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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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Leadership Development in 2022

Business leadership is always changing, but the pandemic is pushing an accelerated transformation. As the pandemic drags on, we won’t really be able to assess the gravity of changes for a few more years, yet it’s pretty clear where we’re going. While leadership development was...

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How to Find Your Next Job
This article is Part 1 of a 2-part series on searching for a job. You can find the other article here: How to Decide What Job You Want Next
 
Looking for your next gig or getting ready to search for your next job can be one of the scariest and most exciting times in your life. Any more,...
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Why Small Talk Matters

The pandemic has changed the way we work, perhaps forever. Only in the next 5 to 10 years will we be able to fully map how and to what effect the workplace landscape has changed. While staff have scrambled to set up home offices and adapt to zoom meetings and other virtual parameters,...

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