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Want More Innovation? change culture learning organizational culture training workplace Aug 24, 2022

Innovation is not – contrary to the list of ‘skills’ on some performance review forms – a skill that one can turn off and on at will or read about and BE better at. Though creativity is a large piece of innovation, piloting and actual implementation and evaluation of...

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6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude culture gratitude health and wellness mind social connection Aug 24, 2022

Thanksgiving is a time when even the most begrudging among us stops to name those things for which he is grateful. Gratitude and appreciation are two weapons we can use against depression and anxiety. In fact, Dan Baker writes in his book, “What Happy People Know” that it is...

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Bit O’ Brain Science Is Huge Help for Managers brain coaching culture habit leadership learning neuroscience organizational culture social connection training trust workplace Aug 24, 2022

Tomorrow, I have the fantastic opportunity to talk with 300+ IT folks about every manager’s favorite topic, “performance management.” Yawn?? Not this talk . . . tomorrow, I will be showing this management group how knowing a little bit of brain science can help them:

  • get the...
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H2H Is In; B2B and B2B Are out brain change culture morale organizational culture social connection workforce planning workplace Aug 24, 2022

Bryan Kramer is a Social Business Strategist and CEO of PureMattera social media and marketing firm in Silicon Valley (and one of the fastest growing companies in that area). Bryan is also the world’s43rd most talked about marketer, a Global Top CEO Influencer on Social Media, and...

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Social Connection, Social Pain in the Workplace brain coaching culture emotional regulation feedback neuroscience organizational culture parenting self-care social connection workplace Aug 24, 2022

Earlier today, the Twin Cities NeuroLeadership Institute Local Interest Group met as we do quarterly. The group is usually a mix of psychologists, organization development consultants, coaches, and managers. Today, our learning focused on a particular person – Dr. Matt Lieberman,...

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The Value of a People Strategy (Especially for You, Startups) culture leadership learning organizational culture training workforce planning workplace Aug 24, 2022

THE SEED

You have an idea, a spark that drives you to pursue bringing that idea to fruition. What’s the very next thing you’re likely turning over in your mind, oh entrepreneur? The design of benefit packages that you could offer your future employees? Doubtful. The most logical and...

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How to Build Employee Development Plans That Work! coaching culture feedback intention learning mentoring mind social connection training value workplace Aug 24, 2022

How & When to Do Development Planning

In an ideal work world, managers and leaders create STRATEGIC PLANS, from those strategic plans flow the ANNUAL WORK PLANS, and from the annual work plans (group or unit level), flow INDIVIDUAL WORK PLANS.

Then, based on the work an...

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Do Doctors or Dentists Face Unique Leadership Challenges? change coaching culture female gender leadership morale organizational culture social connection training workforce planning workplace Aug 12, 2022

I spoke with a group of residents in a large university prosthodontics program recently about the challenges of managing and leading organizations today. Some of their concerns as potential future practice owners were the very same concerns a leader of any organization might have, including:

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Put Accountability in Its Proper Place! culture morale organizational culture social connection trust workplace Aug 12, 2022

A client hired me to help shift her organizational culture from one rife with fear, threat, competition, and cynicism to one of respect, trust, and faith in leadership. Over the past year, this organization has built a campaign around “accountability” alongside a large-scale process...

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5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Learn Another Time Management Tool culture learning professional development skills training workplace Aug 12, 2022
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Does Your Recognition Program ‘Recognize’ or ‘Appreciate’? culture measuring morale organizational culture performance recognition workplace Aug 12, 2022

I recently visited a client who is working diligently through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative which required that a set of focused workgroups be established and maintained over the life of the initiative.

These groups are intended to:

  • serve as a communication vehicle for...
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What Is A “Real Conversation” In Your Workplace? culture morale organizational culture Aug 12, 2022

In visiting with various organizations, I often mention that “brain-friendly” workplaces are those where ‘real conversations’ are reported to occur. Most often, when I share this point, heads nod and eyebrows are either raised or furrowed, indicating that the idea...

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