Communication

Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

Growth comes from a place of positive encouragement – not from complaints and nagging.  Just hearing the words, “Can I give you some feedback?” can send your anxiety sky high and create the misperception of unworthiness. It may be shocking to learn that people who...

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29 September

The Value of Real-Time Performance Reviews

Performance Management is at the top of many executive and HR to-do lists, but the performance review process is ever changing.  Year after year, more companies are moving to an instant feedback approach.  Leaders are eliminating the tedious and often delayed approach of annual reviews...

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29 September

How to get more out of your day!

It’s here. End of year planning. Back to school. Fall Festivals. The holidays. Days seem to get shorter and the hours magically disappear. It seems to sneak up on me every year. I’m finally drinking a lemonade sitting by the pool and - poof - summer...

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05 September

Why are some People more Resilient than Others?

All of us possess the same fundamental stress-response system which has evolved over millions of years and which we share with other animals. So why do some people use this system more effectively than others? Author Maria Konnikova explores resiliency in the article, “How People Learn...

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03 August

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration at Work

It is always others who create conflict - your mean boss, Jim from finance who has no filter, the corporation and their constant changes to your environment. They are the perpetrators, right? They cause the friction in your work environment, they are the topic of...

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03 August

What Makes a Good Leader?

Great leadership is the foundation of any organization, large or small. Without it growth is impossible.  But what makes a good leader? As industries and influencers continue to evolve, check out what these five game-changing CEO’s think it takes to succeed in leadership. Click here to...

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05 July

5 Team Building Exercises in 5 Core Competencies

The words “team building” often send people running for the hills, but team building is the most important investment a leader can make in their people. It increases collaboration, mitigates conflict, reduces communication barriers, and fosters an environment of trust. Team building games help people engage...

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05 May

The Importance of Communicating by Design

Have you ever left a meeting thinking to yourself, "Why wasn't that information just sent out in an e-mail?" On the other hand, have you ever received an e-mail that prompted you to wonder, "Why wasn't a meeting scheduled to discuss this?" Maybe you can...

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04 April

Accountability Matrix

Another component of a truly effective Communication Plan is to make sure that when you are assigning accountability in a project, you communicate not only HOW we agree to communicate, but also WHO communicates WHAT and what levels of responsibility each team member has.  A...

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04 April