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Explore Your Options

Explore Your Options Explore Your Options - Unique Training and Development

 Do you know why you should consider your options?  You don’t want to narrow down your choices too quickly when solving problems or making decisions. My dad always told me when I was buying something, I needed to look at two or three different options. He was coaching me on how to become a […]

Our Top 3 Blogs From This Past Year

Our Top 3 Blogs From This Past Year manufacturing leader at plant

As you wrap up 2020 and begin preparing for the New Year, are you prioritizing your and your team’s leadership development? The kind of leader your employees view you as strongly depends on the way you interact with them and how you handle certain workplace matters. To give you some ideas on planning your 2021 […]

Resolve Team Conflict

Resolve Team Conflict

 When you approach employees who are in the middle of a heated argument, how do you help resolve the conflict? Use these four questions to help discover what the source of the conflict is and some possible solutions: 1. “What caused the disagreement?”  Most conflicts don’t emerge instantly. They have probably been brewing hard feelings […]

Resolve Team Conflict

Resolve Team Conflict resolve team conflict

When you approach employees who are in the middle of a heated argument, how do you help resolve the conflict? Use these four questions to help discover what the source of the conflict is and some possible solutions: 1. “What caused the disagreement?”  Most conflicts don’t emerge instantly. They have probably been brewing hard feelings over […]

Keep Optimism Realistic

Keep Optimism Realistic leader and employee talking

 Why should you, the leader, be realistically optimistic? Being realistically optimistic is different from being “Pollyanna optimistic”—where you make promises you can’t keep. Admiral James Stockdale, in his book about the Vietnam War, had this great quote: “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end, which you can never afford […]

Keep Optimism Realistic

Keep Optimism Realistic leader talking with employee

Why should you, the leader, be realistically optimistic? Being realistically optimistic is different from being “Pollyanna optimistic”—where you make promises you can’t keep. Admiral James Stockdale, in his book about the Vietnam War, had this great quote: “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end, which you can never afford to […]

Embrace Challenge

Embrace Challenge stressed blue collar worker

Why should you, as a leader, embrace challenges? It’s tempting to think that challenging events and situations are only stressful and negative, but they can also contribute to some of your greatest strengths as a human being and leader. Here are three tips to reframe your thinking about challenges: Tip number one is to see […]

Embrace Challenge

Embrace Challenge construction worker stressed

 Why should you, as a leader, embrace challenges? It’s tempting to think that challenging events and situations are only stressful and negative, but they can also contribute to some of your greatest strengths as a human being and leader. Here are three tips to reframe your thinking about challenges: Tip number one is to […]

Clone Your Top Performers

Clone Your Top Performers two metal workers

 What if you, as a leader, could clone your top performers? Many leaders fantasize about having the ability to clone their top performers, so they have even more of them in their work group. Of course, we are not talking about a lab experiment where we extract DNA from your best people and breed […]