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How to Boost Mission Awareness

Posted by sybil | On: Jan 24 2017 | Comments (0)
[Note: This guest post was written by Kim Plyler, a communications professional and media strategist. CEO and founder of SahlComm, Kim works with high level clients in the technology, finance, manufacturing, cyber security, NGOs and nonprofit sectors. Her company's...

3 Strategies to Keep Uncertainty from Killing Your Business

Posted by sybil | On: Jan 19 2016 | Comments (0)
[Note: This special guest post is from business growth expert and coach, Meridith Elliott Powell. Her words are especially timely as we enter a new year filled with uncertainty. For more info about Meridith's work, please see her bio at the end of this post.] On...

Best Lessons from Bad Bosses-Part 2

Posted by sybil | On: Oct 20 2015 | Comments (0)
We all love great bosses and hate the bad ones. The only upside to a bad boss is what we learn from our experience working with that person: primarily what not to do and, occasionally, what to do. Following up my previous post on lessons learned from bad bosses,...

Overcoming Intention Deficit in the Workplace

Posted by sybil | On: Sep 22 2015 | Comments (2)
Move aside attention deficit – not the clinical kind but the one found in the workplace where people are overwhelmed and/or distracted by constant communication from too many directives, emails, text messages, phone calls, social media, etc. A serious consequence...

The Three Most Important Questions You Need to Ask in Human Resources

Posted by sybil | On: Jun 16 2015 | Comments (0)
In addition to the fine folks who work in Human Resources (HR), or in the absence of an HR function, everyone who is responsible for managing or supervising employees needs to consider three critical questions from the employee’s perspective. Answers to these...

People to People: Favorite Quotes on Collaboration

Posted by sybil | On: Jun 02 2015 | Comments (1)
From important historical figures and contemporary business leaders, here are my favorite quotes on how working together makes a difference. “The value in human interaction is greater collective wisdom as a result of improved communication and collaboration.”...

What Marketing is Missing

Posted by sybil | On: Apr 28 2015 | Comments (0)
Marketing may do a great job of communicating brand value to consumers, yet it doesn’t necessarily do the same for communicating its own value within an organization. Far too often I hear marketing staff commiserate about how they struggle to get respect...

Management Communication Basics: Engaging Employees in Staff Briefings

Posted by sybil | On: Apr 14 2015 | Comments (0)
With company e-mail dominating internal communications, staff meetings are becoming an endangered organizational activity. Yet managers and employees still need to get together to stay informed on what’s happening in the organization and how it impacts their...

Preventing Burnout for Non-Profit Workers

Posted by sybil | On: Mar 31 2015 | Comments (0)
Given the importance of nonprofit engagement, I’m happy to share this post by Andrew Littlefield that appeared on the WeDidIt blog. It is reprinted with permission. Keeping Your Team Fueled: Preventing Burnout for Non-Profit Workers by Andrew Littlefield Non-profit...

Forget the Curve to Better Engage Employees

Posted by sybil | On: Feb 24 2015 | Comments (0)
This post features another excerpt from Ken Blanchard’s classic book, The Heart of a Leader, and is reprinted with permission. Managers who have positive expectations of their employees, as Blanchard advocates, enhance both internal communication and...