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Organizational Success Starts with Trust

More than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment and underemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  For many of those workers, unemployment came suddenly as their employers struggled to

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Why EQ Matters Today More Than Ever

Is emotional intelligence something you already possess, or something you can develop? Let’s begin with a simple exercise. Grab a sheet of paper and a pen and answer the following

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If You Want to Improve Employee Engagement Initiatives, Improve the Employee Experience

Search the internet for “employee engagement initiatives” and you’ll get more than 58 million results in less than a second. Employee engagement is a key priority among company leadership, but

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Four Reasons Great Leaders Ask More Questions

Google conducted a research study called Project Oxygen to determine what made their most effective managers great. They surveyed over 80,000 managers. In this study, they identified 10 traits that

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Does Your Organization Suffer from Chronic Churn?

A colleague of mine once worked with a small private university that needed to hire a new Admissions Director. They were convinced if they found the perfect team member, their

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Stop Making Conflict at Work a Generational Issue

Scroll through any social media channel and you’ll likely see content about the differences between generations. Whether it’s a meme about “snowflake” Millennials or “triggered” Boomers, a post making fun

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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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For Everything DiSC Facilitators: Addressing Pigeonholing, Labeling and Using DiSC® to Excuse Bad Behavior

The Everything DiSC Model is very useful for improving communication, dealing with conflict, improving emotional intelligence and developing an appreciation for the value of differing styles and perspectives. However, as

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Don’t Let Your Amygdala Dictate Your Leadership Style

As we mentioned in a recent post, emotional intelligence is not only real, but having a high level of it is important for successful leadership. Today we will talk more about

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