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Featured Product: The Five Behaviors® for Virtual Teams

Managing virtual teams is a challenge you can overcome? When the coronavirus pandemic struck in February, many effective leaders were forced to lead their teams remotely using video conferencing as

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Leaders Need Agility Now More Than Ever to Succeed

In what ways have you had to be agile this year? Certainly, all of us have had to be agile in navigating the uncertainty of COVID-19. For me, that has

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If You Want Engaged Employees, Develop Your Leaders

I remember as a child playing the game tug-of-war with my friends. Each group was vying to get the other team to change their position by tugging as hard as

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Featured Product: Step One Survey®

Studies show that more than $50 billion is annually lost due to employee fraud and theft. Similarly, negligence and improper hiring practices can also contribute to a business’s financial breakdown.

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Leading is Hard Work

When I facilitate leadership development sessions or coach leaders, I often hear, “That sounds like a lot of work.” My response, “Leading is hard work.  This doesn’t mean that being

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Message from Julie: Navigating a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous World 

Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) – that certainly describes the world we are living in today.   Prior to the shutdown brought about by the pandemic, it sometimes seemed to me that the world was spinning out

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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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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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Avoid These 4 Conflict Resolution Pitfalls, Create Better Solutions

In the last post we talked about an important skill leaders need to build high-performing teams: facilitating conflict resolution. If you haven’t already read the previous post, take a moment

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The True Cost of Misaligned Priorities and 5 Steps to Align Them

Leaders are responsible for two types of alignment within an organization: External alignment, where the focus is on positioning the organization to be in the right place and at the

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