The Power of Self-Awareness and Empathy

By Erinne Tripp, Director of Client Services “When you plant lettuce if it does not grow well you don’t blame the lettuce.  You look for reasons it is not doing well.  It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun.  You never blame the lettuce.  Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family (or co-workers), we blame the other person.  But if we know how to take care of them, they [...]

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Your Employees are Different, Why Aren’t Your Onboarding Plans?

You did it! You screened hundreds of resumes, compared behavioral data and sat through so many interviews you lost count, but it was all worth it. You hired the perfect candidate for the position and now it’s your time to sit back and let them get to work! Well, not exactly… even the most perfect of candidates can end up as another turn-over statistic without a proper onboarding plan and it happens more often than [...]

How to Manage Different Personalities

The workplace today is full of a variety of personalities. Whether you work in a traditional office environment, retail or even remotely, we are surrounded by people who have vastly different behaviors. These characteristics stem from an array of factors that include our environments and even generational tendencies. Personalities are a very big part of you we are, but there are other aspects of us as well – our health, intelligence, education, how we were [...]

5 Tips for Creating a Collaborative Workplace

Whether it’s a group of two or twenty, or if you are part of a task force, a virtual team, a new or long-term team member, everyone in today’s workplace is working in some form of a team. Results show organizations thrive when teamwork is at its best.   In recent research on talent management, the #1 issue for leadership is how to redesign their organizational structure to meet the demands of their workforce and business [...]

Understanding and leveraging the three virtues of an ideal team player

Building a high performing and effective team with a strong culture is a challenge many companies face. When hiring, companies will often say that they look for a candidate that is a team player. However, many times they have not qualified what that really means and the definition may not be shared and endorsed by others or have competing factors like being in a rush to fill positions, creditability being given for having worked at [...]

Join the NEHRA Webinar Series on June 5th: Building an Effective Team that drives Innovation and Impact

Presented by Michèle Barnett Berg, MCG Partners Description Building effective teams takes focus, effort and discipline. Too often organizations leave things up to chance and are uneven in their approach. Many times organizations will say that they don’t have time to focus on team building activities or these activities are too “soft” when there are goals to achieve and deadlines to meet. However, taking a disciplined and structured approach to this process can There are [...]

Building a Winning Team

If you’re a football fan, like me, it’s an exciting time of year. Seasoned veterans are on the open market, young college talent is working hard to impress coaches for the upcoming draft, GM’s and coaches are putting in massive amounts of time to analyze and critique who they have, who they need, and what the competition will be doing. NFL teams alone spend over $75million a year just in the scouting process! Every sport [...]

The Power of Self-Awareness

On a daily basis we are all placed in countless situations that require us to behave a certain way. As we mature, we receive both positive and negative feedback that helps shape who we are, but how do we know if the behaviors we are naturally drawn to are helping us to achieve our goals or somehow getting in our way? The answer is simple, self-awareness. Self-awareness is a powerful gift that allows us [...]

Who’s in Sales? Are Your Employees On-board?

Written by Adrienne Mollor How many sales people does your company have? So you're thinking, hmmm... that person we just hired is in sales, right? You're running the number in your head depending on the size of your company. But the answer is the same for every company, small or large. Everyone is in sales. Everyone represents your brand. Each person's approach to sales is different and unique to their role but still impacts your [...]