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Category: workplace culture

support your employees

Leaders, it’s your responsibility to support your employees!

I am hearing more and more from clients, particularly those that deal with consumers directly, that customers are increasingly rude and unkind, and sometimes downright nasty.  As a leader, it’s critical to remember that you have a very important role

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positive working environment

What can goldfish teach us about creating a positive working environment?

Creating a positive working environment is key if you want your department or organization to reach new heights and accomplishments.  And trust in the workplace is a critical component.  But a positive working environment comes from something much more basic

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A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

I originally penned this post approximately two years ago … but a recent conversation about “collaboration” with a client leader suggested that it is worth a re-read. Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a

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comfort zone

What will it take to step outside your comfort zone (or bungee jump naked)?

I often blog about the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone, of taking calculated risks.  In this post last year – Does risk-taking scare you? – I wrote about the farmer who was asked whether he planted wheat for

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leading a hybrid team

Leading a hybrid team? Find ways to build team spirit

In today’s post, I have another video tip on leading a hybrid team.  Back in Strategy #7 and Strategy #9, I talked about the importance of holding weekly virtual team meetings.  If you think about your team meeting as being

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hybrid leadership

Don’t fall into this common hybrid leadership trap!

In today’s blog post, I have another tip in our ongoing video series about hybrid leadership.  Today’s strategy is to give equal “air time” to your virtual and onsite employees.  In other words, don’t fall into the common hybrid leadership

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