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A Year in Review: The “Best” of 2020

If you’re like me, you’re probably more than ready to see 2020 in a rearview mirror. Let’s not mince words: this year sucked. A global pandemic, travel restrictions and lockdowns, protests and riots, quarantines,

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Message From Julie: The Consequences of Mistaking Subjective Reality for Objective Reality

  Have you ever wondered how two people can perceive the same situation from such totally different perspectives? It happens all the time. Two witnesses have differing accounts of what happened. Two team members insist their approach to achieving the goal is the

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Valuing Other Styles

Diversity of all kinds, including diversity of thought, has been shown to result in improved performance – but only when there is a high level of trust and the team members are able

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Creating a Culture of Committed, Action-Oriented Employees

When I talk to leaders about their employees and teams, their primary frustration is that their team isn’t doing enough. However, they’re not asking for more productivity or for someone

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Featured Product: Everything DiSC® Catalyst™

Culture is a top priority for leaders according to the Q3 2019 Vistage CEO Confidence Index. Sixty-four percent of CEOs surveyed said creating a strong culture is a very important

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Plants, Pets and People Need Consistency

Have you ever forgotten to water a plant? Perhaps you went on an extended business trip, or the plant was tucked away in a corner, or you simply weren’t paying

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Three Keys to Employee Retention: Engagement, Passion, and Trust

Early in my career, I found myself disliking a job I’d previously enjoyed. I did some career testing and found that both the job and the work that came with

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Meetings: The Petri Dish of Company Culture

Benjamin Franklin famously said nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. However, the average American worker would probably add meetings to that list. Research reveals that corporate executives

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Strategic Team Building: The Missing Ingredient in Strategic Planning

A colleague of mine once worked for a small organization that underwent a leadership transition. The new leader wanted to develop a brand new 10-year strategic plan. He summoned nearly

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Employee Engagement Takes More Than a Ping Pong Table

Often when I what a company is doing to engage employees, someone inevitably shares something like, “On Friday afternoons we can take an ice cream cart around!” “We’ll have a

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