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Nurturing Team Culture

Nurturing Team Culture

An effective team culture is one in which the leader and team members feel connected and share a common purpose and values. Daniel Coyle’s recent book The Culture Code, breaks down the fundamentals of a successful team culture into 3 key elements: Build safety –...

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Make Awkward Conversations Easier

Make Awkward Conversations Easier

By Michelle Thomson   Most business requires negotiations and a reliance on others to accomplish set goals. Be they co-workers, customers, suppliers, or countless others, we choose to work with them, and they choose to work with us. Part of making these relationships...

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How Culture Impacts Communication

How Culture Impacts Communication

Different from me does not mean less than me; others may have a better solution. It can be far too easy to judge others’ behavior as not acceptable based on our expectations of what is appropriate. But how do we form those beliefs? What drives our perspective? ...

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Rocket Fuel and Talent Assessments

Rocket Fuel and Talent Assessments

Rocket Fuel is a chemical mixture of two elements that when combined, result in a powerful expansion of force. This force is so powerful that it can propel a rocket into space. Rocket Fuel is also the title of a book by Gino Wickman and Mark Winters that describes how...

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Is stress taking over your life?

Is stress taking over your life?

By Dobbie Newman and Steve Graham Here are some additional statistics that are based on recent US surveys: A solid onboarding experience is tied to 50% greater new hire retention 30% of new hires will leave within the first 90 days 49% of Millennials want better...

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How to build a high performing team for the future

How to build a high performing team for the future

By Kayle Graham   There have been many rants, raves, and diatribes from the “Millennial perspective” over the last few years – some more controversial than others. There’s also no shortage of complaints from those who “just don’t get us”. While I am a Millennial, I...

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10 situations to avoid if you have low self-regulation

10 situations to avoid if you have low self-regulation

By Kefei Wang   A future high performing team will be more diverse than ever and so will be the makeup of those teams. According to Glassdoor, 67% of job seekers say a diverse workforce is important when considering job offers. Diversity comes from many different...

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What are competencies and why should you care?

What are competencies and why should you care?

By Dave Clark Self-regulation is a component of emotional intelligence and it speaks to one’s ability to manage emotions in a social setting. Someone with high emotional intelligence, specifically the art of self-regulation, is likely to succeed under pressure, to not...

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Beat The Odds: 3 Secrets to Successful Hires

Beat The Odds: 3 Secrets to Successful Hires

I recently attended a client conference where Earvin “Magic” Johnson spoke. I was impressed by his personal warmth, sense of humor and humbleness. He is an excellent speaker. What impressed me even more, was how he spoke about his early years developing his basketball...

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Business Best Sellers – Why Are They All About People?

Business Best Sellers – Why Are They All About People?

 Most employers know that there is a both a labor and a talent shortage in the US today. The Baby Boomers are retiring and Millennials have an entirely different attitude about employment, both of which exacerbate this problem.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics’...

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Talent Assessments – a Job Seeker’s Goldmine?

Talent Assessments – a Job Seeker’s Goldmine?

By Dobbie Newman Every Saturday morning for the past year, I have been reviewing the Wall Street Journal’s summary of the week’s best-belling books, as reported by Nielsen BookScan. Many bestsellers have come and gone over that time period, but what continues to...

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5 TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO EMBRACE IN 2016

5 TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO EMBRACE IN 2016

By Dobbie Newman Joe Smith was looking for a new job. Joe identified a target company (ABC) that had an advertised open position for a project manager. Through a referral, Joe was able to get on a phone call with ABC’s CEO. The CEO was fairly stand-offish during the...

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NO SURPRISE: STUDY SHOWS ALGORITHM BEATS HIRING MANAGERS

NO SURPRISE: STUDY SHOWS ALGORITHM BEATS HIRING MANAGERS

Talent is a scarce commodity. We predict this will continue to be the new normal for businesses. Staff turnover is expensive, unproductive, and can deliver a devastating blow to morale. The companies who are winning the war for talent are not only recruiting people...

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Reduce Hiring Mistakes

Reduce Hiring Mistakes

By Dobbie Newman and Steve Graham Here are some additional statistics that are based on recent US surveys: A solid onboarding experience is tied to 50% greater new hire retention 30% of new hires will leave within the first 90 days 49% of Millennials want better...

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Put a “Crystal Ball” in Your HR Toolbox

Put a “Crystal Ball” in Your HR Toolbox

Rocket Fuel is a chemical mixture of two elements that when combined, result in a powerful expansion of force. This force is so powerful that it can propel a rocket into space. Rocket Fuel is also the title of a book by Gino Wickman and Mark Winters that describes how...

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