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Why Power Does not Equal Leadership


In the famous words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, “You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” We all have power on some level or another. How we use that power is very different … Continue reading

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Do Your Employees Trust You?


Trust is developed through action; one showing consistency in activity, thereby meeting the receiver’s expectations. For example, we don’t ask a chair if it will hold us up. We have an expectation that the chair will do what it appears … Continue reading

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Keep Moving Forward


Mary V. Davids is Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, LLC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Mary has over a decade of experience in cultivating employee engagement, enhancing employee … Continue reading

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Good Leadership is Not About Being Right


“Being right means nothing unless you’re the one that holds the cards.” That is what a great boss once told me. He learned that after being fired from a prestigious law firm after arguing with his boss over who was right. … Continue reading

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April’s Book Pick


Monthly Book Pick! This month I  picked Marcus Buckingham’s First Break All the Rules [Kindle Edition]. This book is a summary of Gallup’s studies accumulated in the mid to late 1990. Gallup’s research produced twelve simple questions that distinguish the strongest departments of a company … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Get Recognized at Work


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. -W.H.Murray The battle to get ahead in the workplace requires strategic planning and commitment to be effective and ensure you get the … Continue reading

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Monthly Book Pick!


This month I picked Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last [Kindle Edition]. Simon Sinek is also the author of global bestseller Start With Why. In this book, Sinek describes workplaces full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest and how Leaders are able to gain employee loyalty in … Continue reading

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February Book Pick of the Month!


This month we picked Author of the New York Times Best Seller Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman’s Primal Leadership [Kindle Edition]. In this book, Goleman argues that the best leaders are in touch with their emotions and can channel them into positive direction. Goleman is convincing and thorough in … Continue reading

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How to Keep Difficult Clients Happy


We’ve all had those difficult clients that are hard to please but are very necessary to keep business afloat. Over the years I’ve found the problem is not the clients and their unhappiness; it’s our reaction to the problem which … Continue reading

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Want to be a Good Boss? Don’t Friend or Follow Your Staff on Social Media


Developing trust is a crucial element to maintaining employee loyalty. What your staff does outside working hours is none of your business. Yes, that’s right; NONE of your business. Let’s say you have accepted a friend request or followed an … Continue reading

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