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Leadership Therapy: Tips for Handling Dysfunctional Coworkers

Slackers, rockstar employees with bad attitudes, the backstabber… shall we go on? During this episode of Leadership Therapy, Brandon Smith, the Workplace Therapist, examines the various types of dysfunctional employees and offers three tips on how we can deal with them and remain happy in the workplace! Show Resources: Solve your Workplace Happiness Formula. Are Emotions […]

Four Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Successfully Grow a Business with Eric Holtzclaw

Laddering Works Founder, Eric Holtzclaw joins Brandon to share tips for entrepreneurs seeking to grow their company from startup to a professionally run business. Eric reminds us that growth takes time, meetings are a good thing and how being aware of our own personal “style” can foster stronger relationships with employees. Eric’s Life Hack: When […]

Are emotions contagious in the workplace?

Have you ever had the experience of working at a place and just feeling bad every day?  Maybe your stomach was always in knots.  Maybe you just couldn’t sleep at night.  Or maybe your body physically hurt.  You just hurt, every day.  Simply put, you didn’t feel good.  Maybe you wondered if you were going […]

3 ways to strengthen your EQ

Conversational déjà vu.  This has been my life over the last few months. I seem to keep having the same conversation over and over again.  It goes something like this: Person: “You know, X is really great at what he or she does (dramatic pause)… but, there is something about the way they go about […]

What my dog taught me about EQ

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is an interesting concept.  For those of you unfamiliar with the idea, it goes something like this…  We all have some level of baseline intelligence (IQ).  And IQ is a wonderful thing.  It is great for standardized tests and doing quantum physics in our head (if you like that sort of thing).  But […]

4 things parents can teach every leader

Parenting is hard.  And hard things teach lessons.  Being a parent has taught me more about leadership than any leadership roles I’ve held or books that I’ve read.  But before I dive into some of those lessons, let me open with some parenting background on me.  Consider following nuggets straight out of my parenting resume: I […]