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Dr. Colker on Showing Employees
 Respect, in Smart Business Chicago 10.01.12
Dr. Colker on Showing Employees
Respect, in Smart Business Chicago

C-suite leaders  focus on competencies that drive business outcomes—such as visioning, strategic execution, and change management—but some have not mastered basic core competencies, such as effective relationship-building, collaboration and mutual respect, says the Adler School’s Jay Colker, D.M., M.B.A., M.A., Core Faculty in the M.A. in Counseling and Organizational Psychology Program.

In his current regular column for Smart Business Chicago, Dr. Colker explains how that can derail leadership and contribute to a toxic environment that ultimately hurts the organization. “It is human nature to want to feel valued, included and recognized as having a place of significance,” he says. “Psychologist Alfred Adler emphasized these ideas almost 90 years ago. Yet, today, many organizations tend to misunderstand and misuse these concepts.”

Click here to read “Why it’s so important that you show your employees some respect.”

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