12
Oct
Use your strengths to find a new career path
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We encourage our students and coaching clients to use the Gallup StrengthsFinder to learn about their strengths.  This is very empowering for several reasons:   It helps you discover the top five ways that you naturally operate It helps you discover where you need to partner with people of other strengths in order round out […]

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27
Sep
Listening deeply builds trust
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We both have been teaching listening skills to our students this week.  When I asked for a show of hands of who had been taught listening skills before, in my college class of 40, no hands went up.  If we spend more of our adult life listening and talking (vs. reading and writing as we […]

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20
Aug
Where does engagement come from?
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Leaders talk of engagement as if it is something that employees are supposed to do and be. I’ve heard leaders talk about how disappointed they are that their employees are not engaged, as if the employees are responsible for their own lack of engagement. In my dissertation, I examined the role of internal communication and […]

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11
Jul
What is the most important part of trust?
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We hear people talk all the time about what is really important about trust. Someone recently commented that being reliable is not very important. In other words, if you don’t do what you say you will do, or you are not someone that can be counted on, that this should not impact the perception others […]

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2
Jun
Are you creating a Culture of Trust?
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Many companies promote people after they show quick results. However, those quick results are not always lasting results.  If you want to leave a legacy of your good work, find ways to help your organization succeed for the long haul–so that when you retire, your organization is better than it was before. Bob Lintz did […]

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19
May
Trust is a Two-Way Street
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So often, we only consider whether someone else is acting in a trustworthy manner to us, and fail to consider if we are acting trustworthy ourselves.  We encourage leaders to trust themselves first, which will then allow them to know how (and if) to trust others. Use the ROCC of Trust to help you learn […]

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19
Apr
Internships, Jobs, and the Future
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It is that time of year when college students look for internships and jobs to launch their careers. We have worked with our students for over 20 years, helping them understand and apply their strengths to land that great job and achieve their goals. If you are looking for a new job (or internship), here […]

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11
Apr
United Needs to work to Restore Trust
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Why United Airlines will have difficulty rebuilding trust with its customers, from our book, Becoming a Trustworthy Leader: Trust repair involves both parties “as they attempt to resolve discrepancies in their beliefs.” If both parties are not willing to repair the broken trust, then it simply will not happen. If both parties are willing to […]

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29
Mar
Use your #Strengths to land that new job
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I have spent the past five years working with MBA students to identify and apply their strengths in their career. Many MBA students plan to continue with their current company, but others attend business school to transform their skill set and find their way to a new career. I was one of those students: I […]

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7
Mar
GamePlan podcast about Aneil’s new book on Higher Ed
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Thanks to Vin McCaffrey, Founder of GamePlan, for interviewing Aneil about his new book on Higher Ed in a recent podcast. Vin is also a contributor to this new book, one of many sharing a unique perspective on what Higher Ed needs to do to restore trust with students, parents, faculty and staff. Vin’s company […]

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