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Are You Leading To Maintain The Status Quo Or To Create A Better Future?

As organizations transition to a post-pandemic era, forward-thinking leaders realize that managing the status quo is not leading toward a bright future. Leaders must get their teams future-focused, change-oriented and dedicated to their own growth again or risk losing their most talented people to better opportunities. Leadership is a routine practice requiring managers at all …

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Five Sources Of Miscommunication In The Workplace And How To Mitigate Them

Effective communication is important in any relationship, especially in the workplace where customers and employees depend on it to be successful. When there is a breakdown between individuals, we most often assume that communication is at least part of the root cause solution.  Style inventories, team-building activity programs and communication workshops are commonly used for …

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Are You Optimizing Virtual Training To Shape Your Culture?

Two years into the pandemic, most organizations have pivoted to provide virtual training due to imposed work-from-home orders and the resulting general shift to remote work. While these organizations have done a good job within the constraints, many have fallen into a sub-optimal new normal as their emergency pivot has become ingrained and habitual without …

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New Change Management for a New World

A New World Needs A New Approach To Change Management

What Is Change Management and Why Is It Important? Change management is an overhaul of company systems to create a more updated and efficient, and accountable work environment. Change Management is a hot topic among organizations in today’s quickly changing world where we have to keep up with consumer and stakeholder demands, public safety policies, ever-increasing …

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The missing piece

The Missing Pieces In Team Building

For decades, corporate team building has consisted of style inventories, communication skill building and teamwork games like ropes courses, trust falls and escape rooms. While these activities might bring a team closer together as friends and are certainly fun activities, they have little if anything to do with actually building job-related teamwork.  Building effective teams …

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Why Representation Is More Powerful Than Inclusion Alone

Employee inclusion at all levels is a critical factor for organizational success. Because of the increased speed and urgency with which organizations are forced to adapt to a continually changing business environment, respond to new customer demands and effectively compete with the competition, employee inclusion is more important now than it’s ever been. Old ways …

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20 Employee Engagement Ideas Proven to Work

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and the era of remote work, employee engagement was always a critical element of consideration for businesses. Now that companies have to manage employees operating in remote, in-person, and hybrid positions, one could argue that employee engagement is even more critical than before. But how are businesses supposed to …

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Professional Teams get better results

Why Most Business Teams Are Amateurs, And How To Become Professional

In my 35 years of consulting with business teams to lead breakthrough change efforts, I’ve learned one surprising thing: Professional business teams act like amateurs! If you want to learn about high-performing teams, pay attention to teams that have to perform well together. The success of sports teams, dance companies and music groups depends on their teamwork, …

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Three Steps To Drive Results Without Micromanagement

No one really likes micromanaging, yet it is a popular management strategy at almost every level. Most managers who micromanage express that the best way to ensure success is to take control. While that may sound reasonable, it ultimately doesn’t work. The Problem With Micromanagement Micromanagement is an organizational disease similar to silos in that …

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Six Things To Consider When Making Plans To Return To Office

One of the biggest questions leaders have today is how to best handle the opportunity to return to the office after a year and a half of enforced work-from-home conditions. Do we go back to the office? Stay remote? Do some mix of both? Uncertainty still abounds, safety concerns are still high and we all …

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Diversity is a key to business success

Five Meaningful Ways To Support Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In Business

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a stated value for many companies, but making meaningful changes to support DEI often proves more difficult than simply claiming it as important. Below are five meaningful ways to support DEI in any organization. 1. Educate yourself and take personal inventory. Power dynamics in organizations most often mimic power …

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Great leaders are accountable to their team and their outcomes

8 Personal Accountability Habits of a Great Leader

Whether or not you carry the title of leader or manager in your job, you have the opportunity to be a great leader. Leadership is not something that is bestowed upon a person — although a person’s title and credentials can influence how much power a person has in a specific situation. True leadership is grown from within. A …

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2020 Made Us Pivot; 2021 Could Transform Your Business

By Mark Samuel – If you want to transform your business, you must be willing to risk the unknown.The year 2020 was filled with unexpected and unprecedented challenges that most of us were unprepared for, requiring us to pivot as we attempted to adapt to our new conditions. My business was no exception.I started 2020 …

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Conscious Leadership in Unsettling Times

By Mark Samuel –  Business is always shaped by external drivers: those circumstances beyond our control that we must respond to if we want to succeed. Economic conditions, customer demands, government regulations and technology are common drivers that I’m sure you’re familiar with. Responding to a viral pandemic like the one we’re experiencing now is …

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The Biggest Mistake Leaders Make Communicating Their Visions

by Mark Samuel –  So you’ve created your Picture of Success – a new vision that’ll take your company to new heights. You’re excited and you can’t wait to get started sharing this Picture with your team, your managers, and your employees. But hold on a second. The biggest mistake leaders make in communicating their Vision is jumping too quickly …

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