Nudges – David Marquet
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Weekly Nudge – “You can help out by…”

Recently, at a fundraiser I was participating in, someone approached me and said “If you want to be helpful,…” and suggested something for me to do. Now, I might be more sensitive than most, but it irritated me because I wouldn’t have been there unless I wanted to help.  Continue reading

Weekly Nudge – Replace “We can’t…” with “How can we…”

The next time you are having a conversation instead of telling people “We can’t…” instead ask “How can we…” Continue reading

Weekly Nudge – What you do not know CAN hurt you…and others, follow up.

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Weekly Nudge: What you don’t know CAN hurt you and others. Practice creating a safe environment for people by doing this…

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Weekly Nudge – Instead of this is “good” and this is “bad,” say this instead…

When giving feedback say “Here’s what is working…” and “What needs work…” instead of this is “good” and this is “bad.” Continue reading

Grow Your People – Ladder of Leadership Series, Part 4 of 4

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Grow Your People – Ladder of Leadership Series, Part 3 of 4

This is part 3 of 4 in our Grow Your People – Ladder of Leadership Series Continue reading

Ladder of Leadership – Grow Your People Series, Part 2 of 4

Weekly Nudge: When you recognize “tell me what to do” and have resistance to people telling you what they think, try breaking the problem up in to smaller parts and asking “What can you tell me …”

Now here’s the important part – it doesn’t matter if you think you know the answers to those questions. Continue reading

Weekly Nudge – Grow Your People, Ladder of Leadership Series: Part 1 of 4

Imagine you are a new Senior Vice President for Operations at the ABC widget Company. You took over from a very top-down boss and want to get your people to “level up” the ladder. Continue reading

Weekly Nudge – Assume the Best


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