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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17
Jan
How do you build a great team?
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We spend a lot of time thinking about great teams: what makes them tick? What separates a good team from a great team? Why are some teams more trusting than others? We teach team-building with our students. There are always team projects in college, yet we as professors don’t always teach them how to BE […]

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3
Jan
Start your new year with your Strengths
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Gallup research shows that encouraging your team to use their strengths results in many positive outcomes.  They found that organizations who focus on strengths get better in these ways: 10% to 19% increase in sales 14% to 29% increase in profit 3% to 7% higher customer engagement 6% to 16% lower turnover (in low-turnover organizations) […]

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15
Dec
How do you know you can trust a leader? The ROCC of Trust.
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We have spent over 20 years studying how leaders and organizations build trust with their stakeholders. We have surveyed employees about what they think trust is and we have interviewed many leaders about how they are intentional about building a culture of trust in their organizations. Our research shows that there are four ways a […]

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5
Dec
You can’t give or receive honest feedback without a culture of trust
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Many organizations and leaders try to give feedback to employees and want it in return. The truth is that much feedback is not honest because there is no culture of trust.  Think of giving feedback as a way to coach and develop your employees. To start, the leader must ask for feedback in an open […]

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1
Nov
Using your Strengths to build Trust
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If you have not filled out a StrengthsFinder 2.0 survey yet, you need to do it. Knowing your strengths allows you to build better and more trusting relationships with others. When you know your own strengths, you can appreciate someone else’s strengths. When you focus on what each other does well (rather than what you […]

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12
Oct
Leaders enlarge their purpose by leaving a culture of trust…
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We had the opportunity to speak to grad students at Rutgers yesterday. They wanted to know about our research, how we came to focus on trust, and about Bob Lintz. As we talked about Bob, we realized that even though he is retired, his impact endures. He worked hard to build a culture of trust […]

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