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A Guest Post from Laurie Ribble Libove Laurie Ribble Libove, MS is a specialist in strategic human resource management and organizational development.  She is the author and co-author of several HRDQ training tools, including Leading Change at Every Level, Trust: The Ultimate Test, and The Comprehensive Leader. With the improving job market, this fall finds many people in new positions, eager to establish themselves as trustworthy employees. Whether you’re a new college grad settling into your first “real” job or a seasoned professional who has recently landed a fresh opportunity, one of your first concerns as a new hire is to secure the trust, Read More

Or anyway, the internet says so.  Failure gets a bad rap, but there’s more there than what we’re expecting, I think.  Let’s unpack failure. “Embrace Failare” –Mr. Let’s Paint Failure’s about not meeting expectations.  When expectations are always met, nothing moves forward.  We become non-critical, we miss opportunities, and we offer less to others. “It’s all about the creative possibility within each of us that we don’t partake in. We don’t jump into the murky water, the creativity water.”  Risks go untaken, things that ain’t broke don’t get fixed, “good enough” becomes good enough. Each time expectations are not met, we, Read More

FREE Webinar Wednesday, August 14 11am – 12pm ET While projects usually start with good intentions and lots of enthusiasm, it’s sometimes difficult to maintain that focus and energy when you have to juggle multiple priorities at the same time. No longer just the responsibility of those trained as project specialists, the ability to manage everyday projects is a requirement for many people in today’s organizations. Join author and project management expert Lou Russell for an hour-long session that will address common stumbling blocks and offer you a practical formula for success. What You Will Learn What it means to, Read More

Tomorrow, we’ll celebrate our nation’s independence.  While we may be far removed from any colonial experience, we’re reminded that there are certain things that we refuse to give up – things that we feel set us at our best.  They could be physical things, ways of living, opportunities, or property.  When we’re asked (or told) to give these things up, everything tends to go south for everyone involved. As a nation, we understand that there are both individual freedoms and collective freedoms – and that they don’t always align towards the same goals. So, while we’re trying to do our, Read More

Collaboration is a risk.  And, just like any other, it needs to be managed. There are a lot of potential obstacles and pitfalls associated with collaborating, so sometimes it seems easier to just proceed individually.  But, failing to take a chance on collaboration is a risk improperly managed. That is not to say that it is always the best way to accomplish a goal.  Collaboration is a method of problem-solving – an option that’s intended to facilitate progress and improve results by combining the strengths and knowledge-bases of contributors.  It should not be a burden or detriment to a project,, Read More

Navigating the ins and outs of teamwork can be as difficult as trekking through the jungle.  In the jungle we can try to push through the dense vegetation with no tools – just like we can push teams to work together – but without the right tools we just get nowhere. Teamwork is vital to the workplace but we often don’t know how to deal with teams when conflicts arise and productivity drops.  So, where and how do you start addressing these problems with teamwork?  By demonstrating how a well-oiled team acts and thinks. A well-oiled team recognizes the impact, Read More

When seeking sustainable performance improvement, it’s important to look at things holistically.  Personality is not separate from performance, just as relationships are not separate from teamwork. Knowing that, it’s often easiest to make large-scale changes by unpacking complicated, synthetic concepts like performance, and making sure that each component is cared for.  Personality is a good place to start.  Performance, when broken down, is a series of decisions – behavioral choices – that we use to accomplish our goals.  It’s important to know where these decisions come from and how they affect one another.  Our preference for certain types of decisions, Read More

And honestly, that’s pretty awesome.  Once we let go of the constructs that frame positive change, we see that it is possible – and happening – everywhere.  Learning is happening everywhere, all the time. Learning is great – it makes you strong and self-sufficient.  It makes you able to travel through social spaces, figure out what’s right and wrong, and help those in need around you.  To make learning possible and accessible to others is one of the most valuable things you can do for them. As a trainer, you are always looking for the most efficient ways to deliver, Read More

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