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Navigate the Storm Using Innovation and the Talents of Your Team

By Tanja Yardley I have a bias to confess to. The phrase “we are in this boat together” sparks an almost irrational irritability. While we are in this pandemic storm together, we are most certainly not in the same boat. As leaders, we know instinctively that some of our team members are flailing around in a dinghy with multiple holes, barely... read more
 

During Crisis, Don’t Neglect Your Company’s Most Critical Asset: Ideas

By Dr. Evans Baiya It has been said, the best way to find your way around a new location quickly is to ask for ideas. As many of us are working from “new locations,” ideas are more important than ever. What is the best way to manage those ideas? How do you continue to engage your employees so they give you the best ideas? Ideas are critical... read more
 

Does Your Company Culture Matter? Only If You Want to Thrive!

A Case Study of The Brooks Group By Dr. Lisa Aldisert, Organizational culture is a topic that baffles many executives because culture seems like a soft and squishy topic. After all, you don’t go out and buy a how-to manual on creating corporate culture! Although the topic may seem soft, hard, tangible results can ensue when your people are... read more
 

Why Agility is Key to Companies Surviving the Pandemic

Dr. Evans Baiya, Fast Company, June 2020 One of the key lessons coming from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to create more resilient companies. Many organizations think they are resilient, but they are not. The U.S. has lost more than 100,000 businesses due to the virus, seen millions lose jobs, and is experiencing dismal short-term financial... read more
 

Drop Your Armor to Get What You Want

By Jalene Case What would it look like to drop the armor you’ve been using to defend yourself? What are you protecting yourself from? I believe we want to shield our soul’s desires because we don’t want to risk injuring them. The crazy thing is that when we keep them locked up in a tower with the draw bridge lifted, we block out fulfillment,... read more
 

8 Behavioral Styles That Affect How We Return to Work

By Dr. Jeremy Graves We are living in a world of change. We all know that the world is changing and, like most things in life, once we get used to this change a new one will occur. We may not know what tomorrow brings, but we can be certain that change is constant so learning to deal with change is a great predictor of our success as leaders... read more
 

New Normal, New Me, New Us: Four Fundamental Questions

By Hasan Tahsin Güngör When we talk about developing something in the world of business, we usually mean making a person, a product, a team or an institution better—more “preferable” than it is currently. The key word is “preferred.” Why should I want to be better at work? The answer is very simple: to be preferred. Nowadays, many people... read more
 

The Power Of A Resilient Mindset

By Dr. Jeremy Graves, We are all facing times of uncertainty, no one is immune no matter how big or small your organization is. Many are facing some of the toughest decisions they have ever had to make. Things like furloughing beloved employees, laying off loyal team members, and downsizing organizations, all while thinking strategically about... read more
 

Growing Your Negotiation Skills

Host Dale Dixon interviews Leadership and Change Management Advisor Lori McNeill about the components that make up effective Negotiation. Lori talks about everyday negotiation, the three styles of negotiation, and the importance of focusing on the problem not the person. She also lists the skills needed to be a good negotiator and the role of... read more
 

Freeing Our Work Spirit

By Jalene Case, Our poor work spirits have taken quite a hit during this pandemic. By “work spirit” I mean the part of us that loves the work we’ve chosen to do and relishes the rewards we receive for doing it well. I’ve talked with people who are still working in their jobs, people who have laid off all their employees but are still working,... read more
 
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