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Eliminating Toxic Work Culture

 

How to eliminate toxic work cultures

 

A toxic work culture is one of the most debilitating situations a leader can have to deal with. 

 

It creeps in sometimes seemingly silently, permeates an organization quickly and leaves discontent, resentment, panic and chaos in its wake. It will affect productivity, employees will resign. It can seriously damage a company’s reputation. Once word gets out of a toxic work culture, it’s difficult to recruit new talent and the...

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How to Hire the Right Person

I need to hire someone new. How do I make sure I hire the best possible person for the position?

You are scared to death to hire in this economy, and with good reason. One of the scariest things a leader does is add a person to her team. When it goes well, hiring a new team member can be just what is needed to take the organization to the next level, hit the next milestone, and accelerate growth. 

When it goes poorly, however, the best case is that it will be a total and complete waste...

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Team and Talent Assessment Options

As a manager, executive, or HR leader, you have a large number of assessment choices when you want to better understand yourself and your team members.

Generally speaking, our philosophy at Kutsko Consulting is that the more you know about yourself and those you work with, the better. The more tools you have at your disposal the better. We don't find it very useful to argue and debate about which assessment is best. Rather, you need to choose the right tool for the right objective. You can...

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How do you measure a leader's Capacity?

You've been with us for a while and so far you've gotten to learn about Driving Forces, Behaviors, Emotional Intelligence and Competencies. Next, we will be introducing you to Acumen.

Imagine two cars driving down the highway. They are both going 75 miles per hour, but one is a 1962 VW Beetle and the other is a 2019 Porsche 911. Now imagine sitting inside each of those two cars and what it would feel like. I'm not really into cars, but I know that going that fast in a car from the...

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How good are you at Understanding Others?

Did you know that Understanding Others is a competency that you can develop? We define the Understanding Others competency as, "Understanding the uniqueness and contributions of others." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Understanding Others?

With practice, you can grow and develop this skill just like other "hard skills" you might be good at like cooking, public speaking, employee coaching, or playing golf.

How do I grow as a leader: Understanding Others?

Those with a...

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How good are you at Time and Priority Management?

Did you know that Time and Priority Management is a competency that you can develop? We define the Time and Priority Management competency as, "Prioritizing and completing tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Time and Priority Management?

With practice, you can grow and develop this skill just like other "hard skills" you might be good at like cooking, public speaking, employee coaching, or playing golf.

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How good are you at Teamwork?

Did you know that Teamwork is a competency that you can develop? We define the Teamwork competency as, "Cooperating with others to meet objectives." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Teamwork?

With practice, you can grow and develop this skill just like other "hard skills" you might be good at like cooking, public speaking, employee coaching, or playing golf.

How do I grow as a leader: Teamwork?

Those with a highly developed skill of Teamwork exhibit the following:

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How good are you at Self Starting?

Did you know that Self Starting is a competency that you can develop? We define the Self Starting competency as, "Demonstrating initiative and willingness to begin working." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Self Starting?

With practice, you can grow and develop this skill just like other "hard skills" you might be good at like cooking, public speaking, employee coaching, or playing golf.

How do I grow as a leader: Self Starting?

Those with a highly developed...

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How good are you at Resiliency?

Did you know that Resiliency is a competency that you can develop? We define the Resiliency competency as, "Quickly recovering from adversity." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Resiliency?

With practice, you can grow and develop this skill just like other "hard skills" you might be good at like cooking, public speaking, employee coaching, or playing golf.

How do I grow as a leader: Resiliency?

Those with a highly developed skill of Resiliency exhibit the following:...

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How good are you at Project Management?

Did you know that Project Management is a competency that you can develop? We define the Project Management competency as, "Identifying and overseeing all resources, tasks, systems and people to obtain results." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Project Management?

With practice, you can grow and develop this skill just like other "hard skills" you might be good at like cooking, public speaking, employee coaching, or playing golf.

How do I grow as a leader: Project...

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