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Join Us for the 14th Annual Success Event: Keeping Score! It’s not always about being right.

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Let’s face it—none of us really likes to be wrong. Sometimes, we might even work so hard to be “right” that we over-emphasize the “right” in our thinking while de-emphasizing the “wrong.” If we aren’t careful, we can actually deceive ourselves into believing something that isn’t supported by any fact or available evidence.

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Making Mistakes: Are you human?

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Do you live your life striving to be a superhero? Waking up every day, wondering which problem you’re going to solve first. Do you expect everyone else to be a superhero, too? Frowning on every person you see that is making mistakes. Or at least what you believe are mistakes. You try and multi-task to handle everything that is thrown your way; whether it was planned or not. And in doing so, you feel stressed and overworked. Why can’t everyone be like you?

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Trust…From the Employee’s Perspective

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One thing that makes employees unhappy is working for a company that doesn’t believe in them. From an employee perspective, we don’t want to be given the “easy” tasks. We want responsibility. We want trust. To know that you are comfortable giving things to us, even if you’re unsure of the outcome. We want to know that you are willing to let us go through our trial-and-error phase. Will we always knock it out of the ballpark the very first time? Probably not. But the fact that you’re willing to let us try – that’s worth the effort.

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Raise the Bar…Here’s your Sign!

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In our line of work, we tend to get calls from all kinds of managers. Managers who are frustrated with their teams. Managers who want their employees to have extensive leadership training because they just aren’t ‘getting it.’  These managers say “Jump” expecting their employees to respond in harmony with “How high?” Instead, the only response they get is their people looking at them with a look of bewilderment. These employees are thinking, “Yep – I knew he had a screw loose…”

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Do you want to be a Leader? Time for a Look in the Mirror

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Do you want to be a leader? If I asked this in a room full of people, I’d probably get a unanimous head nod…Yes. The next question is, though…Do people around you see you as a leader?

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Unleashing Possibilities – A Different Attitude

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Have you hit a roadblock to your success with your team or your goals?  Is it time for you to break out of your rut and unleash possibilities?  Too often WE are the one who has gotten in the way.  In your own way, in the way of your team, or those around you.  We have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day – many repeated over and over.

Where are your thoughts taking you?
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Leadership…Blah, Blah, Blah!

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In our line of work, we are asked to facilitate A LOT of classes on leadership! It’s a hot topic. Every company wants its people, especially management, to lead. And really, it makes good business sense to get your people demonstrating better leadership behaviors. The fact of the matter is, though, it’s not as easy as you think…there are a lot of issues that accompany the pursuit of leadership.

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What Do Your Posts Say About You?

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Many of us have taken a course, or maybe two, on how to improve our communication.  But how does technology impact your ability to effectively communicate?  Most people spend up to 7 hours daily using technologies and social media to include email, texting, blogs, Facebook, Linked In, etc. to communicate.  This replaces face-to-face communication in many situations.  We have access to these lines of communication at all times – with Smartphones and other mobile devices. Technology is fantastic because it allows us to communicate fast and stay connected with a broader base of people.  What do your posts, emails, and texts say about you professionally?  Are you being as effective as you can be?

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We are thankful for you…

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As Thanksgiving rolls around each year, most people are ready for family time. We can’t wait to get cozy, eat great food, and spend time with those that we’re thankful to have in our lives. During this time of year, work is sometimes the last thing on our minds.

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We are Revela

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For over 20 years we have worked with amazing people just like you who have trekked the journey of inspired leadership. As American Institute of Management we have made many friends and partners who have helped make us who we are and we are eternally grateful.

Today we become Revela (Pronounced Rah-vel-a).

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