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Blog 2017-08-24T16:23:34+00:00

Four Reasons New Leaders Fail from the Start

November 18th, 2017|0 Comments

When front line workers are promoted to leadership they must learn a new set of skills in order to be successful. There are four challenges that will derail a leader at any level if they aren’t addressed.  In my consulting [...]

Making Polenta and Developing Great Leaders in Four Steps

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTHL-wsU68o (Four things that Making Polenta and Developing Leaders have in common) Today I made polenta for the first time. It’s an Italian version of grits, only better. A few weeks ago I enjoyed osso buco; It’s the Italian [...]

Six Things You Need to Know About Expectations

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

                                                                                         ---- Ruthie Hast, M.Ed., LPC Expectations are how we hope or anticipate life will be. They encompass all areas of our lives—our work, our relationships, the way our life will unfold. They play a major part in how our [...]

Cultural Intelligence: What is Your CQ And Why Should You Care?

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2C7Mfft9OY (From Mona Earnest, Speaker, trainer, HR consultant and partner at Encore Life Skills) Yesterday, I taught a course on Cultural Intelligence for the State of Oklahoma Office of Management & Enterprise (OMES). Just as your own Intelligence [...]

I Hate Emotional Intelligence

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

I hate Emotional Intelligence. Well actually, I dislike the term, “Emotional Intelligence.” Why? Intelligence is something you are stuck with.  You get your quotient, your share, and that’s it. Done. Experts say you can stretch it a little bit, but [...]

Five Things You Must Know About Conflict

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Conflict. Some of us really don’t like conflict. We would much rather get along than get cross with each other, and a workplace where people are nice to each other is a good thing, right? Well, actually not. Being “nice” [...]

The Big Catastrophe that turned out to be, well…nothing.

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

You couldn’t find your wallet and you panicked. You missed your plane and thought it was the end of the world. You experienced what appeared to be a catastrophic event in the making. But that really bad thing you thought [...]

  • Patrick Lencioni on Trust

What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

  Sick Teams usually share one thing in common: They don’t trust each other. How do you fix a team that doesn’t trust?  First of all, agree on what it means to trust each other.  [...]

Q&A with Tim Hast

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Tim hast, principal of Edmond-based Encore Life Skills, offers four skills that separate experts from novices when it comes to listening. Great leaders create, align and execute visions. […]

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