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This article originally appeared on Forbes.com.

The process for getting a raise at my company used to be super easy, until I learned that most people didn’t know what it was, and if they did, they were terrified.

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Culture

 

It was 2013. My then 11-year-old company, Up&Up, had plateaued. I was frustrated to say the least. Who was doing this? Why was this happening to me? I scrutinized employees, sales, clients — everybody but me. Until finally, one day, I had the sudden realization: “The problem is me...isn’t it?”

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Topics: Leadership, Culture



"There is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths."
- Don Clifton

When Lester Thornhill, CEO of Life’s Abundance, was introduced to the CliftonStrengths Assessment ten years ago, it immediately took him back to one of his defining childhood struggles.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture, Employee Development, Culture

This article was originally published on CEO.com.

“Do you have a moment? Can we talk?”

Business leaders immediately feel a sense of dread when they hear these questions. They fear that another person is giving notice, and they assume the departure will lead to expensive and time-consuming complications.

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Topics: Finance, Firing, Culture

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