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The 5 Languages of Appreciation for Your Employees

Showing appreciation in a way that is meaningful to your team is especially important now because of the pandemic! Employee awards and bonuses often come up short as a means for employers to show their appreciation. Why? Because they usually only...

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Defining and Selecting Your Top Talent

This month we are addressing the topic of employee turnover particularly for your high performing employees. Please know that turnover for all performance levels is costly to your business; from maintaining intellectual capital, customer...

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How to Retain Your High Performers

I chose employee retention as October’s theme because study after study shows that top performing employees contribute significantly more than their counterparts to the company’s productivity and profitability. Furthermore,...

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Business Planning Using Critical & Analytical Thinking

  As we continue identifying competencies needed for effective business planning, it’s important to highlight the importance of planning itself. A solid, well-developed plan enables you to  meet your annual goals or objectives. As the...

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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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COVID 19 S.T.R.E.S.S. And Employee Mental Well-being?

  There are few things in society more pervasive than stress, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic. It is something experienced by most people yet has different origins and manifestations. What causes stress for your colleague may not even...

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Improve Mental Wellbeing by “Unplugging”

Eating. Sleeping. Screens. These three words can easily describe the average day of our tech obsessions during COVID 19. What you may be surprised to know is that these 3 words apply to a far wider segment of the American public. A 2019 report by...

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Hiring Great People Is An Art

The first ingredient in my leadership secret sauce blog series is about the critical importance of employee selection and hiring. The people you hire impact your entire organization and team. Ultimately you can pin the success or failure of...

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Leadership Competencies To Lead Through COVID-19 And Beyond

I’m often asked, “Martha, are leaders born or made?” If you’ve been following my BLOG posts, you know that I firmly believe leaders are made and only after certain  key competencies have been identified, harnessed,...

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Social Regulation During COVID-19

As we come to a close on the topic of emotional intelligence this week, I want to address the final component, social regulation. At this point in time, I hope you’ve come to realize that EQ is not a core competency taught in school, but one...

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