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05Jun2017

NOW Is The Time… for Strategic Planning

For many organizations on a Summer or Fall fiscal financial schedule, NOW is the time to think about your budgets and plans for next year.

Strategic planning might sound intimidating, yet the process is critical to business success. In fact, it’s quite fulfilling, fun and exciting. It increases morale and teamwork, too.

Strategic planning is a step-by-step process to set priorities, focus organizational energy, allocate resources, strengthen operations, and ensure that team members and…

  • 5 Jun, 2017
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23Apr2017

Be The Mentor You Wish You Had

It was an honor to be one of 45 mentors at American City Business Journals national Mentoring Monday last week for The Phoenix Business Journal.

What made the day special is that at the exact same morning across the country in nearly 50 different cities, thousands of women were being “speed mentored” at the same time by the likes of business women as myself. It’s an incredible day and it reminded me…

  • 23 Apr, 2017
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27Mar2017

C’mon Get Happy

Happiness increases our productivity by 12% at work. If you are a boss, manager, leader or owner, the more flexibility you can give your workers, the more productive they will be. If you aren’t the boss, then click on the link “How To Be Happier At Work, According To Scientific Studies” and see what you can do to impact your own happiness. Speak up, share ideas and ask for what you…

  • 27 Mar, 2017
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13Mar2017

Five Languages of Appreciation

It’s often said that we judge ourselves based on our intentions, but we judge others based on their actions and impact.

If this is the case, then others aren’t judging us based on our intentions, but instead on our impact.

As a Culture Coach and consultant, I see the struggle between intention and impact every day. It is especially prevalent in how we show our value and appreciation for…

  • 13 Mar, 2017
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18Feb2017

Email- Is It Worth The Price?

If there is one invention that has dramatically changed our lives for the better and the worse, it’s technology. Specifically email.

Many of us are getting to the age where we can remember actually picking up a land line, walking down the hall, driving in our car, sending a Fedx, hiring a courier, using a fax machine or even getting on a plane to do important business.

Email has allowed us to increase…

  • 18 Feb, 2017
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30Jan2017

Every Generation Rebels Against The One Before

Whether it’s clothing, hair, music or language, each generation rebels against the one before. Then the hair changes and the clothes get more professional, but their values stay with them forever.

Never before in history have five generations been in the workplace together. Each generation is diverse and different in how they see the world and how they approach their work… not to mention how they communicate.

Is your organization ready to integrate…

  • 30 Jan, 2017
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06Dec2016

The Best Present Is Being Present

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This time of year can feel overwhelming with all the activities and lists of things to do, buy, mail, make and see. But notice, it’s still early December. You can decide right now how your month is going to play out.

One way to make this season more special, is to be more present. Being present is the best gift we can give. Being present will make us feel less…

  • 6 Dec, 2016
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02Nov2016

What Celebrating Halloween Means For Morale

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If your office celebrated Halloween with costumes, contests, playful activities and food… Congratulations! This is a sign of a fun, healthy and progressive corporate culture. If your team or office didn’t do anything, then it could be a sign that your organization suffers from low morale.

Traditions are important in companies just as they are in families. And, nothing is more important than the annual traditions that workplaces establish to celebrate the…

  • 2 Nov, 2016
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16Oct2016

Trust and Teamwork

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Did you know that the strength of an entire organization’s culture is only as strong as its individual teams? An employee’s experience working for a company is either great – or not so great – based on the team to which they belong.

Most leaders and managers say that teamwork is important, but we rarely see organizations actually invest the time, discipline and activities it takes to build strong teamwork.

Strong teamwork is built…

  • 16 Oct, 2016
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25Sep2016

Are You Happy?

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We are happy here at The Culture Coaches. Happy that the kids are back in school. Happy to send our kids to school for the first time. (okay, happy and sad) Happy that we are in the “ber” months versus August, July, June or May. Even though it’s still warm outside, Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s are just around the corner. We are happy for our families and our health. Happy for our…

  • 25 Sep, 2016
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