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9/ Jun

3 Rules of Employee Engagement I Learned From Being a Dad

3 Rules of Employee Engagement I Learned From Being a Dad

I’m sure those with children will agree there is no worse sound in the world than your crying child. While some are signs of hunger or discomfort, very often they stem from my child being disengaged or bored. In fact, I can even see it happening as she begins to stop playing with a toy, looking around for something else. In our workplaces, disengagement can be harder to see. According to research conducted by Gallup, 51.9% of employees are not engaged but make it seem as though they are. They... Read More >


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2/ Feb

The Power of Relationships: ROI of Communication & Emotional Intelligence Training

The Power of Relationships: ROI of Communication & Emotional Intelligence Training

Why should you care about emotional intelligence and developing relationships? Regardless of industry or company size, effective communication is the root to success. It is crucial to know how to construct what to say to shape and influence focused outcomes. Leadership responsibilities have expanded beyond metrics to include resolving conflict situations, peak performance motivation, and succession planning while leading in a diverse, challenging, and ever-changing environment. Not only do today’s leaders need to manage their own emotions, they are responsible for supporting the needs of their teams. They need to... Read More >


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1/ Oct

Distinguishing Between Y, Z, and Alpha: An Updated Look at the Youngest Generations

Distinguishing Between Y, Z, and Alpha: An Updated Look at the Youngest Generations

Just as we were getting used to Gen-Y, Gen-Z is already entering the workforce and Gen-Alpha is not far behind. What defines the youngest generations and how will they impact the workplace? We compare the characteristics of Gen-Y’s and -Z’s and highlight the differences, concluding with some predictions about Gen-Alpha, the oldest of who are 4 at the time of writing. Born between 1994 and 2010, Gen-Z is a cohort of approximately 21 million in America (Forbes). Already toting the highest IQ’s of any generation, they are expanding their knowledge... Read More >


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3/ Sep

3 Steps for Assertive Communication

3 Steps for Assertive Communication

Assertiveness. The ability to express yourself in an appropriately honest manner, defining your expectations in terms of ability, potential, resources, and timelines to set healthy personal boundaries. Being assertive is a quality held by all top leaders. It promotes productivity, performance, commitment, and respect within the team. It creates a culture of collaboration and accountability, along with giving a framework to tackle stressful or conflict situations and resolve them before they escalate. It is something that all leaders strive for yet often they fall short. For some, fear of the... Read More >


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1/ Aug

Giving Nature of the Generations

Giving Nature of the Generations

My little sister, at the young age of 18, decided to defer starting her BSW for a year to go spend 8 months volunteering with children in Ghana, India, and Vietnam. I was blown away when she first told me and I’m still amazed that she did it. She is far more mature and socially responsible than I was at her age. This got me thinking: are there differences between the generations in regards to volunteering and donating to charity? Taking a look on sites like Facebook or Twitter, Millennials are... Read More >


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