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March 14th, 2017

Welcome to Leadership! Good…Luck?

By: Marie Bryson

It’s as predictable as a Spring leap forward, dyed water in the Chicago river, Girl Scout cookies, and shamrocks—St. Patrick’s […]

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February 15th, 2017

“I Win, You Lose”: A Case Study in Method I Leadership—We’re Seeing the Results Every Single Day

By: Marie Bryson

Less than four weeks into a brand new American presidency that’s taking an approach to executive power that’s widely recognized […]

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January 24th, 2017

“Managing Up” versus Effective Communication: Is There an Actual Difference?

By: Marie Bryson

“Managing up.” It’s a phrase that first crept into my personal consciousness sometime in the early 2000s, during the dot-com […]

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January 9th, 2017

Needs and Leadership: The Costs of Using and Abusing Power

By: Marie Bryson

This January, I find myself reflecting on new beginnings, for fairly obvious reasons. And as I do so, it strikes […]

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December 13th, 2016

Having Trouble Talking About the Election? (A tutorial on GLOP)

By: Marie Bryson

Well. OK then. No matter which side you were on (or even if you were one of nearly half the […]

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November 15th, 2016

Active E-Listening: Is That Even a Thing?

By: Marie Bryson

Leader Effectiveness Training developed in an era when the bulk of workplace communication happened face-to-face. And most workplaces continued in […]

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October 24th, 2016

I-Messages in the No-Problem Area: They’re Not Just for Confrontation

By: Marie Bryson

We spend a lot of time, when we do Leader Effectiveness Training, thinking about the top and the bottom of […]

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October 17th, 2016

Seven Best Practices for Problem-Solving Meetings

By: Marie Bryson

Oh Ye Gods and Monsters, not another <groan> meeting. Admit it. You’ve said that. Or some version of it, only […]

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September 20th, 2016

No Conflicts, No Drama. No, REALLY!

By: Marie Bryson

One of the reasons it can feel so downright odd, awkward, and alien learning the Gordon Model communication skills is […]

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September 6th, 2016

Bad Leadership Up Close and Personal: A Case Study

By: Marie Bryson

If there is one thing that is true in my life it is this: The Man and I are exact opposites in [ ... ]

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