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Challenges of Family Enterprise

Think about taking all the quirks of most families and combine that with the challenges of running a business.Successful family companies know how to separate their discussions about family issues, business issues and ownership issues.Listen to the radio segment discussing this:Also, the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise is having National Family Business Day on October […]

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Learn How to Take a Compliment to Defeat Perfectionism

One of the tips I shared on the air today was how important it is to learn how to take a compliment and how it can help reduce perfectionism. When someone compliments you do you say “Ah it was nothing.” Or do you make a self-defeating joke? That really takes away from your self-esteem. Instead, […]

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The Perfectionist Boss

A perfectionist is someone who is never satisfied with themselves or others. The bar is set so high, they drive themselves and others crazy because they are never satisfied. A moderate amount of perfectionistic tendency is okay. When we do assessments on managers, we compare them to thousands of other managers in the database. If […]

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Motivation Mistakes

This week’s Leadership Wizard segment focused on how managers may inadvertantly punish their good performers and reward their bad performers. It can happen when the manager asks more from their good performer – like helping weaker employees, or when they reward the poor performer by offering them overtime or help to finish their job. To […]

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Communication Confusion

The Monday August 28th AM800 segment focused on the need to eliminate confusion and misuderstandings from communication. Typically we use vague terms when requesting other people to do something for us. We might say, “I need this right away!” which could be misunderstood to mean ‘sometime today’ or ‘in the next 3 minutes’. It is […]

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Management Makeover Opportunity

As the Leadership Wizard on AM800 in Windsor, I am offering to provide some individual management coaching a “Management Makeover” if you will. If you know someone within the Windsor/Essex area who wants to enhance his or her leadership skills, please direct them to the website and follow the link on the left to […]

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The Leadership Trap

This week’s AM800 segment was on the subject of the leadership trap. This is the trap that many new leaders (and many experienced ones as well) fall into. Basically the trap is that the manager solves all the problems and makes all the decisions. This stresses the manager and frustrates the employees. So what managers […]

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Have a question for the Leadership Wizard?

If you have a question for the Leadership Wizard, please post it as a comment here, or email I may address your issue on the radio, or answer it in the blog. Copyright MMIX Unique Training & Development Inc. All rights reserved. For speaking, training or coaching, please visit

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Negative co-workers

You can listen to my interview from AM800 today on how to deal with negative coworkers. Remember to avoid the vortex of negativity that these people create and make a pledge to yourself to see the positives around you and show appreciation for the things in your life that you want to attract more of. […]

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What is your purpose on this planet?

Many people would be more fulfilled and satisfied if they could discover their special purpose and how it connects to their work. I went on my own personal journey of self discovery approximately 2 1/2 years ago to figure out what my purpose is. What I discovered is that one of my purposes is to […]

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