It’s amazing what a little dose of fun can do for your workplace – even your least favorite tasks can be attacked with gusto if there is even just a little bit of play involved, and the results impact everything from your talent management, your customer relations, to your bottom line. Is having FUN at work important to you and your company?

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Have you ever felt that things would just stop in their tracks if you weren’t there pushing the next steps? Or that when you try to ignite some discussion and debate in a meeting, you’re the only one speaking up? Or even if you do get some discussion going, there is no follow-up after the meeting? You are not alone – I see this happen in many companies, especially as they grow.

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I recently saw an advertisement for “how to tone your muscles and get in shape while just doing your normal daily routine, be it brushing your teeth or watching Oprah.” Wow! So I can get toned and ready for my day all at the same time? Sign me up!

And then that made me think that this is also what great management is all about – getting a 2fer by incorporating great people management into everyday work…

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I recently shared this article on LinkedIn, Stop Firefighting and Start Leading, because I so agree with the damage a firefighting environment can have on organizations. Here I want to expand on another type of firefighting that I typically see in my mid-sized client companies – the crisis-focused firefighting that often requires us to stop all productive activity in order to fix the crisis.

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