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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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CHRO Networking Event Summary

On February 22, 2018, Connect the Dots hosted our first regional CHRO Networking event that brought together heads of Human Resources to discuss the topic, “What are your leaders missing?” Because today’s leaders are working in a VUCA world—Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous—they need different skills than in the past and a new success profile has been created.  In the discussion, we shared...

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5 Common and Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting New Teams

5 Common and Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting New Teams

Many articles discuss the cost of a bad hire. The U.S. Department of Labor has put the cost at one-third of the new hire’s salary, while a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) report found that the cost be as high as five times the new hire’s salary.

However, no matter how steep the cost of a bad hire...

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The 6 “Simple” Steps for Quality Talent Selection & Onboarding Programs

The 6 “Simple” Steps for Quality Talent Selection & Onboarding Programs

Leadership author Jim Collins, known for his book “Good to Great,” has said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

In other words, having great people is mandatory for your organization to thrive. That’s why having quality talent selection and...

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