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Communication Styles in the Workplace

The workplace has an employee-employer relationship problem. And it’s starting to show in the numbers. A mere 13% of employees say they are fully satisfied with their jobs. Less than 20% are wholly engaged at work. Even more disturbing is that only 60% feel they understand what’s...

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OKRs vs. KPIs: Determining the Right Team Goal Setting Framework

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Nothing is more true when it comes to an organization’s road map for its future. Many goal-setting frameworks exist, and rightly so. They provide structure to a company’s vision by creating...

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10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader

While the pandemic upended the workplace as never before, it also taught organizations some valuable lessons. Leadership and its role in engaging employees came under the microscope. The 2021 Gallup State of the Workplace Report offers some compelling insights.

Nearly half of employees are...

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Lattice vs. 15Five vs. Culture Amp

Creating a fulfilling, purposeful, and successful work environment is critical for retaining employees.  Lattice, 15Five, and Culture Amp are software options that provide an effective means of assessing the health of an organization and offer ways to improve a company’s culture. Each...

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How to Facilitate a Culture of Collaboration on Your Team

You recognize it when you see it. You go into a shop or business, and the atmosphere of the place captures your attention. When a team clicks, it’s obvious. You can hear it in people’s voices, the language they use, and the camaraderie between individuals. The culture of collaboration...

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4 Ways to Develop Your Employees

Employee development is a continuous process. It is not a nurture-and-release endeavor by any means. The human condition dictates that it’s an ongoing event, just as trends and the marketplace change with the times. It keeps moving like a shark. Without a plan, organizations risk becoming...

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6 Reasons To Use OKR's To Define Your Team's Purpose

Listen to a reading of this blog post at: Kutsko Consulting Audio Blog.

Defining an organization’s purpose often appears daunting at first glance. Looking at the big picture raises an almost insurmountable bar. It’s not just a matter of setting team goals. It also involves...

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How to Decide What Job You Want Next

This article is Part 2 of a 2-part series on searching for a job. You can find the other article here: How to Find Your Next Job

 

You will feel most happy when you wake up to go to work every day when you have a job that is a good fit with your talent.

 

That sounds...

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The 7 Types of Organizational Stress and How to Identify and Prevent Them

Merriam-Webster defines stress as “something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety.” That’s a gross understatement of what today’s workers have experienced in the last year due to the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. The effects are profound. Consider these...

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How to Hire Your Next Key Leader

This article is heavily based on the excellent book, The Effective Hiring Manager by Mark Horstman. If you haven't read it and you need to make an important hire soon, don't take another step in the process until you do.

Adding people to your team is a nerve-racking thing! It's easily one of...

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Optimizing Team Dynamics

Some teams just have the flow. They deliver. People generally like them and they usually click with clients. Some of them see each other outside of work. You know the type. And you wonder - How come my team isn't like that? Why does it always seem like they’re all just biding...

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Leading Through Uncertainty

It might have been trendy to use the acronym VUCA around 10 years ago, but arguably it’s only recently that we’re truly living VUCA times. VUCA stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous and was first used in military organizations following 9/11 but was later adapted to...

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