Tag: retention

I Didn’t Get Promoted!

Didn’t get that promotion? Perhaps another coworker earned it. Maybe there were budget cuts. Possibly you’ve tried for the same promotion several times. Are you starting to take your lack of being promoted personally? You should! Find out why promotions

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Leaders Don’t Acknowledge Employees

No recognition at work! When was the last time you received recognition at work? If it wasn’t recently, you’re not alone! 40% of employees report receiving recognition only a FEW TIMES PER YEAR OR LESS! Yet, when managers offer recognition

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Walking a Fine Line

You’re walking a fine line! Oftentimes when I deliver a workshop or training and I’m asked a question, I find myself thinking, “It’s a fine line.” I don’t mean it’s a fine line in how I’m going to answer the

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Married to a Working Mom

21-year wedding anniversary! During this time Matt has endured a lot being married to me!! As I was thinking about our anniversary, it reminded me of when I forced Matt to join me on video for our 15-year anniversary to

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The Erosion of Social Skills

We all talk about how Gen Z is ill-prepared to enter the workforce – they’ve had few in-person opportunities to observe norms and determine what is appropriate or effective within their organization. But the truth is that EVERYONE’S social skills

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Frustrated with Your Team?

Frustrated with your team? Every leader will experience frustration with one or more of their team members at some point in time. It’s typically a result of not meeting your expectations – could be a deadline, communication, process, or really

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Stop Asking These Questions

Stop asking these questions! I had a manager who probably received the Manager 101 Handbook back in the 80’s. He knew he needed to ask questions, but he completely missed the mark! Want to avoid his mistake? Listen into the

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Listen Up to Get Ahead

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sounding Arrogant

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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Your Open Door Policy Isn’t Enough

You know it the moment you see it. In fact, you even feel it! What do you call it? The It-Factor or the X-Factor? In the corporate world, it’s called Executive Presence. Executive Presence isn’t needed only for those interested in

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Backward Progress for Women @ Work

I have so many thoughts, feelings, questions right now, I’m going to share them with you. But really, I want to hear from you. I want to know what your thoughts, questions, and responses are to what I’m about to

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Why Executive Presence is Vital for Everyone

You know it the moment you see it. In fact, you even feel it! What do you call it? The It-Factor or the X-Factor? In the corporate world, it’s called Executive Presence. Executive Presence isn’t needed only for those interested in

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