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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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8 Ways to Improve Communication In Your Office

December 10, 2017 Earlier in my management career, a few courageous employees approached my office with looks of determination and resolve on their faces and what seemed like linked arms blocking my exit from the door. (This was the year before my boss congratulated me for showing everyone I wasn’t just a robot....

8 Ways to Improve Communication In Your Office

December 6, 2017 Earlier in my management career, a few courageous employees approached my office with looks of determination and resolve on their faces and what seemed like linked arms blocking my exit from the door. (This was the year before my boss congratulated me for showing everyone I wasn’t just a robot....

The Reality New Managers Can’t Avoid

November 22, 2017 One of the common reactions to the content I present in my online workshops “Succeeding as a First-Time Manager,” is: “This is hard work.” I agree. Kind of. In a recent article, “Leadership is Common Sense in Action,” I make the case that we over complicate it a great deal....

Seven Ideas to Help First Time Managers

October 30, 2017 The rude awakening for many first-time managers is the reality that they are now actually responsible for the outcomes of others. It’s a far cry from the life of an individual contributor when the only difficult person you had to deal with was staring back at you in the mirror....

When No One Speaks the Truth at Work, You Face a Choice

October 24, 2017 I would be shocked if you couldn't recall being in a meeting where someone in a position of authority uttered something so fantastically full of crap that you thought you might choke. I would be even more shocked if the general response of the individuals present in the meeting wasn't...

Knocking the Negativity Out of Your Career and Life

September 25, 2017 “Research suggests that the human mind has a propensity to pay greater attention to and process the bad compared to the good, a phenomenon often called the negativity bias. Bad feedback has greater impact; bad impressions are quicker to form; bad information is processed more thoroughly…and negative stereotypes are easier...

How Agencies Can Find and Develop Future Leaders

September 13, 2017 I’ve never met a CEO who was confident her organization was generating the leadership talent necessary to meet the needs of their changing business. The shortage of emerging leadership talent in a world seemingly mad with change and disruption is the stuff of sleepless nights for executives. And like so...

Even Leaders Have to Follow Sometimes

September 8, 2017 We spend a great deal of time talking about what it takes to lead. Perhaps we should devote a bit more time to what it means to follow. There are no great leaders without effective followers. There are no successful transformations without effective followers. There are no successful innovations without...

Beware Attempting to Fix a Difficult Employee

August 31, 2017 New(er) managers often step all over this issue of fixing people. I know I did. Twice. Both situations ended in disasters. The lesson: it’s never your job to fix a difficult employee. It turns out that regardless of your great intentions, powers of moral suasion, and investment in time, sweat,...

Beware the Leader Who Demands Loyalty

August 25, 2017 Loyalty is an odd concept. On the surface, it sounds good. We’re loyal to teams. At least historically, we’ve been loyal to political parties and candidates. However, beware when a leader demands your loyalty. The price of this loyalty may be more than you are willing to pay. Over the...