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Message from Julie: The Power of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” You may have heard this as a child, I know I did. And while those who told

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Want to have a difficult conversation? Build Trust

Trust is the foundation of high performing organizations. It creates a stable framework for leaders and employees to feel valued, safe and respected. Trust makes it possible for organizations to

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Creating a Culture of Accountability: How to Have Difficult Conversations

Think about the last time you and a friend tried to choose a place to eat. It might have gone something like this: Where do you want to eat? I

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Using DiSC® to Maintain High-Performing Culture

Nearly a year after the pandemic forced organizations across the globe to establish, in many cases, a total work-from-home workforce much of that workforce remains remote. While some employees have

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Using DiSC to Improve Team Communication

“I want to improve the way my team communicates”. This is the number one request I hear from leaders. And on the flip side, the number one complaint team members have about their leaders is,

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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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Leading Up: Creating Buy-In for HR Initiatives

A friend and I were recently preparing for a presentation by writing out conflict scenarios to show effective and ineffective ways to handle conflict. One particular scenario was between a

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This Important Skill Helps Leaders Build High-Performing Teams

Within a team, there is bound to be conflict.   There are a lot of varying needs, objectives, interests, skills and priorities that can easily cause conflict or disagreement.  

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5 Smart Skills for Better Communication

Being a great communicator isn’t only necessary for leaders, but for an entire team that strives to be highly productive and successful. I’ve talked before about things great communicators do

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