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Stories to inspire teams

4 Elements of Stories That Inspire Teams to Achieve Goals

By | Posted Jul 25, 2017

When teams set out to achieve impressive business feats, they need a steady diet of inspiration. And the stories their […]

Shape shifter employees

How “Shape Shifter” Employees Disrupt the Workplace

By | Posted Jul 21, 2017

“Claire” seemed to be the perfect new hire. When corporate management visited your branch office during Claire’s first workweek, she […]

Leadership approach

Your Customer Promise Determines Your Leadership Approach

By | Posted Jul 19, 2017

A company’s leadership approach and organizational culture must be designed to deliver on its customer promise. Every kind of for-profit […]

Employee discipline

2 Mistakes to Avoid When Documenting Employee Discipline

By | Posted Jul 14, 2017

What are the two biggest mistakes that employers make when documenting employee discipline as part of a progressive disciplinary system? […]

Prioritizing change projects

Factors Used To Prioritize Change Projects In Best-Practice Organizations

By | Posted Jun 28, 2017

Best-practice organizations prioritize change projects for implementation based on set criteria around value, risks, and change fatigue. By using set […]

Retention of top performers

4 Strategies To Improve Engagement And Retention Of Top Performers

By | Posted Jun 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Managers who make a difference engage and develop talent to achieve maximum performance. Engagement and development drive retention, and retention […]

Millennials and the modern workplace

The Modern Workplace: Looking Beyond Misconceptions About Millennials

By | Posted Jun 23, 2017

There are a lot of misconceptions about Millennials in the workplace, but one thing is certain: This generation grew up […]

Personality type and burnout

Prevent Burnout At Work By Recognizing Your Personality Type

By | Posted Jun 20, 2017

Is long-term burnout making you want to quit your job or change careers? If you’re finding it difficult to recharge […]

Lead by listening

If You Want Employee Engagement, Lead With Your Listening Skills

By | Posted Jun 7, 2017

As an executive coach, I was working with Phil, director of finance for his company. He shared frustrations he was […]

The role of a manager

What Does It Mean To Be A Manager In Today’s Workplace?

By | Posted Jun 5, 2017

What words come to mind when we think about what managers do? Crack open a thesaurus and we find a […]

Impromptu feedback

Guide Your Team With Impromptu Feedback — And “Radical Candor”

By | Posted May 30, 2017

If you have a few minutes of slack time between meetings, you have time to deliver meaningful feedback to employees. Through […]

Transformational change

Managing Transformational Change: A Core Competency For Organizations

By | Posted May 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

John Kotter’s book Leading Change (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) reported that 70% of change initiatives in organizations fail. As […]

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