5 Tips for Identifying Your Leadership Blind Spots

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 14, 2016

It doesn’t matter how great of a leader you become—how experienced, how deliberate, how learned. You’re still going to have some areas in which you’re weak—areas in which you could stand some improvement.

Many great leaders don’t actually recognize these areas in themselves, which means they don’t improve, and don’t seek assistance when they really need it.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman5 Tips for Identifying Your Leadership Blind Spots

How to Avoid a Culture of Blame

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 5, 2016

Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody fails from time to time. What’s important is that we redeem those failures. What’s important is that we learn from them.

So let me ask you: Do your team members learn from their failures? Do you learn from yours?… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Avoid a Culture of Blame

6 Secrets to More Engaging Meetings

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 30, 2015

We’ve all sat through a bad meeting. You know: The kind that seems to last forever, with a lot of words being spoken but no decisions being made and no action steps taken. Meetings like that are pretty obviously a waste of time—and that’s equally frustrating for leaders and employees, all of whom have things they’d rather be doing.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman6 Secrets to More Engaging Meetings

The High Cost of Workplace Burnout

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 28, 2015

Leaders, do you have an interest in keeping workplace morale high? In protecting your employees from burnout, stress, and fatigue? In providing them with the resources they need to tackle major anxieties or seasons of struggle? Of encouraging all employees—yourself included—to take vacation time in order to recharge those batteries and stave off exhaustion?… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanThe High Cost of Workplace Burnout

Lead by Example: Show Employees How to Manage Stress

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 16, 2015

Stress in the workplace takes a toll—not just emotionally, but physically and even financially. Stressed-out, anxious, and fatigued employees don’t work as hard, they don’t work as creatively, and they aren’t as willing to take risks. They do tend to call off more, taking more sick days and getting less done when they’re in the office.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanLead by Example: Show Employees How to Manage Stress

What Does Forgiveness Look Like in the Workplace?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 9, 2015

Forgiveness is not a term that many of us associate with the workplace. There are a number of reasons for this, I think, starting with the fact that it just sounds so soft. We believe that running a productive and efficient workplace means holding people accountable for their actions—and indeed it does.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat Does Forgiveness Look Like in the Workplace?

5 Traits of a Solutions-Oriented Leader

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 3, 2015

Solutions Oriented Approach

 

All of us respond to problems in different ways. Some of us immediately start turning over that problem in our mind, perhaps looking for the reason that problem emerged or seeking out related problems that may not have dawned on us yet.… Read more...

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Conflict is a Good Thing (And Other Tips for HR Professionals)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on November 17, 2015

You want your workplace team to run like a well-oiled machine—but when conflict rears its ugly head, your machine breaks down and your team stops working productively. For managers and HR professionals, then, resolving the conflict and moving back into a collaborative, efficient work environment is essential—but never easy!… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanConflict is a Good Thing (And Other Tips for HR Professionals)