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5 Steps to Creating a Succession Plan for a Key Leader in Your Organization

Something unexpected happened when the pandemic forced us to work remotely—if possible—and stay home. It was a collective wake-up call to reevaluate our lives and the things that are most important to us. Some called it the Great Resignation, with an estimated 4.3 million leaving...

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Using Employee Scorecards to Clarify Employee Expectations

Think about how coaches use scorecards in sports. They track how a player is doing faced against several challenges. The pitcher, the pitches, the setting, and even the weather affect their performance. The team’s staff compiles this information to guide the individual’s training and...

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Are Certain DISC Profiles Better Suited for Leadership or Management?

Some people are born leaders. They possess the soft skills that life teaches them, such as conflict management and teamwork. They connect with their staff in a myriad of ways. The question that organizations ask is, where are things breaking down? Are some personalities better suited to...

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Psychological Safety at Work

Imagine this scenario. Your company launched A/B testing on a new product line and has decided to move forward with a plan. Being the analytical thinker, you noticed something wrong with the data just before its public debut. Do you arrange a Zoom meeting with your manager ASAP to point out the...

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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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