Better Communication Starts With You

Better Communication Starts With You

Communication remains one of the biggest challenges in workplace relationships. When communication flows freely, teams are more productive and creative.  People trust one another and it’s easier to get things done. When communication breaks down, misunderstandings and information hoarding become…

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Is Competition a Good Thing?

Is Competition a Good Thing?

Is competition in the workplace a good thing? Some argue that it drives self-improvement and creativity in its quest to deliver results. Others argue that a competitive environment is a slippery slope to rivalries, backstabbing and information hording. These are…

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Dog Poop, Deadlines and YOU

Dog Poop, Deadlines and YOU

Has this ever happened to you…? You wake up in a great mood and think “today is going to be a great day!” You look forward to what’s ahead and you’re excited about the day. And then… You discover your…

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What’s a High 5 Culture?

What’s a High 5 Culture?

At its core, culture is the way that people feel about coming to work every day. It’s how we think about the work, the people and the environment. The behaviors and norms that follow are a result of those thoughts…

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  • February 12, 2018
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Ditch the Open Door, Try this Instead

Ditch the Open Door, Try this Instead

Does this sound familiar, “I have an open door policy. Come see me with any questions.” Chances are you’ve heard this from a manger or you convey a similar message to your team. The Open Door Policy lets your team…

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  • November 29, 2017
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Team Advice from a Super Bowl Champ

Team Advice from a Super Bowl Champ

Organizations comprised of functional, high performing teams consistency enjoy better business results than an organization comprised of dysfunctional, mediocre teams.  High performing teams are directly related to retention, engagement, innovation and bottom line results. In short, high performing teams help…

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Traffic, Leadership and Resiliency

Traffic, Leadership and Resiliency

Here’s the deal with leadership: it’s hard. And it’s not getting any easier. There are more challenges and more pressure on leaders than ever before. Impossible deadlines, endless projects, “firefighting,” and people issues fill the days. To get through these…

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  • August 17, 2017
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The Real Problem with Communication is Trust

The Real Problem with Communication is Trust

Poor Communication tends be the umbrella that many team and leadership challenges fall under. Consider these common issues: The team member who, despite her knowledge and experience, withholds important information from other team members or departments. A colleague who sits…

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  • July 11, 2017
  • Blog
3 Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

3 Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

None of us are immune from conflict at work. You may find yourself in an argument with a colleague about the way a project is executed, or butt heads with leadership about a strategic initiative, or maybe you find your…

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  • June 13, 2017
  • Blog