Picture this: You walk into work - new job, first day - and you don't speak the language very well. You're doing your best, but you start to doubt your ability. Learn the 2 questions supervisors need to ask to turn this situation around.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Sometimes the hardest part of beginning is knowing which way to start, and deciding to initiate a tough conversation is no different. Find Marie's 4 essential steps and a list of principles you can use to point yourself in the right direction.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Here's the big question: Why would anyone want to follow you? Or anyone for that matter? Learn the 4 attributes you need to have in order to become a leader worth following.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
When is the last time you let your employees do the talking? By soliciting employee opinions about what's working in the organization and what's not, you can start seeing the wealth of information sitting just below the surface.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
If you were to create a recipe for team motivation, what would be the ingredients? Read on as Marie unpacks the subject of workplace motivation and gives you the grocery list you need to start cooking!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Being a #1 leader might seem out of reach, but the truth is that great leaders work at it, and the smart ones start with their people skills. Find the 3 essential skills all managers need to start excelling today.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Ready to think of the people on your team as macaroni and cheese? Sure, they're great on their own, but together they're BLOCKBUSTER! Check out guest blogger Ilene Marcus's 3 ESSENTIAL management skills to cultivate high performing teams.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Misunderstandings now compound into big losses later. Check out Marie's 3 scenarios and 3 strategies to build the clarity that your communication needs.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Most of us will defend our beliefs to the death - even when all evidence that they are wrong, flawed or outdated is right in front of our faces. Ready to change that? Check out our 9 strategies to get you started.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Make no mistake – your workplace is not your home, even if your employees "feel like" family. Learn how to manage negative and incompetent employees early to safeguard your business.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Too true: "The perception of effectiveness in a meeting and its link to satisfaction is directly related to how well the meeting objective is matched to the meeting methods being used." Read on to learn how to align your questions with meeting outcomes.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Before the meeting even starts you can be searching for team talent and getting the group engaged. Here's how...
Thursday, January 3, 2013
It is tough to find quality workers these days, but once you find them, are you keeping them? Learn the single most important MUST DO to keep employee retention high.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Poor performance cannot simply be wished away by calling the perpetrator "old school". The effects of badly behaved managers carry very heavy tolls on their organizations.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Biology, employee performance, and business systems have more in common than you may think. Understanding gene expression and gene sequence can help create employee teams and business systems that improve performance.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time for a treasure hunt! Find out ways you can uncover the latent potential of your team by maximizing communication, inviting diversity, and developing a culture of curiosity and understanding.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Do they really trust you? Your team, that is. And do you trust them? Learn ways to ensure an emphatic "YES!" answer to these seemingly simple questions.
Workforce plagues: Understanding and dealing with social dominance and narcissistic personalities at work
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
"No assholes allowed." What if that was the first line of your company's policy book? Read on to get more strategies to manage social dominance and narcissism in your workplace.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Find your eyes get glassy as soon as the PowerPoint begins? Take it as an opportunity to watch and learn what NOT to do. Guest blogger Nelda Schulte is here to help you glean the lessons you need to create truly dynamic presentations.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
In this Halloween edition, Marie explains how dressing up as a "scary leader" can improve your team's performance. Learn how to deal with employee performance issues head on using 3 preventative and 2 corrective strategies.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
How much do you really know about communication? What does it need to be successful? What gets in its way? Learn some basics here to help you hone the most important of all skills.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Guest blogger and communications expert Tom Borg outlines the costs of poor communication and teaches you how to put words to work in your relationships and workplace.
"What? Are you trying to teach me something?" The link between organizational learning and polar bears
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Take a lesson from Mother Nature: If you want to survive, you need to adapt. That means learning, and that means change. Start here to see how you can systematize organizational learning in your work environment.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Marie's confession: She hadn't take a real vacation in 10 years. See why she's committed to changing her ways, and how regularly switching gears can actually increase your productivity.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
We bet that you've been bitten by misguided assumptions before - either your own or someone else's. Learn to question those unfounded ideas and replace them with checks and balances to improve your business outcomes and interpersonal communication.