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Message From Julie: Leadership Lessons From Hurricane Laura

The eye of Hurricane Laura passed directly over my parents’ house during the early morning hours of August 27. While they had relatively moderate damage compared to others in the

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Featured Product: Team Alignment Survey

How aligned is your leadership team?  Author and marketing strategist Donald Miller tells of a time when not a single person on his team – including his wife – could

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Message from Julie: Virtual Teams Need Even More Intentional Leaders

Recently I was on a Zoom Happy Hour with colleagues from a professional organization I belong to. We were discussing the future of working remotely. A CEO commented on the difficulty of keeping team members focused

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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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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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Message from Julie: Trees and Organizations Need Deep Root Systems

My parent’s neighbor’s large oak tree toppled over during a recent storm. The tree had a shallow root system and it was uprooted by the wind. The site of this huge tree, lying on its side

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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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