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The Evolution Of Employee Motivation Methods: Carrots, Sticks And Being Nice Aren’t Sustainable

We’ve all done it. We’ve sat everybody down and explained. And wonder of wonders, almost nobody understood or acted upon our very informative explanation. “Why don’t they just listen?” we ask ourselves. “Why are they still doing X when clearly we have to learn to Y if we’re going to succeed?” And on it goes. The fault […]

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Want To Be Promoted? Cultivate These 4 Traits

What makes someone “high potential”? Can we predict rock stars at early stages of their careers? What key traits must be identified and cultivated to help stars (talent) achieve their full potential? According to Kevin Ochsner, a neuroscientist at Columbia University, it all comes down to the brain and how we’re wired, plus which traits […]

What Will Move The Needle For Your Business?

What Will Move The Needle? A Partner at an investment banking firm in the Midwest came to us with the following challenge. His firm was struggling with low accountability and poor communication. As a result, sales performance was crashing into the abyss—it was time to turn this situation around, and pronto. By setting corporate and departmental needle […]

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Get Rid Of Office Conflict For Good

Are stress, anger and conflict common themes in your organization? Are deadlines being missed, accountability consistently dropped and a lack of understanding and/or rapport prevalent? We have a new neuroscience-based tool for your toolbox that will help you gain new insights, develop the skill of stepping back, experiencing another’s map of reality and target specific behavior […]

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Logical Levels Of Change

Logical Levels of Change is the process of getting from Stuck to Smart. It involves working six distinct logical levels of change. These levels were first identified by social scientist Gregory Bateson. I see them as concentric rings. The symptoms are the environment, behavior, and capability rings. The system are the beliefs, identity, and core/culture […]

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Discover, Engage And Sustain Workplace Talent In Three Simple Steps

Leaders today need all the leverage they can get. We need to get more from ourselves, our teams, our company overall. Developing workplace talent is the major factor that will create sustainable and substantial success in your company–this will only increase in the near future. Plus, the impact of not developing workplace talent will impact […]

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7 Tips To Boost Sales In August

Our favorite door opener Caryn Kopp has these terrific tips for selling in August — thought we’d share! Why waste the month of August cleaning your office? Make the most of your summer byseizing new business opportunities while your competition plays miniature golf!  Most business owners and salespeople assume making calls in August is pointless […]