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Leadership vs. Management

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator The terms ‘Leadership’ and ‘Management’, and the distinctions between them, have been subject to a bit of controversy for a long time. Many have wondered about the differences and whether or not they are mutually exclusive. Although the common

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Opportunities and Barriers for Executive Management Teams

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator “In most organizations, mistakes tend to be concealed even from those who make them. The likelihood of such concealment increases with rank or status. Therefore, the higher the rank, the greater the claim to omniscience. This implies that learning is

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5 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout and Improve Team Morale

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Employee burnout is a major challenge that companies face. One Gallup survey found that nearly a quarter of employees (23%) “feel burned out more often than not,” and another 44% occasionally feel burned out. Of course, employee burnout is a leading

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Leadership During a Pandemic

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator In most recent Executive-Exchange meetings, a consistent topic is chaos and how to lead best and make decisions during COVID-19. As each of the executives share their perspectives, challenges, successes, and how the organization is adjusting to make things work

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Misconceptions About Experts. Who is Accountable for Your Choices?

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator Currently, with the Covid-19 pandemic, polarized news sources, access to social media, and non-stop information, the presence of experts is ubiquitous. You may feel that the experts’ feedback is contradictory and confusing; however, this does not mean the expertise is

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5 Tips on Managing Virtual Teams

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator This global pandemic and mandatory work at home has created chaos and a shift in all workplaces. Some of us have worked remotely and managed virtual teams for years, and some of us have not. That is one of the

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Getting Creative to Get Results

Written By: Kayla E. Klos, Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP Inspiring creative thinking in others requires creative leadership.  I recently had a conversation with a chief executive officer who wished her management team challenged her more because she believes it will lead to better, more thoughtful solutions that benefit

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How to Have an Effective Team Meeting

Reality Check: Whenever I cover meeting management, I feel a need to apologize for telling people what they already know. Who has not heard you should have an agenda? Keep a task list? Record decisions? Then I see when working with project teams when a meeting task is assigned; even

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Solution Focused Coaching – Stop The “Why”

STOP THE WHY NONSENSE! ‘Why’ is an instinctive question. Asked hundreds of times every day in organizations, and much of it is helpful. It is important to understand why a manufacturing process has failed, why a car broke down or why your fire alarm went off. It can be enlightening

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