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A bold pivot requires an equally innovative follow-through strategy. With disruption being used with increasing frequency to describe the events of today’s business environment, it’s very likely that your company recently executed an important pivot of some kind. Perhaps your company’s leaders have pledged to equal...

Boss or not, you can play a crucial role in developing team trust. Last week, you took our Team Trust Quiz, and maybe your score was less than perfect. Truth be known, every team has some room to grow in the Trust Department. A 2016 study...

They may not ask for it, but everyone knows when it’s missing. Ever had a cappuccino without froth, or a deli sandwich without a pickle? It might be pretty good, but without each and every component in place, it’s just… meh....

Everyone thinks their communications skills are on point. It’s just that everyone else has issues explaining themselves, right? The ability to communicate clearly is not only increasingly important at work, it’s also becoming increasingly difficult. Let’s look at a couple of trends that are making...

In today’s global marketplace, a new project team will likely include new hires and remote workers. The innovation cycle has been reduced from years to months - and even days, in some markets. Every once in a while, someone emerges that energizes the team, communicates...

Many HR managers across the country are bearing the brunt of a business environment driven by historically low unemployment. The dismaying lack of qualified candidates has prompted a broader search to some pretty unlikely places, including prison. The scramble for new talent, coupled with the...

Manual administration of a mentoring program can be a nightmare. Is automating your program the right solution? eMentorConnect LLC examines five key factors to help you make the right decision.   Click Here to Download...

We undervalue what we do well. Managers may consider this a lack of confidence. Psychologists sometimes call it the imposter syndrome. The overall result is the same: We think what’s easy isn’t worthwhile, and so we focus our attention on getting better at the things...

Sixty percent of millennials leave their jobs in less than three years because they don’t think they have the opportunity to advance. With replacement costing up to six times an employee’s annual salary, that lack of retention has a significant effect on a company’s bottom...