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The Importance of Checking In With Your Team

Stephanie Schultz | 3/24/2022
Stephanie Schultz explains the value of regularly checking in with your team. When you're beginning to feel stressed or burnt out, your team likely has similar feelings.

‚ÄčThese are signs to act, check-in, and grow together as a team. How do you connect with your people?
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A Key Leadership Strategy for Today's Economy

Dr. Fred Johnson | 3/22/2022

There have been significant shifts occurring in every business sector throughout the last two years of the pandemic. Labor shortages resulting from The Great Resignation have drastically changed the workplace. 

Dr. Fred explains the key strategy changes that leaders need to consider to grow in today's economy. 

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You Are Enough: How To Actually Inspire Workplace Compassion

Nick Metler | 3/14/2022
Compassion is an exciting term in our modern leadership context. It seems too touchy-feely for the old school of thought, but these times call for radical movements toward people-centered leadership. And while competence is a worthy prerequisite for effective leadership, it shouldn't be the only one. Knowledge isn't quite as necessary as it once was. I'd argue that we've always relied on it a little bit too much.
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How Fear Impacts Leadership

Regina Woods | 3/10/2022
Regina Woods discusses fear's impact on leadership and how great leaders raise their emotional intelligence to improve organizational health.
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Refill Your Well: Finding Rest In Chaos | iOne Think Tank

Romeo Marquez Jr | 3/9/2022
Making time to recharge, rest, and refill your well is incredibly difficult. The treadmill of life feels like it will never end, let alone slow down. If anything, it feels like it’s speeding up.

Finding a holistic work-life balance feels next to impossible. But what if you can find rest that brings energy? What if burnout is actually avoidable?
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Multiple Streams of Joy: How to Rest & Recharge in Times of Chaos

Romeo Marquez Jr and Nick Metler | 3/9/2022

We've recast dysfunction as heroic sacrifice. We've collectively created a narrative around the nature of work that not only justifies such dysfunctional practices, but also regards those who engage in them as selfless heroes, sacrificing sleep, relationships, and even their health in order to help the organization achieve its goals. We brag about how little sleep we're getting, how busy and over-scheduled we are, how poorly we take care of ourselves--all of which plays into and reinforces this narrative of heroic sacrifice.

So what can we do about it?

(Ed BatistaDysfunction Isn't Heroism)

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How to Keep the Trust Accelerators Alive in Your Organization

Dr. Phil Ertl | 3/3/2022
Team success centers around trust and positive accountability. Dr. Phil Ertl offers his expertise in creating high trust teams that lead from a shared sense of purpose.
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3 Simple Ways to Actually Overcome the Weight of Post-Pandemic Anxiety

Nick Metler | 3/2/2022
Sometimes it feels like everyone I know is hitting a wall simultaneously. I am beginning to think we're all hitting walls, trying to burst through them over and over again. Burnout feels insurmountable at times, but simple pivots will radically change your perspective over time. Let's dive into some practical ways to shift our perspective and implement healthy self-care tactics for a better future. 
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Found A Work Life Balance? Focus On Your Latest Warning Signs.

Tracy Johnson | 2/24/2022
Leaders may reach a point where rest and self-care need to take precedent in their lives. It's time to take note of what's going on in your life mentally and physically! Tracy Johnson dives into some warning signs that you can recognize in yourself and your teammates to maximize your leadership! What are your burnout warning signs?
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Curiosity Killed The Cat: It Might Actually Save Your Toxic Workplace

Dr. Paul Metler | 2/21/2022
A few years ago, I wrote down some thoughts about curiosity. I felt it was an excellent time to revisit what I was thinking then and re-evaluate the importance of curiosity because curiosity will play a critical role as we move forward. Now is the time to reset healthy self-confidence after negotiating unprecedented levels of uncertainty. Now is not the time to dampen down our curiosity.
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