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How to create empathetic teams

A study by Businessolver concluded that one out of three people would switch jobs for a more empathetic company. 40% would work longer hours for a more empathetic employer and a whopping 60% would even take a pay cut to be in a workplace wi greater empathy!

 

Employees value...

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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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How to receive clarity from your boss

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by an impossible workload of urgent tasks, you might feel like it’s time to find a new job! Or it could just be that you need greater clarity to identify where you really need to focus your efforts. 

 

When you’re unclear about your role...

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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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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...

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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...

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How good are you at Negotiation?

Did you know that Negotiation is a competency that you can develop? We define the Negotiation competency as, "Listening to many points of view and facilitating agreements between two or more parties." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Negotiation?

With practice, you can grow and...

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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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Are you a socially regulated leader?

Social Regulation is your ability to influence the emotional clarity of others. You do this through a proficiency in managing relationships and building networks. There are numerous and varied abilities involved in building a network of good relationships. Leaders with high social regulation can...

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Are you a socially aware leader?

Social Awareness is the ability to understand the emotions of other people and how your words and actions affect them. Another name for this is empathy. When you are with another person, how well are you able to notice, understand and empathize with what they are feeling?

Everyone is in their...

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What about DISC?

We've just reviewed all 12 Driving Forces and now have a much better understanding of why your team members do the things they do, as well as your own leadership style! But what about DISC? Most people think that at Kutsko Consulting, we specialize in DISC, which we do, but there is more to...

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How often should I be meeting with my team?

We hear it over and over again, team meetings can be the worst! On the one hand, they can be a huge time suck and a major drain on creativity and productivity. On the other hand, without them, the members of our team often feel like they are falling out of the loop and overall connectivity...

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