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Change Overload and Joy change leadership Aug 04, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

Multiple simultaneous changes is business-as-usual for most companies. It’s often necessary for companies to make several changes at the same time in response to a risk or opportunity. So how do you manage all of this?

Practical & Tactical

If you are...

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The Joy of Change Decisions Jul 28, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

We see Decision-making and Change implementation as partners. This thought was sparked because…

  • When Ed came to my conferences about Change, he heard a lot of Change experts talk about the unfortunate position of implementing bad decisions
  • When I went to...
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Recognizing and Reinforcing Change Progress Jul 25, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

When you're leading your team to change you may wonder: How do I recognize and reinforce the progress people are making toward the change I have in mind?

Meaningful recognition demonstrates that you understand and respect the unique capabilities and...

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Team Engagement team engagement Jul 23, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

Engagement is a big word. Employee Engagement is an often discussed goal. Engaged employees are the ones who will stay with the organization. They are the ones who will do the difficult tasks and solve the difficult problems. But is this really true? Perhaps we need to...

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The Crisis of Emotional Capital joy at work team engagement May 22, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

The last couple of years forced two global experiments, one in remote education and the other in remote work. Much of these two experiments are about human interaction. They explore what it means to communicate, to lead, to teach. The final and full understanding of...

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Is It Safe to Participate? change leadership Apr 24, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

The amount of each team member’s participation is a meaningful predictor of the success or failure of the team and the company culture. Participation means being part of the team, not just showing up. The same root word for “part” (as in being part of)...

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The Joy of Managing Up effective communication joy at work trust Apr 10, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

For good reason, managing up gets a bad rap. When the concept was first introduced to me it was in the context of working for a difficult boss. Later it became a recommended strategy for getting promoted or keeping senior management happy. Applied in these...

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What's a Trust Fall? joy at work trust virtual teams Apr 03, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

What's a Trust Fall? Or rather, what’s the point of it? The trust fall is an exercise meant to increase confidence between people: “I can rely on you for my safety and success when I’m at risk personally. And you can rely on me in the same...

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Do You Need a Coach or a Mentor? leadership Mar 25, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

The words coach and mentor are often used interchangeably making distinctions between them murky.  This is unfortunate because the value of each can be tremendous for a person’s career, but where and how that value shows up can be significantly...

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Competency Fallacy management Mar 11, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

In corporations around the globe, managers are engaging in a process to develop their associates. At least they are trying to do it. These well-meaning attempts typically include some sort of a model of competencies. The manager is supposed to “ground” an...

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How to Trust Your Team More (in 5 days) joy at work leadership Feb 20, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

Imagine if you trusted everyone you work with to do everything you need them to do, in the way you need them to do it. Imagine how liberating that would be. Imagine what you could accomplish, what your team could accomplish. It’s all about Trust.

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Joy at Work Monday Message: Joining Forces joy at work leadership Feb 07, 2022

Even in the worst situations you can spread joy by joining forces with others to shift the energy and atmosphere at work. And, what’s great about doing this with others is it can lift your spirits too!

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