We talk about “creativity” in business as thought it’s just a buzzword. In reality, bringing a bit of creativity into the mix can be the secret to success. You may think that in order to be taken seriously as a business you need to do everything with a straight face, bust Generation X, Generation Y,… Read more »
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It’s Friday, and you’ve had a busy week. Here is a quick shot of business wisdom that you can think about over the weekend. You’ll come to work on Monday, ready to take action. What is the core of a peak performance? Dissipating any low self-esteem culture or rituals that have been fostered in your… Read more »
One of the most requested workplace training tools today is Employee Development System’s (EDSI) Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Program. Building Trust is the first key to fostering a cohesive team. This model was developed by Patrick Lencioni, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” who asserts that… Read more »
Social media is transforming business as we know it. This applies to businesses large and small, and to brands – corporate and personal. At Employee Development Systems, Inc., helping employees of every generation raise their awareness of accountability and professionalism lie at the core of our mission. We’ve entered the age of influence. As it relates… Read more »
The business of leadership is all about being personally accountable in three different areas: for fulfillment of organizational goals, for staff accomplishments, and for our own self-success. These three aspects are intertwined, dependent upon one another, and thoroughly influenced by the measure of our personal accountability. The leader who lives by the credo of personal… Read more »
How do Millennials learn best? How abut Generation Xers? Our learning priorities and methods shift according to generation, but there are some essentials that will help everyone have a productive learning experience. Start with these tips to ensure that your programs are stimulating and help people draw connections in unique ways that aid in their… Read more »
Typically, personal-best leadership experiences challenge the myth that leadership is something that you find only at the highest levels of organizations and society; it is found everywhere. History also challenges the belief that leadership is reserved for a few charismatic men and women. Leadership is not a gene and is not an inheritance; it is… Read more »
“My team doesn’t need the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program – In fact, they’ve been together so long, they finish each others’ sentences!” Over and over again, the word trust is used… and misused. “Trust” implies something different to everyone! For highly productive teams – those that perform effectively, consistently over time, trust… Read more »
Without a doubt, knowing how to give constructive feedback is a cornerstone of increasing your overall personal effectiveness. Following these simple steps ensures your feedback is well received and encourages development. Remember, feedback should be an ongoing part of developing your employees. Don’t wait until an annual review to give your team members the tools… Read more »
We all interface with a variety of messages every day. But who are those messages for? Are they intended to help the communicator or the receiver? Critical listening can be learned with practice but is not necessarily easy to do. You may be an expert at discerning when messages contain accurate information, are biased toward… Read more »
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