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Notable leadership articles from Bixler Consulting Group based on research and interviews with successful leaders who are making a difference and what this can mean to leaders everywhere.

Real Resolutions

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, John Green, the mega-selling author of The Fault in our Stars, recently discovered his very first book, New Year’s Resolution Streamers, while he was cleaning out his office. He wrote and illustrated this 4-page book when he was about 6 years old.  His approach was to write New Year’s resolutions for each member […]

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Measuring the Right Stuff

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, Best-selling author Annie Lamott tells the story of her competition with another pre-school mom in her award winning book Traveling Mercies.  Their sons were best friends but the mothers were constantly locked in a competitive battle of who had the better son, and thus was the better mother.   On one occasion, the other […]

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Welcoming the Limitations of a New Year

By Susan Bixler

 “The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common in that they all began their journeys when they were none of these.” Mike Dooley, author and speaker Dear Colleague, There is more excitement and optimism moving into 2014 than there has been […]

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The 360-Degree Coaching Process

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, With budgets tight and time constraints even tighter, day-to-day pressures preoccupy most managers and leaders, so it makes it difficult to appreciate the value of making an effort to solicit feedback from others.  Yet, the most successful leaders recognize that they cannot sustain success without receiving feedback and being open to understanding the […]

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