Workplace Design Impact on Culture: Anne Loehr Interviews David Craig

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A strong organization is always looking for ways to improve company culture. Workplace design is one tool that can directly impact company culture, as well as productivity and innovation. To explore this topic, I interviewed workplace design expert David Craig, SVP of CannonDesign New York and head of CannonDesign’s global Workplace Strategy Practice. In this […]

How Values and Purpose Create Better Leaders, Part Three: Your Values in Action

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It’s vitally important that leaders identify and use their values in all aspects of their lives. Why? Because values give us a sense of purpose, and help guide us in organizational decision-making. You can review the definition and importance of values here. Deciding to lead with values is only the first step. Next comes the […]

How Values and Purpose Create Better Leaders, Part Two: Find Your Values

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Values are like a compass that points us to our “true north.” Understanding our personal values helps us navigate decisions, make more fulfilling choices, and live in a way that is satisfying and meaningful. It is the road to finding our purpose. As a leader, personal values pass down to all levels of the organization, […]

How Values and Purpose Create Better Leaders, Part One

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Ever worked with a manager who knew what mattered and stood her ground about these things? Then you probably worked with a manager who used values-based leadership (VBL). VBL is a leadership philosophy that steps outside of measuring success by prestige, personal wealth and power. It is not about emulating the great leaders of yesteryear. […]

Top 5 Posts on Women in the Workplace by Anne Loehr

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I am passionate about women in the workforce, in leadership positions, and as a key factor in understanding the seismic shifts in the future of work. Here are my top five blog posts on women in the workforce. 1. What Can Transgender Experience Tell Us About Workplace Gender Roles? A fundamental challenge to women in […]

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix it: The Perception Gap, Part 2

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Why Communication Fails and How to Fix it: The Perception Gap, Part 2

Sometimes merely focusing on communicating with your team isn’t enough. Why? Because the intention you set forth is often misunderstood by your audience. The gap between what you mean to communicate and what is actually communicated is known as the Perception Gap. In Part One of this series about communication failure, I covered what Perception […]

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix it: The Perception Gap, Part 1

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Despite your best efforts, there’s a very good chance that your communication is being perceived and processed in a way you did not intend. The disconnect between what is meant to be communicated and what is actually understood is known as a Perception Gap. In this two part series, I will talk about Perception Gaps, […]

How to Effectively Manage Difficult Employees: The Do-Gooder

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How to Effectively Manage Difficult Employees: The Do-Gooder

There sure are a lot of different personalities to deal with in the workplace! As a manager, you have to work with diverse personas on an even closer level. And let’s face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. Some may even seem, ahem, unmanageable. To help busy managers deal with the […]

Leadership Guide for Managing Conflict, Part 3: Test Your Conflict-Handling Skills

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Leadership Guide for Managing Conflict, Part 3: Test Your Conflict-Handling Skills

Let’s put your conflict handling-skills to the test! In this three-part series on conflict management, I introduced the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), a fantastic tool to guide leaders when facing conflict. With the introduction of TKI came an explanation of the five conflict-handling modes—competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, accommodating—and recognizing which mode you use most […]

Leadership Guide for Managing Conflict, Part 2: What Conflict-Handling Styles to Use & When

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Leadership Guide for Managing Conflict, Part 2: What Conflict-Handling Styles to Use & When

Last week, I introduced the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), my favorite tool for developing conflict management knowledge. Leaders can use this tool to identify the way they typically handle conflict, and to make informed decisions about choosing an appropriate style when facing conflict. After understanding the five conflict-handling styles, and identifying which style you […]