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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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Managing Director Erika Lamont to Speak about Developing a Leadership Brand

CTD Managing Director Erika Lamont has been asked to speak at the Dublin Ohio Chamber meeting. Her topic is "Developing a Powerful, Authentic Leadership Brand."

Get details and information about attending the event here: https://www....

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Brenda Hampel Shares a Coaching Related Article

CTD Managing Director, Brenda Hampel, has been sharing a coaching related article with her clients and associates. The HBR article: Happiness Traps: How We Sabotage Ourselves at Work, has applicability with individuals as well as teams.  Brenda notes, “Leaders can apply the...

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Quiz: Is Your Organization Accommodating Enough to Attract Today’s Talent?

Quiz: Is Your Organization Accommodating Enough to Attract Today’s Talent?

Roy Cohen, formerly the CHRO of TruGreen and now a partner with the consultancy ResultsThroughPeople.com, has astutely observed that the current talent pool “depends on two things: the strength of your brand and the market.”

Clearly today the latter of the...

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CTD's Erika Lamont Shares an Article Related to Coaching

CTD Managing Director Erika Lamont has been sharing the HBR article, To Be a Great Leader, You Must Learn to Delegate Well with many of her coaching clients.  Erika says, “Appropriate delegation is a constant challenge for many leaders, especially...

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The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers

 

 

The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers

According to Gallup’s “The State of the American Manager” report, just 30 percent of employees and 35 percent of managers are engaged at work.

Managers, Gallup finds, account for at least 70 percent of the variance in...

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CTD adds a Director of Business Development

Connect the Dots is very pleased to announce the addition of Erika Bray to our firm as our Director, Business Development.

As Director, Business Development, Erika will focus on continuing our growth by helping us add to our client base. Erika brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to CTD's growth initiatives. CTD Managing Director, Brenda Hampel says. " Erika's professional approach and...

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4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance

 

 4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance

Effective leaders are proactive instead of reactive. Rather than reacting to problems, they proactively promote employee performance and enable their teams to thrive.

As a leader, four critical tools enable you to proactively manage your team’s performance:

  1. Coaching
  2. Delegation
  3. ...

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How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders

How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders

While organizations should give all new employees early feedback about their behaviors and how they’re perceived, it’s IMPERATIVE to do so for new leaders.

Effective onboarding feedback empowers new leaders at your organization to align more quickly around the organization’s culture and expectations .Failing to...

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