Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bring Out the Best in Your Team

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Guest Post by David M. Dye I’m honored to help my friend, David Dye, celebrate the launch of his book with this guest post.  The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say was released earlier this month. I had the pleasure of reviewing a preview copy and was impressed with the clarity with which David outlines today’s leaders’ key priorities. This is a must-read for anyone concerned with team performance… and teams! Clothing Catastrophe? At a state correctional facility, Christine had a problem. With no prior supervisory experience, as one of a small handful of female staff in …

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Unconscious Competence or Catatonic Complacency?

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If you’ve attended more than a workshop or two in your career, you’ve likely been introduced to the four stages of competence or the four stages of learning any new skill.  Developed in the 1970’s by Noel Burch, this model describes the process by which new skills are acquired: Unconscious incompetence: You’re blissfully ignorant of what you don’t yet know. Conscious incompetence: You recognize the need for a particular skill and may even be aware of some of the steps to get there, but cannot yet perform it. Conscious competence: You know how to perform the skill and can be …

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Career Development Today: Is Your Head Screwed on Straight?

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Surviving and thriving in today’s dynamic workplace demands one thing above all else: having your head screwed on straight about career development.  The mixed messages and ever-changing expectations have left many employees genuinely befuddled. So, here’s a guide to the mindsets that will make sense out of the complex environment in which most of us work and provide guidelines for enhancing career satisfaction and results. Old mindset #1: For decades we’ve envisioned career success as the predictable progression from one role to another, always upward (and normally on schedule every 18 months) toward that ideal job (and corner office) in …

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A Word about Welcoming New Workers: Three Secrets to Satisfaction, Engagement, and Retention

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First impressions apply to organizations as well as individuals.  If you’ve ever hired someone, you know that employers have a short window during which to capture the hearts and minds of a new employee. Unfortunately too frequently the window closes… about the same time that a door opens and the disappointed, disillusioned employee walks out! We’ve all had that new employee experience. What drew you in?  What pushed you away?  What did your introduction to the job telegraph to you?  And what long-term effect did these early messages have on how you felt about the work? The job? Yourself? For …

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