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Cultivate Coachability with these 5 Mindsets

The frustration was palpable within a group of leaders with whom I recently worked. They were in a tough spot. Competition was emerging from unexpected sources. Revenue was not tracking to meet expectations. The organization was responding with significant structural change. And these leaders had been told by executives that if the business was to […]

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Contentment Just Might Be the New Promotion

Everywhere we turn—conferences, leadership forums, executive meetings—employee happiness (or the lack thereof) is a hot topic. And it makes sense. Research from BambooHR and others tells us employee happiness is at a historical low. The past few years—with all its upheaval—have inspired many to re-evaluate their relationship with work. And a lot of employees have […]

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Change Resistance

Quiet Quashers: Unseen Change Resistance in the Workplace

“We’re living in a time of unprecedented change.” If I had a dime for every time I heard that phrase over the past few years, I’d be a wealthy woman. But it’s undeniably true. Rapidly advancing technology, the proliferation of AI, shifting demographics, changing global markets, organizational realignments, and more continue to transform the workplace […]

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You May Be Surprised at What Employees Really Want

As the workplace and the workforce continue to morph, understanding what people are looking for in and from their work has taken on greater significance. When we understand interests and motivations, we’re able to offer an employee experience that generates engagement, taps discretionary effort, promotes productivity, and ensures the retention of top talent. Our third annual […]

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Road in the Mountains

Pre-solution: The Forgotten Step Before Resolutions Can Take Hold

As 2024 begins, it’s seductive to make declarations about how things (including ourselves) will be different in the coming year. Daily exercise Kind words to the crotchety co-worker No sugar The list goes on. The problem is that too frequently we jump to these resolutions prematurely. They end up operating in a vacuum and without […]

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Give Yourself and Others the Gift of Mentorship (This Holiday Season and All Year Long)

The talent development strategy of mentorship is getting a lot of attention these days. From books to boardrooms, everyone is trying to crack the code and tap its potential and power. Mentors have the ability to accelerate the growth of others through their generous sharing of their perspectives, time, insights, coaching, and experience. Is this a […]

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