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Why Engagement Should Matter to YOU

In my line of work, I hear a lot about Employee Engagement

 

There are engagement surveysstrategies for engaging employees, and the costs of disengagement. But, none of this is what matters MOST about...

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STATE before STRATEGY

Ever feel like you’ve tried every strategy, every approach, every angle, every tactic, over and over, and yet, you still cannot get that underperforming employee to meet expectations?

Managing performance is a fundamental part of any...

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What Impact Will You Make on Others?

coaching leadership Aug 28, 2019

In my Coaching for Excellence class, we start with an "enlightening" activity.
 
Participants are asked to recall a person who acted as a coach to them, sometime during their lifetime. It could be a workplace coach, a teacher, mentor, or sports...

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Curiosity or Expertise?

Remember the joy of wonder? The spark of curiosity? For children, these are easy to come by. Kids are naturally open to the world and question everything.
 
As we grow up, we learn that it is “knowledge,” and not...

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Exactly 600 Seconds - GO!

You’ve got just 600 seconds…

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600 seconds. That’s all the time you have to grab your audience’s attention - and then keep it....

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How to find your true genius

leadership Aug 05, 2019
 

 Happy Monday

This week I want to talk about working from your strengths. 

Working from your strengths is a wonderful way to work, and I am a big fan of knowing your strengths and then sculpting your work life to fit. ...

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I Got a Gold Star!

Do you remember the GOLD STARS in grade school?

I don't know if it's a "thing" anymore, but I remember feeling good when I got a gold star for "being a good friend," or "turning my work in on time."

In our current Leadership Book Club choice, ...

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Why you need a personal development plan

leadership Jul 19, 2019
 

Claire Laughlin here, and I want to talk to you today about the amazing practice of building a personal development plan.

First, what is a personal development plan?

In this context, I’m talking about a plan that YOU generate that helps...

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I Feel Like I’m Cheating

When I was a kid in grade school, teachers stood in the front of the classroom and tried to fill our heads with volumes of the important facts, figures, and concepts that we would need to be successful in the world. Mathematical formulas, grammar...

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Are your meetings driving people away?

If you are still attending (or leading) meetings that you feel are NOT a great use of time, please pay close attention. 

  • Your time matters.
  • Your energy matters.
  • Your creative ideas matter.
  • Your contribution matters.

Meetings are a place...

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