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Toxicity: Person, Place, or Thing?

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. I rarely talk about the dirty little secret in leadership: Toxicity. We have all been there and seen that, yet it continues to exist in the contemporary workplace. Some of this toxicity can be identified…
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A Mentor's Mindset:
It's All About the Relationship

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. Mentoring is a much talked about topic for leadership development, but I am uncertain how it is understood. I have heard people say that “Everyone is my mentor” or “I mentor everyone”, both of which are misnomers. To…
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Pressure: What Keeps Most
Eggs from Cracking?

By Burl W. Randolph Jr. I would imagine that everyone has bought eggs, right? Catchy intro, huh? Anyway, there are many clichés and metaphors referring to ‘cracking’ eggs to achieve a goal, or related to succumbing to pressure. Pressure…
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7 Steps to a Successful
Virtual Team

by Tiffany Robinson Employee engagement has been a hot topic over the past decade with many companies increasing the number of perks and benefits offered in order to become an attractive place to work and a hard place to leave. If your…
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Need Training Created?
You Find the Right Talent
in the Darnedest Places!

by Tiffany Robinson I came in through the back door of my career because I was schooled in compositing, fine art, graphic design, and animation, and sitting outside the lobby doors at Pixar hoping for my big break wasn't getting me anywhere…
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Followers: What We Expect from Leaders

By Burl W. Randolph Jr. We are all followers in some sense. At work, at home, at church, in the community, we all follow someone. Followership became a burgeoning subject in the early 90’s, is not quite as prevalent today, but that…