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How to ask for help

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Monday, June 18, 2012

06.21.12 Help ThumbnailBy never caring how they look, the best executives end up looking great — looking like someone who gets results.  (Women are much better than men in this area.) Leadership expert Tom Cox explains.

 

How to be grateful

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Friday, June 08, 2012

imo-blogSteve was on the brink of being fired. At best, he would be stripped of his coveted management role and revert to being a staffer — as he had been for over a decade. It wasn’t clear if he would ever get another shot at promotion. And it was my job to save him. The diagnosis was easy — Steve was ungrateful. And ungrateful bosses create bad performance.

 

Making the best use of an intern

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

imo-blogWhen done correctly, internships present an awesome way to get traction on important goals with little effort, while sounding out a potential future hire.  Sadly, most internships are not used correctly by the employer.  Here are four steps to doing it right.

 

How to write a thank you note

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

imo-blogFew things differentiate you more than the way you make other people feel when they interact with you. Many top CEOs and politicians make a point of writing personal notes to people who have done them favors. 

 

How to make the most of meetings

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Friday, April 27, 2012

imo-blogGood meetings are the nerve centers of a good organization.  Here are the three meetings every organization should have – and how to make yours better, according to leadership coach Tom Cox.

 

'Lollipop' syndrome can derail managers

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

04.05.12_LollipopsThumbnailRemember that other people are motivated, not by your values, but by their values. Respect other people’s behavior and decisions as being illustrations of their values. Once you stop judging and condemning, and start respecting and listening, you’ll be far more effective, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

 

Build trust by setting expectations

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

imo-blogIf you’re normal, the biggest opportunity your team faces is trusting each other even more. Until they can say anything to each other, and everybody can listen open-mindedly and never ever take offense – until you build your team up to that level, they will perform below their potential.

 

Managing the person who can't say no

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Monday, February 06, 2012

imo-blogIf you’re going to be an effective manager, you need to get results from your people. That means knowing them well enough to manage each of them based on what works for them, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

 

How CEOs can set effective goals

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Friday, January 06, 2012

imo-blogOne of the CEO’s deliverables is creating a culture. One way to strongly influence that culture is by the example the CEO creates when she sets goals — for herself or others. Leadership expert Tom Cox shows CEOs how to set goals and how to follow up on those goals to make them even more effective.

 
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