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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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How Teamwork Affects Turnover

What would you do if half your team was about to quit? That happened to a healthcare organization based in Ohio. Half their leadership team was ready to leave, but

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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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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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Leveraging the Benefits of Team Diversity

Trust is a tricky thing. We know that trust is critical to a high performing team. The Five Behaviors model lists trust as the foundational behavior of a high performing team;

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Featured Product: The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development

Question: In a modern workplace that is high-speed and high stakes, how can you equip people to communicate, collaborate and solve real-world, real-time problems?  Answer: The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development

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A Leader’s Role in High Performing Teams

When people hear the phrase “high performing team,” they often assume that means a perfect team – one without mistakes, conflict, or failure. In fact, the opposite is true. A

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Teamwork

My first job out of college was working in a psychiatric hospital for emotionally disturbed children, and the entire organizational culture focused on developing teamwork. Why? Because our hospital’s leadership

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