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Providing Strategic Early Feedback During Onboarding Couldn’t Make More Business Sense

Providing Strategic Early Feedback During Onboarding Couldn’t Make More Business Sense

Just 21 percent of employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work, according to a Gallup survey...

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How Leaders Can Evaluate Their Nonverbal Communication

How Leaders Can Evaluate Their Nonverbal Communication

American poet William Carlos Williams once stated, “It’s not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages.”

There in also lies a secret of effective leadership and management.

Much of the manner in which you communicate—to your reports, peers...

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A Strategic Approach for HR Pros and Leaders to Avoid Becoming Irrelevant

A Strategic Approach for HR Pros and Leaders to Avoid Becoming Irrelevant

The worst thing you can do, as a leader, manager or HR professional, is to allow yourself to become irrelevant—especially to the people you are responsible for developing.

To remain relevant, you need to stay current with the latest assessment and development trends and tools, and to...

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Why Performing a Company Culture Audit Is More Important Than Ever

Why Performing a Company Culture Audit Is More Important Than Ever

A strong company culture has always been important for sustained organizational success—with benefits including a clear company identity, improved talent attraction and retention, and a better brand and employment image.

New developments, however, make a strong culture a near necessity....

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Client in Actions

CTD's Managing Director, Brenda Hampel and Director of Client Services, Jennifer Johnson, recently completed a team development working session for an IT services group within a large academic medical center.

Shortly after the training, we received the following from the client: "Hi Brenda and Jennifer, I wanted to share some informal feedback about the training.  As I was leaving the office today I saw 3-4 of these from the training yesterday printed out and hanging in the cubicles...

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Free Live Webinar June 19 - 5 Common & Costly Mistakes of Teams

Happening: Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 2:00pm EST
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Here We Grow Again

Connect the Dots is excited to announce the addition of Jennifer Gardner and Jennifer Johnson to our growing business. These two professionals bring extensive knowledge and experience to CTD and each will play an important role in our continued growth...

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Combine Individualized Coaching with Team Focus to Transform Business Performance

Team Coaching

Combine Individualized Coaching with Team Focus to Transform Business Performance

We’ve been writing lately on the tremendous business value of having highly effective work teams, and the necessity of...

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The Overlooked and Neglected Driver of Team Performance

Team Performance

The Overlooked and Neglected Driver of Team Performance

Among the primary factors driving team performance are talent, employee engagement, strategy, and team dynamics.

Of the four, team dynamics is the one that organizations seem to most often...

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How to Strengthen the Culture in Your Organization

Company Culture

How to Strengthen the Culture in Your Organization

Having a strong culture is one of the best assets an organization can have. As business consultant Larry Alton has noted, the benefits include:

  • A strong...

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