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Mark Sievewright
Founder & CEO of Sievewright & Associates
Elisa Matthews
Client Performance Strategies
Allied Solutions
Leon Frazier
Area Sales Director
Dr. Daniel Fultz
Professor of Communication, Cedarville University

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Cohesion Culture — How to retain your top talent

Did you know that 63% of employees are actively searching for a new position? In today's war for talent, the focus should be on talent retention, not just talent attraction. C-Suite Executives, Company Founders, and Sr. HR Leaders need to develop an organizational culture where employees WANT to belong. Dr. Troy Hall helps you create a "Best Places To Work" environment, where your employees love to work, and stay to work. Get strategies that immediately actionable.

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Back After Burnout — Cohesion combats work stress

Are you stuck on a hamster wheel, working in a career you don’t love, or grinding away at a business that brings no joy or purpose to your life?

Author Dennis Consorte and co-author, Dr. Troy Hall presents the MASHPLAY™ framework for burnout recovery and 7 ways cohesion combats or prevents stress and burnout in the workplace.

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  1. 33 chapters in 5 sections to understand the problem, reprogram your mind, build better habits, refresh your career, and reset your mindset
  2. 27 workbook exercises to practice new skills, determine your purpose, and come back stronger
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Together with Dennis Consorte’s unique stories, workbook lessons and the MASHPLAY™ framework for burnout recovery, three leadership experts in addition to Dr. Troy Hall share their powerful advice in bonus chapters throughout the book.

Dr. Mark Goulston, MD Co-Founder, Deep Coaching Institute, Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches member, former UCLA professor of psychiatry for over 25 years, and FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer. Author or co-author of nine books including international best-seller, Just Listen.

Kevin Hogan, PsyD Keynote speaker, corporate trainer and instructor on body language, influence, and motivation. Author of 25 books including international best-seller, The Psychology of Persuasion: How to Persuade Others to Your Way of Thinking.

Larry Sharpe Managing Director of the Neo-Sage® Group, Inc., host of The Sharpe Way Show. Trained and coached hundreds of international entrepreneurs, executives, and others. US Marine for over six years, gubernatorial candidate, and interim senior executive for Fortune 500 and other companies.

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  3. (S) Symptoms: How to get better at identifying the symptoms of burnout in yourself, and in others as you develop yourself into a better leader.
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  5. (P) Purpose: How to make your career or business feel purposeful so that it no longer feels like work, but a calling in life that you are passionate about.
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Bedside Wisdom

What is the most important life lesson to pass on when faced with our own mortality? What leadership attributes do you want to leave behind for your children? Fanny Rules is the lifetime of principles broken down into nine lessons passed on to a twelve-year-old boy from his mother’s bedside. Affectionately nicknamed by his peers and colleagues, Dr. Troy grew up to be an international speaker, author, consultant, and executive coach in the areas of culture & leadership, strategy, and change.

Common Sense Life View
Dr. Troy shares his memories of his late mother, Fanny, and her remarkable common-sense life view. Her teachable moments became the foundation of his revered leadership teachings around the world. This practical leadership book is a guide for mentors combining teachable moments and mentoring instructions to promote self-development. It’s the ideal wisdom needed to build cohesive teams that perform and engage.

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A collection of leadership lessons cloaked in heartwarming and hilarious stories behind the making of leaders from backyard superheroes to effective corporate executives. Fanny Rules is the must-have read for purpose-driven leaders who are ready to embrace the lessons that will accelerate their personal and professional success.

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