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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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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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How to Use Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

There are always personal differences in leadership style, but leadership, in general, has irrevocably evolved from its strict and detached past. It’s not just proficiency in your field that qualifies you to be a leader. That might have been the case at one time, but all...

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How to ask for help at work

Central to highly functioning teams is team members and leaders who make themselves available to help others. A culture of giving is an important one to generate for staff to thrive. As a team leader, you need to develop your capabilities to mentor, coach and nurture your staff, giving them the...

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Workshop activities for building stronger teams

Here we have workshop activities for you that help you build stronger teams. Studies have shown that psychological safety is the most important factor in building effective teams.

What is psychological safety?

Psychological safety is the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for...

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Lessons from Google on how to run a successful team

Collaborative activity has increased significantly in the past two decades. Teams are an essential unit within an organization as well as how we function socially. 

 

Given the proliferation of teamwork, in 2012 Google took on the task of researching how to optimize...

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How to deploy and manage empathetic teams remotely

Whether you want to go remote or not, it’s becoming increasingly likely that someday you will. What might have been a temporary, ad hoc situation may become more permanent. If you’re not used to managing a remote team, you might worry-

  • How do I keep up morale and productivity?
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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...

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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...

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Mission-Driven Non Profits and Their Challenge with Artificial Harmony

In one of his best books called, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, Patrick Lencioni says,

“Nowhere does the tendency toward artificial harmony show itself more than in mission-driven non-profit organizations. People in those organizations tend to...

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Healthy teams enjoy WINNING together

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who shared this story about leading a healthy team, but not the kind of team we typically think of, or who hires Kutsko Consulting. His team is his son's little league team. Check it out:

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My son is playing in an 'instructional' little...

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