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Thinking Outloud

Thoughts on succession, leadership coaching, building synergistic teams and change management systems for family businesses and organizations.

Organizational and Company Culture

Organizational and Company Culture

What is Organizational Culture? It’s how people within an organization actually do their work beyond processes; how they communicate, attitudes, and beliefs. The culture is largely determined by the intentions of leadership and the people they select to be a part of it. Culture is a critical influence on all the other aspects of the company/organization including job satisfaction and engagement. How one fits into their org culture shapes their experience and ultimately their loyalty to the…

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Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce


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With the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age in the next few years, the content, context, and knowledge that is crucial to the success of organizations risk getting lost without a strategic plan to retain valuable organizational information (Bragg, 2011). In her research, Melanie Bragg, PhD., defines knowledge as the “fluid mix of contextual information, value, experience, and rules”, that promote collaborative learning and implementation in…

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How Well is Your Team Working Together? Take our Relevant EQ Team Synergy survey and find out!

How Well is Your Team Working Together? Take our Relevant EQ Team Synergy survey and find out!

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the foundation of social and relational skills. It's the ability to accurately perceive and effectively manage your own emotions, and functionally interact with others' emotions in complicated situations. Relevant EQ is the ability to integrate these behaviors into the work environment. The development of these skills in the workplace begins with building trust on how individuals work together on projects and tasks, and then on a deeper level, how they use empathy…

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Why Organizations Should Aspire for Diversity

Why Organizations Should Aspire for Diversity

The globalization of business is increasing cultural interactions, diverse employment opportunities and social interdependence, making multicultural efforts critical in the eradication of ethnocentrism and in the establishment of an inclusive organization. Attracting a diverse workforce and creating an environment of equal status is a difficult task for any company to tackle, and can become very complex when the diversity is not managed effectively. Ninety percent of leading executives from 68…

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Understanding the Languages of the Tiger and the Swan

Understanding the Languages of the Tiger and the Swan

Many business leaders find themselves asking, "Why can't it be easier? Why is it so hard for us to make decisions together and get some of the simplest things done?"

Whether your company is a professional firm, family-owned business or manufacturer, people with different communication styles can get tied into knots working together. That in turn challenges productivity and everyone's desire for a harmonious environment.

I have discovered metaphors are an easy way to demonstrate why people are…

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Relevant EQ and How it Helps Us Be Fully Present

Relevant EQ and How it Helps Us Be Fully Present

The odds of finding an evening of improvisation at a Buddhist monastery is not very likely. Although they are living in the moment, most of the working world is not capable of being in the moment 24/7. So for us Workaday Joes, it becomes clear that we recognize and choose the moments when working to make ourselves fully present. This is what we call Relevant EQ. What is Relevant EQ and how does this help us be more creative together?

Our workplaces are not always filled with people of our…

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