Leadership Training Blog

September 25th, 2019

How to Create a Positive Climate at Work

By: Linda Adams

“In view of the urgent need for new patterns of leadership in our society, it is a challenge to try […]

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July 22nd, 2019

EMPATHY: You Keep Saying That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

By: Marie Bryson

Google believes it can test leaders’ level of empathy in five minutes, asking just sixteen questions. Maybe they’re onto something, […]

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June 11th, 2019

Quick! What “Personality Style” Is the Person Sitting Next to You?

By: Marie Bryson

As surely as the tides flow in and out, so do personality inventories and communication style assessments flow through organizations. […]

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May 28th, 2019

Helpful Tips for Shifting Gears More Smoothly

By: Linda Adams

Sometimes when you express your opinion, your want or your need by sending an I-Message, you will hear resistance or […]

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April 15th, 2019

L.E.T.: In the Service of Something Greater Than Itself

By: H. Tucker ("Bud") Upshaw, Ph.D.

Some time ago, somebody posted this quote on Facebook: “We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and […]

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March 13th, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to You!

By: Michelle Adams

We have a Gordon Model Limerick for you!

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February 12th, 2019

How to Avoid the Dangerous Habit of Glopping (um, ….what??)

By: Michelle Adams

In our leadership program, we teach and coach people to focus on the behavior (what the person said or did) […]

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January 16th, 2019

How to Preserve Your Reputation When You’re Feeling Angry

By: Marie Bryson

You know those moments when somebody pulls you aside to tell you that you have spinach in your teeth, or […]

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November 14th, 2018

Don’t Leave Empathy Behind Online–And That’s Harder Than You Might Think

By: Marie Bryson

When I think back to how naïve I was when I first encountered a portal that would let me communicate […]

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October 22nd, 2018

Sears and Google: A Tale of Two Leadership Philosophies

By: Marie Bryson

The last dozen or so times I walked through a Sears store, I was taking a shortcut from the least-crowded […]

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