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Influence the Conversation: Plan for the Worst

When you are preparing to have a difficult conversation, it can be pretty daunting. Here are a few questions that you might find helpful to think about when you are trying to influence the conversation. What could go wrong in this meeting (e.g., emotions, new facts)?...

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The Bonar Institute’s Influence Planning Tool

Some questions to think about Before going into any high-stakes conversation that requires influence, use this simple tool to make sure you have your bases covered: Action Step SET A CLEAR GOAL. Key Mistake Going in with one's gut instinct instead of a clear...

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Need to Engage & Mobilize Your Employees?

Some questions to think about Why are you worried/frustrated about employee engagement?What does it cost your organization? What does it cost your team? What is your manager saying about it?Is it hurting quality?Is it hurting productivity?Is it hurting customer...

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Steps to Executive Renewal

Intellectual Snapshot: Leadership has been described as a role involving chronic stress punctuated by periods of acute tension. Though typically, the working environment places little value on personal renewal, successful leaders learn to deal with the stress in...

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Cost Questions

On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you assess your own levels of stress?Where does the stress show up?What are the effects of this stress on your job performance? Satisfaction?Whare are the effects of this stress on your personality?How aligned do you feel personally...

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals

SPECIFIC Ensure that your goals are targeted and clear-cut. Ask yourself questions like: What am I trying to accomplish?Why is this goal important?What resources are required?Are their operational limits that need to be taken into account?Who is involved?If geography...

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