Category: Blog


The Science of Using Storytelling in the Workplace

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If you want to be a great presenter, incorporating stories will help get you there. Many of us are going from meeting to meeting, getting overloaded with information. Information overload is especially true for decision-makers like business owners and executives. When you’re presenting to this audience, or any audience for that matter, you have to…more

How to Become More Strategic in Your Thinking

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Performance feedback or advice telling you that “you to be more strategic” can be confusing. It is excellent advice, and everyone can benefit from being more strategic. However, figuring out how to become more strategic can be puzzling because it can be challenging to figure out the right steps to develop that skill. The Harvard…more

Finding and Defining Your Company’s Purpose

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A company’s purpose defines the “why” — why an organization exists and why that existence matters. Defining purpose is different from a vision, values, or mission statement. These elements are interconnected and answer the five W’s: who, what, when, where and why. You need each of those pieces defined to articulate the company’s past, present,…more

Digital Interruptions are Killing Workplace Productivity

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In the transition to a remote and highly digital workplace, we have begun to rely more on digital tools for collaboration and communication. While some digital tools can be great for collaboration and communication, some are not without complications. Instant messaging can allow us to quickly reach a colleague, which is helpful, but the structure…more

How to be Compassionate While Holding Employees Accountable

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The last couple of years have been rough on everyone, albeit we didn’t all endure the same experiences. As workplaces are returning to normal or a new normal, leaders have been faced with managing people in new work environments. One of the struggles has been managing employees to allow for flexibility and compassion without compromising…more

How to Manage Flexible Work Schedules

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The boundaries around the typical workday schedule have dissolved. The division between work and home was blurred when using smartphones for email after hours became the norm. However, after the pandemic pushed all work remote and some workplaces have decided to be permanently remote, any separation of work and home has disappeared entirely. Harvard Business…more

Three Mistakes for New Leaders to Avoid

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New leaders are often in a challenging position of getting up to speed on the job while making important decisions for the companies near- and long-term success throughout the learning process. New leaders have to balance learning, developing a strategy, and executing. These items are difficult for anyone to juggle simultaneously, and it can be…more