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Shifting Management’s Focus to What Matters

Where we focus our attention as managers has been on outcomes: profits, efficiencies, deadlines, quality, ROI, and so on. These are all important business results important to the sustainability of a department and ultimately the business. They are important for managers to monitor, measure and plan to achieve. Yet, the prevalence of results-driven management is archaic, and creates a false assurance that desire outcomes are achieved through the monitoring, measuring and planning activities so familiar, comfortable…. Read More»

The Practices of Engaging Workplaces

Though small in size, TinyHR is mighty in it’s impact as a young start-up. Located in Seattle, WA founder of TinyHR David Niu has created a technology solution, TinyPulse, to help get timely feedback from employees on important topics to help nurture a culture that fosters an esprit de corp. But an esprit de corp is hardly […] Read moreRead More»

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12 Habits of Motivational Leaders

The mainspring of motivation is the belief that something different, perhaps better, is possible. It is that cause that motivational leaders tap into when inspiring others. And from such beliefs habits emerge that perpetuate goodness, possibility, and the desire to do more, to achieve more. Motivational leaders incite action and deepen relationships. The habits of motivational leaders foster a bias for action and connectedness amongst all those fortunate to be inspired by such people. … Read More»

Ideas for a People-Centric Workplace

A people-centric organization emphasizes relationships, connectedness, context, growth, openness, trust and courage. We need to see more of these elements working together in our businesses today – of all sizes.  While these elements are not new, they are in short supply in businesses around the globe. We are seeing a dominate force of outdated leadership […] Read moreRead More»

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3 Underused Tactics to Better Communicate

Have you tried having a conversation where you intentionally remove the underbrush while speaking with the intention of helping the other person? Have you intentionally structured the way you communicate to bring in the listener without dramatic flair? Imagine how much more commanding your presence would be. Upon analyzing Karé’s communication patterns, I realized that she has found a way to connect with people in a powerful way. That we could all learn from such purposeful communication patterns would be an understatement. Let me tease out three underused tactics I learned from my conversation with Karé…. Read More»

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