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Insights and strategies around creating cultures of engagement

How Do You Define Engagement at Work?

We are frequently called in to work with a team, department or organization after they have completed an employee engagement survey. This could be well known like The Great Place to Work or an internally created survey the company designed and delivered. Some of the categories measured include levels of trust, competency, strategic alignment, and engagement with management.

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Finding Meaning In A Complicated World

I don't know about you, but some days I wake up and think, is this it? Am I doing this thing called life right? And, if I am how come I feel so stressed and tired all the time? Why do things feel so hard? When did it all get so complicated and why is it so hard to find the right work life balance? I am always running from project to project, yet I feel like I never have what I need to show for it. 

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Hope is a Strategy

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” –John Green

Just last week, I reconnected with a past client who had recently left a top post. Brought to a new company with much fanfare and anticipated success, he left amid rumblings of his incompetence and struggling business results. This high flyer, who had enjoyed a serious track record of past success, met up with a culture that claimed to be innovative and dynamic, but showed itself to be much more risk averse and skeptical of outsiders.

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3 Reasons Your Company Needs a 360 Feedback Program to Develop Leaders

It is no secret that well over 90% of all Fortune 500 companies use a 360° survey or multi-rater assessment to determine the effectiveness of their key leaders. The key objective usually focuses on the hope that the executive has improved his/her rankings. However, not all companies recognize how easy it is to take the 360 degree feedback process and turn it into a highly effective streamlined leadership development program. So, why should your company have a 360 degree feedback program to develop talent?

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Tough Talk With Your Boss: The Performance Review

"The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities." - Sydney Smith, author

You never saw it coming. As a matter of fact, you thought you had a pretty good year, all things considered. Your results were strong and you made most of your goals for the year. So why do you feel so awful? You just had your performance review, and you were a "meets expectation", for the second year in a row.

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