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Resilience – Now More Than Ever

Resilience – Now More Than Ever

Your clients may be talking about resilience. Mine certainly are. It seems like the word of the moment. It makes sense why. The never-ending pandemic, the tottering economy and the political sideshow in the U.S. have stretched us all thin. Clients and their workplaces continue to be disrupted and uncertain. It’s a big drain! But, how do your clients refill and recharge themselves to maintain their resiliency? The answer: an intentional focus on their Core Needs. And, you have the perfect way...

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Want Different Results? Choose Better.

Want Different Results? Choose Better.

What is keeping you from getting to the results you want? Are you unclear about what to do? Are you mired in procrastination? Have you tried things that did not work? Have you given up in frustration or lowered your expectations? Many of my clients report these experiences when they are seeking to make a change, move in a new direction, or just keep up with what is going on around them. With the fast moving environment around you, you may feel that if you are not moving forward quickly, you...

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What Your Goals Are Saying About You

What Your Goals Are Saying About You

What was the last goal you completed and when did you complete it? Was it yesterday, last week, last month, or almost never ago? For many people, goals are the central focus in making things happen.  For others, goals are elusive and impossible to set because the myriad of possibilities becomes overwhelming. Our goals actually say a lot about us. We all operate with a unique personal internal system (our “software”, if you will) that drives the results that we create.  We go through life...

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Silent Partners and the Secrets of Change

Silent Partners and the Secrets of Change

Change, whether you love it or hate it, is always inevitable. Everyone knows that. However, how you handle change makes all the difference between getting the results you want or going down in flames. Martin's Story: A Case in Point A colleague named Martin decided he wanted to expand his influence and be seen as a thought leader in order to expand his business. He decided he needed to put his thoughts out there frequently with weekly blog entries, postings on LinkedIn and actively using...

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Employee Engagement is Not What You Think

Employee Engagement is Not What You Think

Leaders and human resource professionals spend a lot of time thinking and talking about employee engagement. An annual ritual in many companies is the employee survey where senior leadership waits anxiously to see what their employee base thinks. Some organizations use Gallup’s famed Q12 survey to give them a pulse on their organization. Employee engagement, however, is not about the survey or people’s opinions. Employees become engaged or disengaged daily depending on how you, as their...

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Virtual Teams and the New Norm…

Virtual Teams and the New Norm…

No, it’s not a typo. I didn’t leave off the final “al.” I intended the title to say “norm” instead of “normal.” This distinction is important in the current climate in organizations. Everyone has had to adapt to working virtually and its likely that this will continue for the foreseeable future. Some people will continue to work-from-home, perhaps permanently. Some teams have been virtual all along. When I worked at IBM before starting my consultancy, I was on a global team where over the...

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