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April 21, 2019

6 Steps to Create a Culture of Health

An organization is only as strong as its people, so in order to operate at its best, employees need to be at their best. From a numbers perspective, the cost of health care to both employers and employees is on the rise, while at the same time we are seeing a decline in overall health with specific rises in obesity,…
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April 21, 2019

5 Ways to Communicate to Non-Desk Employees

Do you sometimes feel like you are communicating and no one’s listening, or you’re not able to get your messages all the way down the organization? Many organizations feel the same way and the hardest group to reach is the non-desk employee, so we thought we’d help by providing 5 low-cost ways to reach them. Some aren’t so glamorous, but…
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April 4, 2019

Get Up, Trinity – Getting Unstuck

We all get stuck... and for someone who is a fan of progress, it’s really frustrating. I usually get stuck when I don’t know where to start with a project or when tackling a problem, when it’s not clear what good looks like, and the one we can all relate to… when the amount of work you have to do…
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March 6, 2019

What Does Whitney Houston Have to Do with Change Management?

Managing change isn't easy, but discovering the conditions needed to make your change possible isn't hard.  You just have to 'Ask Good Questions.'  Two questions inspired by Whitney Houston (this is around the 7:30 mark). Cardigan Managing Director, Harold Hardaway, shares his thoughts on the role of communication in the change management process on the latest ChangeNerd webcast with Brian…
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February 20, 2019

4 Ways to Make Your Company Culture Shine Online

More than a paycheck or job title, job seekers are looking for organizations with values that match their own. When people come to work, they want to be appreciated and challenged — and they want to do what they do best every day. Anyone who has worked for more than one organization knows how company culture can significantly impact all these factors…
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Fulfilling Your Personal Brand Promise
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January 9, 2019

Fulfilling Your Personal Brand Promise

In my last post, I talked about the qualities that make up your professional presence. I mentioned that it’s not one of those innate qualities we are all born with, but rather something that is worked on, constantly improving and evolving. As a refresher, professional presence is your personal, professional value proposition. Your very own brand promise, if you will.…
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Professional Presence is More Than You Think
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December 9, 2018

Professional Presence is More Than You Think

A fellow “gymnastics mom” and I were talking the other day while our girls were at practice. She had hired a recent college graduate for a sales position; bright, eager, and hardworking… There was only one thing she noticed since hiring them. While they were incredibly professional, and had presence and personality - they needed to work on their professional…
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You Better Recognize
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October 9, 2018

You Better Recognize!

In today’s environment of constant organizational change and increased competition for talent, it’s imperative that Operations and HR leaders focus on efforts to inspire and engage their employee population and counterbalance the stress of everyday organizational life. One tried and true way to accomplish this is through employee recognition. Even if your organization doesn’t have a formal recognition program, the…
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