Leadership & HR Resources

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Leadership and Human Resources Articles

5 Ways to Engage Your Virtual Team
As we head into tighter COVID restrictions, we move again to more virtual team interactions, and more meetings and events...
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Performance Management
The first step in performance management is to objectively assess where your team is at today.  To do that, I’m going to...
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How to Fire Someone
No one ever gets taught how to fire someone.  You can take an MBA and never learn this skill.  However, if you’re a leader,...
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How to Build a New Habit
The idea that you build a new habit within three weeks is horse hockey.  Balderdash.  A huge canard. You need to work...
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Difficult Conversations
Difficult conversations are the toughest part of the leadership job. Dealing with the great employees is easy. These are...
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Building Your Personal Development Plan
In order for you to be happy in your job, you need a personal development plan.  Of course your team members are no different;...
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Learning the Coaching Based Performance Review
The performance review no longer works.  Data shows this to be true, and so does experience.  Everywhere I go, managers hate...
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Core Values
Core values in your organization are simply the handful of rules that you’ve decided are truly important – core – to the...
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HR & Leadership Templates

How to Fire – Cheat Sheet
Download the cheat sheet for the course "How to Fire with Minimum Pain and Drama" here.
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Dealing with Underperformers – Cheat Sheet
Download the cheat sheet for the course "Dealing with Underperformers" here.
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Team Member vs Team Leader Downloadable
Download the "Team Member vs Team Leader" downloadable here, found in the "How to Delegate" course.
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How to Delegate – Cheat Sheet
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Assessing Your Team – Cheat Sheet
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Organization Chart
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How to Hire – Cheat Sheet
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Core Values Cheat Sheet
Download the Core Values Cheat Sheet here.  
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Coaching Tips from Trevor

The 6 Questions That Determine Employee Engagement
The 6 Questions That Determine Employee Engagement
We're all trying to figure out employee engagement. This past week I was in Whistler BC with an executive team.  We sat...
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A Simple Tool to Help People Accept Change
A Simple Tool to Help People Accept Change
Very few people like change.  There’s an theory called “diffusion of innovations” which shows the percentage of the population...
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Leadership Lesson from Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership Lesson from Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership is about serving others; this is the most important leadership lesson of all. Political leadership Elections...
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Don't Let the Rules Make You Stupid
Don’t Let the Rules Make You Stupid
Don’t let the rules make you stupid! **TRIGGER WARNING: If you’re easily bothered by inefficiency or don’t know me well,...
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Gratitude is the Foundation of a Healthy Life
Gratitude is the Foundation of a Healthy Life
I read a book this month that reminds me that gratitude is the foundation of a healthy life.  The book is called: “Nothing...
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Showing Relational Courage
Showing Relational Courage
Showing relational courage When it comes to relationships, we’re cowards. When I was a boy, I shared...
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How to End Passive Aggressive Behavior
How to End Passive Aggressive Behavior
Here’s what passive aggressive behavior looks like: You: “Son, do you mind if I use your computer?” Him: “Whatever.” Or… Her:...
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How to Deal with Grief and Be An Inspiration
How to Deal with Grief and Be An Inspiration
This week I had the sad job of attending a client event in memory of a young staff member who died tragically during the...
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Getting People Right Book Club

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The Power of People Skills
The Power of People Skills
By Trevor Throness
People are the problem. They're always the problem. If a business person goes home frustrated, if they talk with their significant other about it, if they lay awake at night stewing about it, inevitably the problem is some person at work--a colleague, subordinate, or boss. Handling people issues is...
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Good to Great
Good to Great
By Jim Collins
The Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How...
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Turn the Ship Around
Turn the Ship Around
By L. David Marquet
Turn the Ship Around, L. David Marquet (London: Portfolio, 2013) Buy it here on Amazon. Turn the Ship Around Synopsis In Turn the Ship Around, author L. David Marquet takes readers through his journey as the captain of the USS Santa Fe. During his tenure, he transforms...
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Top Grading
Top Grading
By Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.
Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent; the more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that...
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How to be a Great Boss
How to be a Great Boss
By Gino Wickman and Rene Boer
How to be a Great Boss, Gino Wickman and Rene Boer, (Dallas: BenBella Books, 2016). Buy it here on Amazon. How to be a Great Boss Synopsis Building on his Entrepreneurial Operating System, Gino Wickman teams up with Rene Boer to co-author How to be a Great Boss. The book...
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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen, (New York: Viking Penguin, 1999). Buy it here on Amazon. Difficult Conversations Synopsis In the book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, readers...
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