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You’re allowed to feel blue.

Sometimes it’s important to let ourselves be negative, sad, angry or worried. It’s part of life. It’s not always good for us to choose to be positive and happy. Sometimes I believe that it’s actually healthy to consciously choose to allow ourselves to feel life’s...

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Motivational Communication and Leadership

Many years ago, I was introduced to Motivational Interviewing. An evidence-based way to relate to people and situations where there is discourse and lack of motivation. Through the years I have seen how Motivational Interviewing has evoked motivation in many people....

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Ulf Lidman’s blogs

If you are interested in LEADERSHIP follow me on these links in English: Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulf-lidman-training/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ulflidmantraining/ Website: https://www.ulflidmantraining.com/en/home/ If you are Swedish speaking...

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Beyond comfort!

Have you in your leadership role been faced with something that is beyond your comfort zone. Something that you know has to be done, but everything within you is screaming NO! I often meet leaders who have this feeling before meetings with their employees if the...

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People can read your thoughts!

Communication has so many different facetts. I often marvel when I see research about verbal communication versus non-verbal. A researcher by the name of Mehrabian was early out by claiming that words have a very minor part in communication, only 7%. As leaders it is...

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Random acts of kindness.

What do we need in order to excel? What is one of the most effective ways of building rapport and developing strong alliances? I dare to say that the fuel for us human beings is affirmation. We have this deep seated need to be noticed. It is part of our nature. We...

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Apologizing!

One of the traits that I am looking for in leaders is when a person is swift to apologize. Why is this so rare? And why is it accepted for leaders not to take responsibility when they have done wrong? There are few things that infect an organization more than when the...

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Good enough!

The expression good enough is often used to strengthen people’s self esteem and confidence. I’m the first one to agree that people, including myself are good enough to a certain degree. I am good enough as a person. My value is absolute. As human beings we need that...

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Head in sand – not a leadership position!

The man called me and was completely devastated. He works for a large company and is one of the key people in the corporation’s IT department. His story is not unusual. He told me how he had been hit with a double whammy. Six months ago, him and his wife received news...

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Locked positions!

I don’t know how many times I’ve been called into situations in organizations and corporations where conflicts have made the work environment toxic. I particularly remember on large company where it had become unbearable. The employees including many middle managers...

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