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3 Ways to Shift from Bullying Employees to Leading with Empathy

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By Jay Forte

You have likely heard, “people quit people before they quit companies.” Employees want to work for managers and leaders who respect, value, and support them, not for those who bully and bark at them. So, if this is true, why are so many of today’s leaders and managers bullying and barking?

One word: stress. 

Our bodies and minds were built to handle short-term bouts of stress. In those moments, our reactive, or limbic, brain rushes in, helping us to identify and respond to danger…

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Building a Culture of Presence at Work

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By Georgina Miranda

2021 continues to ask leaders to build practices that develop the ability to remain present and grow in resilience. In the middle of life's storms, presence can help us make better decisions in stressful environments and help us stay centered and responsive versus reactive. Operating from this place helps us to grow our resilience and not deplete our energy. 

The future of work requires a commitment to the mental wellbeing of people. Regardless of the amazing products, serv…

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3 Ways to Make Better Hiring Decisions with Mindfulness

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By Dori Kelner

Sourcing talent and hiring new employees are some of the most challenging — and important — tasks that managers face. We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by the process, despite our best-laid plans and intentions. How often do we hire the candidate who looks to be the right person, only to find ourselves recruiting for the same position just a few short months later when the new hire doesn’t work out?

The truth is that we aren’t …

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How Kaizen Events can Foster Team Presence and Innovation

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By John J. Murphy

One practical definition of leadership is going first. Leading the way. Walking the talk. I like this definition because it challenges leaders to be genuine and authentic, to lead by example. This is especially important when bringing mindfulness into a corporate culture. You will have a lot of skeptics and doubters. To many people, the idea of mindfulness brings images of yogis sitting on a mountaintop, chanting mantras. Who has time for this? We have deadlines to meet! How c…

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3 Steps to Increase Organizational Bandwidth

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By Jay Forte

Though a workplace continually changes, the past year showed us just how fast the changes can be. How does an organization stay current with the skills needed to keep the organization growing and performing as the environment around it changes? 

The answer: organizational bandwidth.

The historical way of hiring employees has assessed them for the specific abilities – their strengths, skills, and experience – as it relates to the role they are applying for. If well aligned, they a…

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3 Types of Time Critical to Mindful Leadership Success

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By Martin Boroson and Carmel Moore

Looking at your calendar can be soul-destroying. 

Sadly, we do it many times a day.

If you believe your calendar, life is a grid. And time is not a flow of experience, but a stack of blocks—equal, interchangeable, and soulless. 

The way we actually experience time, however, is neither regular nor mechanical. It is subjective, depending on factors such as mood, stage of life, and whatever we’re doing. For example, time flies when you’re having fun, and a wat…

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7 Steps for Mindful Performance Reviews

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By Bridgette Morehouse

How well companies can create cultures of connection is the new superpower. In our future of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, the power of human connection will become increasingly evident. The multiplier effect of workplace wellbeing, inclusivity, and belongingness is already well documented. And yet…

The realities of work today are straining our ability to connect in meaningful ways. So many of us feel the weight of the work that is needed to address lega…

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Your Finest Hour: Leading Wisely in Challenging Times

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By Jay Forte, MBA, CPC, CGC, ELI-MP

When you’re the leader, the focus is always on you. People watch your every move, ready to judge what you decide to do and how you do it, regardless of the situation at hand. This holds especially true in challenging times because there is more at stake.  

Consider how some well-known organizations responded to challenging times. Some of the responses ruined careers because the careless, self-centered, or reactive comments created a negative impact in the mi…

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Taking a Tough Look in the Mirror

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By Dr. Karlyn Borysenko

There's not a leader out there who would tell you their goal is to create less productive employees, and yet data shows us that is precisely what many of them end up doing. About two-thirds of employees in the United States and Canada self-report that they are unengaged at work, 79% of employees do not see professional growth opportunities in their current organization, and 79% of employees who quit their job credit a "lack of appreciation" as their reason for leaving.  …

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The Art of Leading Yourself

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By Georgina Miranda

Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

We can consider these impactful words when it comes to leadership today. Developing the art of leading ourselves, our personal leadership, becomes a critical step before we can lead others on the path to greatness and success. Human nature takes us di…

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