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Coaching Employees Who Aren’t Team Players: A 4-Step Process

Coaching Employees Who Aren’t Team Players: A 4-Step Process

All leaders and managers will likely have direct reports who aren’t being team players. Not only is this a common team dynamic and performance problem, but it also can create greater damage than you might think. 

Employees who aren’t being team players serve as...

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The Underused Onboarding Strategy for Turning New Hires Into Raving Fans of Your Organization

The Underused Onboarding Strategy for Turning New Hires Into Raving Fans of Your Organization

When new hires join your organization, consciously or not, they are asking themselves, “Did I make the good decision?”

A great (and underused) way to convince them that they made a great decision is to make talent development a key component of a strategic, structured...

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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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