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Jesse Jacoby

Connecting with coworkers, clients and customers has never been easier. Gone are the days when we had to drive across town to chat with someone in a different office. When we run into a challenge or have a question regarding our work, we have a plethora of communication tools at our fingertips: email, text, instant messaging, and the list goes on.
Yet, how many times have you received an email response or stared at a text …

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Assume Positive Intent

Jesse Jacoby

Connecting with coworkers, clients and customers has never been easier. Gone are the days when we had to drive across town to chat with someone in a different office. When we run into a challenge or have a question regarding our work, we have a plethora of communication tools at …

What Does Employee Engagement Look Like?

Jesse Jacoby

In his book, Seeing What Others Don’t, Gary Klein retells the story of a seminar attendee. It illustrates perfectly the contrast between what managers should and should not do if they want to be fully engaged with their employees.
The person in question said that when she went into her boss’ …

Course Corrections: An Alternative to Organizational Reinvention

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Many believe that organizations have to continually reinvent themselves in order to keep up with all that is changing around them. They point to the fact that those who cling to the status quo eventually die or are acquired by those who don’t, and they often – quite proudly – …

Organizational Transformation: Change the Music to Change the Dance

Erika Jacobi

Deep organizational transformation is a combination of changed processes, procedures and behavior. While changing procedures may be relatively easy, transformation processes often stall a missing consequential behavioral change.
A different dance
“If you want a different dance, change the music.” This African proverb reminds us: If you want to stimulate different actions, …

Bridging The Management Gap

Jeff Shuck

Traditionally, we view promotions as a linear progression through a company–starting in the mail room, for instance, and working your way up to an office corner. However, a recent study by Gallup has shown that only one in ten workers have the necessary skills to manage others, and a mere …

Getting Past Re-Engagement

Jesse Jacoby
Employee RE-Engagement

Nearly three out of four Americans say that they’re bored at work.*  They feel that their knowledge, skills and abilities aren’t being used, and that their companies don’t care.
To give you an idea of the size of the problem, imagine that instead of boredom, they were all too sick to even …

Fear of Decision-Making (a Rabbit in the Headlights)

Jesse Jacoby
Fear of Decision-Making (a Rabbit in the Headlights)

In corporate circles, there’s a phenomenon known as the last mile.
This problem was initially identified in the telecommunications industry, and it was this: How can you get a signal to the end of the line that’s as strong as it is at the beginning.
This is especially true today with internet …

Building a High-Performing Team Means Growing as a Leader

Sean Coyle

Conscientious leaders know that using team building strategy can be a powerful way to enhance team performance. Team building promotes trust, loyalty, and growth — when combined these elements create an environment where employees feel they are being challenged to perform to the very best of their abilities as individuals and collectively …

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