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Thanksgiving Gratitude

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Ready or not, it's that time of year again when we pop that oversized turkey into the oven and hope for the best that it's moist and delicious! Perhaps it's time to shine the silver and polish the wine glasses reserved for special occasions. It is most certainly a time for families to get together and give thanks for the bounty provided by the good earth and for the many blessings of our lives.

  • Diversity as a Noun, Inclusion as a Verb

Diversity as a Noun…Inclusion as a Verb

By |November 16th, 2015|

The unfortunate trend that has become overly apparent to me is that diversity has really just become a numbers game. Organizations are spending their resources trying to diversify their candidate pool, hire more diverse candidates, and do more in the underserved communities. My question is: what comes after “diversity”?

  • Dimensions of Leadership: Creativity

Dimensions of Leadership: Creativity

By |November 9th, 2015|

The role of creativity in leadership has expanded. With the pace of change increasing rapidly, a leader’s ability and willingness to be creative can become the difference between success and failure of an organization. Creativity is a common thread in the evolution of humans and society, and the same is true for organizational evolution.

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Achieving a better work-life balance

By |November 2nd, 2015|

How do we balance the multiple demands placed on us at work and in our lives? The following are a few tips that can be useful to consider when seeking a better work-life balance.

  • Code of Cooperation

Why your company needs a Code of Cooperation and how to create one

By |October 26th, 2015|

A Code of Cooperation is a document created by people who work together to encourage an emotionally healthy work environment. It accomplishes this by formally establishing common behavioral expectations that can be supported by all. Codes of Cooperation may articulate both behaviors which a group wishes to encourage as well as those to be avoided. They should be created with input from all group members and are most effective when embraced and supported by everyone.

  • 12 Rules of Respect

Video: The Respect Effect STADA Webinar

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Based on his highly acclaimed new book, The Respect Effect: Using the science of neuroleadership to inspire a more loyal and productive workplace author and speaker Paul Meshanko goes beyond the typical “feel good” themes of organizational culture and digs deeply into the topics of evolution, psychology and neuroscience to show how powerful of a catalyst respect can be. More importantly, he shares practical, easy-to-implement strategies for helping to promote respectful work cultures and offers case study details on how best-in-class global employers are already using respect to make a difference with both their cultures and bottom lines.

  • Tips for Building Trust in Workplace Relationships

Tips for Building Trust in Workplace Relationships

By |October 19th, 2015|

A reputation of being trustworthy is one of the most valuable assets that individuals in leadership positions can have. Trust is a critical factor in gaining and maintaining the confidence of employees and customers. It ultimately plays a pivotal role in contributing to the success of workplace relationships and, in turn, the overall organization. The following are tips for contributing to the organization's success by building trust in workplace relationships.

  • Best of Respectful Workplace: Generations

The Best of Respectful Workplace: Generations

By |October 13th, 2015|

With up to five generations currently in the workforce, each group brings their own set of attitudes and values based on their generation’s experience. Such large differences can often cause conflict, especially in the workplace. On the other hand, these differences can also lead to positive relationships, such as older workers mentoring younger colleagues. The following collection of posts from our blog provide insight into how to successfully manage the multiple generations currently working together in today's workforce.

  • A Guide to Dealing With Stress in the Workplace

A Guide to Dealing With Stress in the Workplace

By |October 5th, 2015|

While some stress is actually healthy, chronic stress is debilitating. It preoccupies the mind, clouds our judgment, dulls our creativity and makes us physically sick. In this article, we will examine the concept of emotional backpacks and develop strategies for keeping ours light and well-equipped, even in stressful situations.

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Does Respect Need to Be Earned?

By |September 29th, 2015|

I was recently contacted by a facilitator at one of our manufacturing clients that is rolling out our Connecting with Respect process across their organization. Her question was interesting. Evidently, there were certain managers (and more senior employees) who were of the opinion that they should not be expected to respect others unless their respect had been “earned.” Could we possibly give her and her co-facilitators some ideas on how to constructively discuss this notion?

  • The Secret of the Slight Edge

The Secret of the Slight Edge

By |September 25th, 2015|

Have you ever experienced setting out to achieve a goal, maybe lose weight and keep it off, purchase a new home, or be selected for an over due promotion only to fall short? Possibly, your team agreed on new initiatives and spent countless hours designing a strategy only to execute and fall behind schedule. You may find the solution to overcoming these obstacles in the secret to the slight edge.

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7 Steps to Behavior Change Using Affirmations

By |September 21st, 2015|

If we talk to ourselves in a way that creates a clear and emotionally compelling picture of the behaviors we want to reinforce, it literally creates pathways in our brains to facilitate movement toward those behaviors. When used for this purpose, we call this "self-talk", "affirmative reminders", or "affirmations".