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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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How to Keep Communication Quality High When Things Head in the Wrong Direction at Work

May 13, 2019 Not surprisingly, it’s easy to engage with coworkers and project team members when things are going great. People are in good moods. Disagreements are readily laughed off and agreeable solutions easily discovered Yes, it’s easy to be a communication superstar during the good times. The real question is what happens...

How to Keep Communication Quality High When Things Head in the Wrong Direction at Work

May 10, 2019 Not surprisingly, it’s easy to engage with coworkers and project team members when things are going great. People are in good moods. Disagreements are readily laughed off and agreeable solutions easily discovered Yes, it’s easy to be a communication superstar during the good times. The real question is what happens...

10 Lessons Learned in Search of Success as a Leader

May 6, 2019 Alchemy, according to Malouin in the Encyclopedia of Diderot, is the chemistry of the subtlest kind which allows one to observe extraordinary chemical operations at a more rapid pace—ones that require a long time for nature to produce. Newsflash: there are no shortcuts to great leadership. Much like the failure...

10 Lessons Learned in Search of Success as a Leader

May 3, 2019 Alchemy, according to Malouin in the Encyclopedia of Diderot, is the chemistry of the subtlest kind which allows one to observe extraordinary chemical operations at a more rapid pace—ones that require a long time for nature to produce. Newsflash: there are no shortcuts to great leadership. Much like the failure...

Solving for Unproductive Workplace Conversations

April 10, 2019 How many conversations at work have you participated in or observed that went nowhere? Chances are, you can think of more than a few. These are the conversations where everyone talks, no one listens, and the involved parties dig in their heels on their positions. There might be arguing or...

Solving for Unproductive Workplace Conversations

April 10, 2019 How many conversations at work have you participated in or observed that went nowhere? Chances are, you can think of more than a few. These are the conversations where everyone talks, no one listens, and the involved parties dig in their heels on their positions. There might be arguing or...

How to Deal With a Confrontational Naysayer During a Presentation

April 7, 2019 The Situation: The door opened, and Beth’s manager ushered her into a crowded room of senior managers gathered around the executive conference table. It was quiet, and she broke the silence with an enthusiastic “Good morning!” There was a chorus of responses and then the firm’s CEO offered, “Beth is...

How to Deal With a Confrontational Naysayer During a Presentation

April 5, 2019 The Situation: The door opened, and Beth’s manager ushered her into a crowded room of senior managers gathered around the executive conference table. It was quiet, and she broke the silence with an enthusiastic “Good morning!” There was a chorus of responses and then the firm’s CEO offered, “Beth is...

New Manager Development: Put Your Back Into It

March 27, 2019 During college, I worked a variety of manual labor jobs inside factories to earn much-needed money for the upcoming school year. For one of the more physically demanding jobs, the foreman could regularly be heard shouting at the workers “Put your back into it.” This was his not so subtle...

New Manager Development: Put Your Back Into It

March 27, 2019 During college, I worked a variety of manual labor jobs inside factories to earn much-needed money for the upcoming school year. For one of the more physically demanding jobs, the foreman could regularly be heard shouting at the workers “Put your back into it.” This was his not so subtle...