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Vacation: The True Sign of a Great Leader

As summer quickly comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the many different leaders I have the privilege of coaching these days. One of whom actually took an extended 4-week vacation this summer, and another who worked her

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The 4 P’s Of Executive Gold

Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The 4 P’s of Olympic Gold”. The article was inspired by Shaun White’s amazing Gold medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Anybody who watched the Men’s Halfpipe competition

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What To Do about Millennial Mania

Let’s be clear. This article is not about what’s wrong with Millennials, how we can get rid of them, or even how we can change them. I’ve stayed out of the Millennial fray for years now because I don’t think

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Recruiting & Retaining Workforce America’s Top Talent in 2018

With unemployment rates falling across the United States since the tail end of the Great Recession, recruitment and retention of top talent has become a critical issue for many business leaders. Unemployment in nearly all our 50 States is under

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Seven Ways Great Leaders Overcome Setbacks & Build Resiliency

Have you ever tried to force yourself back into the swing of things after a setback? I’ve experienced plenty of setbacks – what I’ve come to call “woe is me moments” – in my life. Almost every leader does from

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CliffsNotes Guide To Managing the Ones Who Used To Be Your Peers

I still remember the first time I was promoted into a senior leadership position and all of a sudden had a couple of my best friends reporting to me. Weird, awkward, difficult, and challenging are all words that immediately come

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So How Do You Manage People You Never (or Even Rarely) See?

You don’t! OK, that’s sort of a trick question because I don’t believe in managing people per se. In my experience, management is all about planning, budgeting, directing, and  controlling work efforts. Leadership, on the other hand, is more about

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Taking a Break to Recharge: An Organizational Imperative for a Sustainable Future

Summer has quickly come and gone again, so it must be time to dig in and get back to work, right?  Wrong! In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business environment, business leaders must continually make “getting away” an organizational imperative to ensure

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Organization Development as a Profession: Will Certification or Licensing Help You Choose Your Consultant?

Should the profession of Organization Development (OD) require professional certification or licensing for practitioners to practice? As we look to the future of OD, some questions come to mind : –  Should anyone wanting to “hang out a shingle” as

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Best Recognition and Rewards Programs for the Post-Recession Economy

At Plus Delta Consulting, we are committed to creating a brighter future for those seeking to improve individual, group, and organizational performance as well as those focused on transforming organizations in ways that produce better business results. Broadly speaking, we

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