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How to Develop Outstanding Teams

If you have more than one person working on something, it’s just a matter of time before there’ll be conflict. From working with organizations employing small, medium, and large numbers of people, I’ve learned that as individuals with different likes and dislikes, we’re naturally hardwired for judgments.  Those judgments, if not managed, can lead to…

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How Laughter Can Unlock Colossal Collaboration

Do you struggle to get your team to collaborate on work?  Maybe you’ve tried everything, but disagreements about ideas as well as personality conflicts still take up too much time and emotional energy? You may have a group who are all individually excellent at what they do, but if they aren’t working together, you’re missing…

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To Coach Effectively…Do This, Not That

When you think of a coach, what comes to mind?  For me, it’s a person with a whistle around the neck who shouts out what you’re doing wrong so all your team mates stop and look at you.  Oh, sorry, flashback to high school sports. In the workplace, a coach looks very different than the…

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Employee Appreciation Day Benefits Employees and Managers

Employee Appreciation Day

Hurry! You only have 2 weeks to plan! The first Friday in March is National Employee Appreciation Day.  With just a couple weeks to go, now is the time to decide how you want to express gratitude for your employees. The good news is that you don’t have to do anything elaborate, so planning will…

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