, but necessary for successful management.

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