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Lessons in teamwork from dolphins

3 Valuable Lessons Dolphins can Teach You About Teamwork

When it comes to dolphins, foraging for food is a masterful team effort! What can workplace leaders learn from these denizens of the deep? Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Feeling undervalued at work?

Last week I blogged about one idea of what to do when you feel undervalued at work, and specifically by your boss.  It was to spread the word about your good work yourself.  I had promised though that I wanted

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Feeling underappreciated by the boss?

“It’s a good thing I am self-motivated,” said a good friend in a client organization.  “Because if I was looking for appreciation or validation from my boss, I’d be waiting an eternity.”  Sadly, this sentiment is not unique.  Employee survey

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Praising employees who are in their 40s and 50s – is it necessary?

I often blog about the value of praising employees (one such post is Frequent and liberal employee recognition and praise creates positive workplaces). So when Dr. Karl Moore, associate professor at the Destautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (and

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Giving credit fairly in a collaborative work environment

One thing I hear often from both leaders and employees is how de-motivating it can be when credit (for an innovative idea, a successful project outcome, or just a job well done) is not given fairly. Invariably, as more and

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Frequent and liberal employee recognition and praise creates positive workplaces

I have always maintained that frequent and liberal employee recognition and praise is fundamental to creating positive workplaces.  In their 2004 book How Full is Your Bucket?, authors Tom Rath and Don Clifton explain the theory of the dipper and

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