by Jody Bruner
Like most of you practicing self-isolation and social distancing, I’m getting lonely and stressed out. I miss seeing my family and friends and getting out to yoga classes. Most of the media is alarming, and it looks like self-isolation, or cocooning, is the new normal for a while. Read more →
by Brittany Moor
In a Building Your Own Brand workshop I recently facilitated, a participant told me she wanted to apply for a new role in her organization. She is currently an administrator and now wants to move into project management or marketing. She applied for roles outside her department before and was unsuccessful. Read more →
by Brittany Moor
I was recently talking to a new client about writing skills training for their team. Her organization had run similar training before, and she told me “it could have included more detail.” So of course, I asked her to tell me more! She said she was looking for a more targeted approach this time. So, I asked again: “Tell me more. What does a targeted approach look like to you?” Read more →
by Brittany Moor
Dear fellow millennials: are you ready to lead? Read more →
by Leigh Geraghty
Most of us understand the benefits of branding our business-it helps build recognition, credibility, customer loyalty and a competitive edge. But what about branding yourself? What is personal branding, and why is it an increasingly important area of employee development?
Personal branding is how you define and portray yourself as a person and a business professional. Your brand expresses your interests, talents, personality, and expertise. It portrays the person you are and the person you want others to see. You want to make sure that you are using a custom SEO for your brand to hone in on the target customers that you ideally need for your business, for example, if your brand was of luxury items like furniture, then you would look into seo for luxury brands and how it can help you. Read more →
by Rachel Eidan
Are your team’s email practices inconsistent, causing confusion and miscommunication? This is an issue we hear about often from our clients. Although we teach teams to write effective emails, improve etiquette, and communicate strategically, some groups still need help with fundamental conventions. If this sounds like your team, try creating your own company email protocol. Here’s a quick how-to: Read more →
Jody Bruner from Wavelength and David Donaldson from TidalShift, experts in project management, team up to discuss one of our most asked about topics: communicating to non-technical people.
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by Alan De Back
The end of the calendar year is when many organizations start their performance review process. Both employees and managers often find the process confusing, frustrating, and demotivating. Whether employees are writing their self-review or managers are writing their supervisory reviews, many struggle with what to write and how to write it. If they’re not careful, managers can lose the opportunity to not only improve their team members’ performance but also improve their relationships and communication channels.
Here are three tips to help you in the performance review process:
Always provide specific examples.
Simply writing “I am a great employee” or “Tom did a great job” is not enough. You need to give specific examples Read more →