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Gillies: To be an effective leader, you must be self aware

By   /  Friday, March 29th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Gillies: To be an effective leader, you must be self aware

By Bruce Gillies Leadership. Just the mention of it brings up very different images. There is George Washington crossing the Delaware, pointing the way. Or Martin Luther King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech. Or perhaps Herb Brooks leading the U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over a very powerful Russian team in 1980. Each Read More →

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Organizational politics key to results

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Organizational politics key to results

By Bruce Gillies Organizational politics have a bad reputation. As a leadership coach, I’ve heard many employees describe them as an impediment to getting things done. For some, the joy of receiving a promotion is tempered by the fear of getting pulled into workplace politics. In reality, organizational politics are a powerful, and almost always Read More →

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Workplace stress: use it or lose it

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workplace stress: use it or lose it

Workplace stress is a very individual phenomenon. It can kill through hypertension and mismanaged emotions. On the other hand, it can be a very valuable tool for leaders at every level to use to motivate their folks. Let’s take a look at the phenomenon of stress. Unmanaged stress is likely the single most important and Read More →

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