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A Leader’s Guide to Making Love at Work

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. If the above title gives the impression that this article is a salacious account of a workplace tryst, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. You may as well stop reading right now.
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The Tao of Leadership: The 1000 Mile Journey of Leadership Renewal

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” – Lao-Tzu The best thing a leader can do for his or her team is to constantly grow and evolve.
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Sometimes a Manager Needs to Give a Good KITA

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. For those who are unfamiliar with the acronym KITA, it stands for kick in the ass. When applied to management, KITA often implies an abrasive and demeaning approaching to driving employees toward task/goal accomplishment.
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Dive Right Into Norming

Dive Right Into Norming | Business Learning Coach | Scoop.it
By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D.

According to Bruce Tuckman (1965), teams go through four development stages: forming, storming, norming, and performing. During the forming stage, members are preoccupied ...
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Approaches to Leadership

Approaches to Leadership | Business Learning Coach | Scoop.it
By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D.

Over the years there have been many different models of leadership style presented in the leadership literature. In fact, some have noted that there are as many theories of...
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To Cope With a Micromanager, Become a Macromanager

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D.You’re trying to get your project completed, but every time you start gaining traction your boss interrupts with one of his all-too-frequent “check-ins.” It’s bad enough that you have to deal with the barrage of interruptions,...
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Leave the Bad Attitude at the Door… Or Don’t Bother Coming In!

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. There are a lot of negative Ned and Nellies out there. They serve us at our local diner. They process us through airport security. They send us to the back of the line to fill out yet another form (in triplicate) at city hall.
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Mind Your Memes

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By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D

In 1976 Biologist Richard Dawkins likened the proliferation of cultural symbols, ideas, and behaviors to the biological process through which genetic coding is passed acros...
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Setting Goals is Just Not Enough

Setting Goals is Just Not Enough | Business Learning Coach | Scoop.it
By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D.

Expecting the best of those that report to you is certainly an important ingredient to enhancing your team's performance, but is it enough? As shall be discussed momentari...
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Steps to the Coaching Process

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By Jim Grinnell Ph.D.

Of all the leadership styles (e.g., coercive, pacesetting, visionary, affiliative, democratic, coaching), coaching has been widely found to provide the most "bang for the b...
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