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Acceptance of Differences To Resolve Conflict

“Your brain is like velcro for negative experiences and teflon for positive ones.” (Hansen, Mendius). As terrible as it sounds, it’s true. And as a leader, this is something that deserves your careful attention especially during...

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Embracing The Year-end Crunch

I know you’re probably thinking... “Martha, why should I embrace what’s probably the most stressful and generally disliked time of the year, on top of a global pandemic? I’ll tell you why. It’s an opportunity for...

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Leading Through Year End Crunch Time

      For many businesses, the end of the year means crunch time. This upcoming series of blogs will focus on the best ways to keep employees motivated and manage the chaos at the end of the year during this time of stress from...

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High Performing Employee Retention Pitfalls - Part II

This is Part 2 of a 2-part blog series. For Part 1, click here.  Retaining top talent is critically important to your business. On average, high performers are very productive and highly motivated. That performance gap increases as the...

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High Performing Employee Retention Pitfalls Part I

In my previous blogs this month, I discussed why retaining your high performers is essential to your business’s success. I believe it’s important to first explore why many employee retention programs fall short. No matter how much...

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Communicate Business Plans & Measure Progress Effectively

  Our BLOG topic for this month is about 2021 business planning competencies. No matter how carefully you’ve crafted your strategic plan during this pandemic, successful implementation will depend on how you communicate it to your...

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Time for 2021 Business Planning

The last quarter of this most unusual year is nearly upon us. This means kids are back in school (even from home), vacations have come to an end, and life and business get back to “normal”. As a leader, this is the perfect opportunity to...

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TRUST - The Foundation for Remote Working Relationships

Organizations don’t function effectively without trust. Success, even survival in your business is dependent on trust. It is for this reason that I’ve chosen Trust - The Foundation for Remote Working Relationships as this...

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Humility and Transparency In Performance Reviews

In order for the mid-year performance discussion to have an impact, there needs to be trust between you, the leader and your employee. Trust is the foundation for healthy relationships.  “Trust = Reliability Over Time”. For you,...

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Mid-Year Performance Reviews During a Pandemic

  Best practice performance management is to have a check-in on goals and performance at mid-year...especially during a global pandemic. This year it’s even more important as most companies are having to recalibrate 2020 year-end...

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