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Art Petty

Art Petty is a coach and consultant working with top executives and management teams to unlock business and human potential. Art writes the Management Excellence blog.
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Making Good Mistakes

July 30, 2014 The true test of your leadership character isn’t measured by the absence of mistakes, but rather by the mistakes made in pursuit of growth and learning and how you conduct yourself once you’ve made a mistake. Show me a mistake-free leader, and I’ll show you someone hiding from the real ...

4 Ideas to Help Employees Move Beyond Their Performance Plateau

June 18, 2014 I’ve encountered more than a few managers who have expressed frustration over the pace of development of someone they have marked for future advancement and increased contribution. For many of these managers, it’s a vexing dilemma with no clear solution. One manager offered: Mary is a talented individual, and I ...

4 Ways to Avoid Becoming Part of the Drama

June 12, 2014 Let’s face it, some people thrive on bringing their personal challenges into the workplace and baring them all for the world to see. These drama kings and queens seem to revel in sharing their own misery with us in a seemingly never-ending series of scenes from the worst tragic Broadway ...

4 Big Reasons Workplace Teams Struggle—And What to Do About It

May 12, 2014 Many workplace teams I observe are not much better than the typical nightmarish college class group project that most of us have lived through at one time or another. The goals are vague, roles are poorly defined, leadership is absent or misdirected and there are varying degrees of enthusiasm for ...