If You Don’t Like Change – Don’t Come to 2020

Change 210You would be hard pressed to find one human on the planet today who has not been affected by some change – no, not just some change, but major changes to their life. Business is on the frontline of that reality. If anyone doubted the importance of humans to business, as consumers, employees, and other stakeholders, that doubt must be as dissipated as a morning mist when it meets the warmth of the day. The people in business who handle most challenges around your people are in Human Resources. Would you want to be the one handling all the changes around people in business today?

Change,, Human Resources,, GenZ

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How to be a Communication Hero

Comm Hero 210Anytime you have a plan in place for worse case scenarios, your people and your organization handle it better and the bounce back is quicker and higher.  Some companies do have disaster plans in place. For example, there are plans for fire (domestic and wild), earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunami warnings, and oh yes, pandemics. Seriously, some organizations do keep such plans in place or at the least, watch the warning signs and get a head start. For example, Talking Rain Beverage Co., which took early warning signs seriously did get ahead of the curve in preparing their employees for the current crisis. What does this have to do with being a “Communication Hero?”

Communication,

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress Using Communication Skills

Blog Art Doc Girl 210It’s one thing for an individual in an organization to find themselves in a state of stress. But when events occur bringing on stress for most everyone in an organization, now you have a critical challenge on your hands. This stress spills out into families and the communities causing more critical and, in some cases, disastrous challenges. Seeing life from someone else’s perspective takes an open mind, active listening takes effort, and understanding takes commitment. These can take time. What are some additional elements that can help?

DISC,, Communication,

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Connecting with Communication

DISC COM 210

We know how to communicate. We have a thought, we spot our listener, we open our mouth, and pour out the contents of that thought into our listener’s ear. We make an instant connection with one another. The listener hangs on our every word with respect and admiration, absorbs the intent of the thoughts we are conveying, behaves just as we are expecting, and acts upon that information exactly as we intend for them to.  This process occurs every time, no matter what we’re speaking about or who we’re speaking with, right? No? You’re kidding! Well, it can’t be our fault!! What could be wrong with our communication process or style? Why didn’t the listener connect?

Communication,

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10 Misconceptions About the DISC Assessment

DISC Post WEB210Let’s be real. No one hiring tactic, tool, process, or system is perfect. On the other hand, having nothing in place is disastrous. Having only one or two tools, tactics, or a broken system in place is just as dangerous. Or, as my colleague Marc Simms owner of Right Performance Management, suggests, “It seems that some companies jut flip a coin, but guesswork and luck are not a formula for hiring success.” Taking a chance is still taking a chance. Can we afford to take such chances with our most priceless asset, our people?

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EQ and Its Impact on Your Bottom Line

EQ Mtg 210Business is serious. The success of business affects stakeholders both inside and outside any organization. We use general terms when describing these stakeholders like, the Board, the community, the employees, the customers, the vendors, the management, (the insert yours here) __________. Yet, each of these collective nouns consist of individual people with individual characteristics, talents, attributes, skills, needs, wants, and goals. Without these individuals, in their collective noun categories, we have no business and consequently no stakeholders. Which has more impact on business, the skill of these individuals or their EQ?

Teams,, EQ,, EI,

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How to Think About Thinking

Thinking 210When we were small children, our parents thought we didn’t need to do it, so they did it for us. In school, our teachers tried to help us understand it and teach us how to do it. When we were teenagers, no one thought we did it at all! Even as adults, it is an enigma to many. As leaders, we need to do a lot of it, and we need to do it well.  What is this that both follows us and seemingly escapes us throughout our lives and careers?

Critical Thinking; Business,, strategicthinking

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Stay Competitive Through Lifelong Learning and Reskilling

Reskill 210Individuals who take pride in not having opened a book since high school or college, may need to rethink their priorities. Granted, there is a difference in people in that some love learning and could devour books, research, and webinars all day every day.  Others only want to learn about topics when they need to know something to accomplish a task or complete a project. Still others think they know everything already and learning is not necessary, and they can skip this article. However, being a lifelong learner does seem to be a trend now. Why is that?

Devlopment,, Lifelong Learning, Reskilling

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