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How to Use the Third Mind at Work

The Third Mind I was fortunate to attend a local networking event recently, which provided lots of synergy with many, MANY great people.   This synergy (and the great people) led me to think more about the phenomenon called “the third mind.” “The third mind” is when two people or individual minds come together for a…

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4 Simple Ways to Build Effective Relationships with Staff

Great Working Relationships

Do you connect easier with some of your direct reports than others? Are you more comfortable communicating with your high performers than other team members? Do you have employees that you sense don’t respect you? These are all common experiences for supervisors and managers. Great leaders have figured out how to make positive connections with…

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How to Find the Willpower to Address Performance Issues

We all have parts of our jobs that we don’t like as much as others.  For supervisors and managers, the position comes with some tough interpersonal responsibilities. I’ve yet to meet a supervisor who likes to tell someone they’ve done something wrong or to fire someone who is not a good fit for the role. …

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