Communicate to Manage Performance: Introverts vs Extroverts

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Meetings Introverts are not likely to share ideas in a large setting, whereas extroverts welcome the public communication. Get the most out of your introverted staff by providing a smaller group setting where they can shine. Large, weekly meetings aren’t as productive as was previously thought. Consider making that a monthly meeting, and have a… Read more »

Can Gratitude be the secret to creating a more Efficient Team?

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward How often do you express appreciation? By saying “thank you” after a co-worker or employee has helped in anyway, is showing gratitude. It can go beyond a job well done; simply being thankful for having employment is… Read more »

The Only “Real” Accountability

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Regardless of how important we say accountability is, organizations tend to only bring up the term when there is a complete break down, and an obvious lack of accountability in a team, department or organization. That’s when we tend to unpack the overused business speak, and the Human Resources Department starts a new round of… Read more »

Create an Action Plan Now!

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Goals without action steps to accomplish them are just dreams. We’re not saying that you should stop dreaming.  Instead, it’s time to turn your dream into a goal. That dream can only be realized by taking action. Ask any actor who seems to have become an overnight success. We didn’t see the years of acting… Read more »

Survey Says: Employees Lacking in Critical Skills

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According to a survey conducted in 2012 by the American Management Association, “More than half of executives admit their employees are “average” at best in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.” The AMA Survey defined the skills as follows: Critical thinking and problem solving – the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take… Read more »