Culture

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Coming from Excellence vs Perfection In Corporate Culture 
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Coming from Excellence vs Perfection In Corporate Culture Those called to careers in a corporate environment have a tendency toward Perfectionism. It’s no one’s fault - the educational system rewards achievement through grades and admission to elite institutions. From day...
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Alignment: The Key To Your Middle Management Development Plan
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Alignment: The Key To Your Middle Management Development Plan   Today we explore the cornerstone of any truly effective middle management development plan: Alignment. Previously, we have discussed at length the importance of fostering an environment of openness and trust,...
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Middle Manager Training: A Basic Paradigm
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Today we approach middle manager training from a higher altitude so that we can understand where it fits in to a basic paradigm: the natural journey of your business. What is that natural journey for your business, exactly? We don’t...
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Four Worthwhile Middle Management Development Goals
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 Four Worthwhile Middle Management Development Goals Imagine how amazing it would be to constantly develop great leaders from the ranks of middle management.  Think about the boundless energy that a continual flow of new, effective leaders would bring to an...
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Creating An Engaged Workforce: A Primer For Managers
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“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue… as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.” -Viktor Frankl For all of our expectations that we should be happy, or happier, or that...
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Mandates from Above
Mandates From Above: Pros & Cons
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In the course of my career, I have worked at two large entertainment corporations with profoundly different cultures: The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox. During my time at Disney, and to the best of my knowledge ever since,...
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Can We Actually Be Too Kind?
Are we unconsciously doing our colleagues a disservice? So many of us want to avoid conflict.  It’s only natural, as most people I know are truly caring and compassionate.  Why on earth would we want to impose ourselves on others...
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The Missing Piece
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In a recent interview I was asked, “You have worked really hard and had a great career.  Is there something in your sights in the Corporate world that still excites you?”  The simple answer is YES.  There is one area...
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Hallett Leadership – The Next Step Forward
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Happy New Year! This week, we officially launched the new Hallett Leadership organization, specializing in Leadership Training, Executive Coaching and Organizational Alignment.  We hope you like our new online home - www.HallettLeadership.com. We think it reflects where Hallett Leadership is...
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Hiring Your Weakness!
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My guest appearance with Brandi Stankovic on her Strategic HotBox video podcast is now live.  We spoke at length on "Hiring Your Weakness." Watch it now at THE STRATEGIC HOTBOX:  
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