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What Should Human Resources Expect from the New President?

February 1, 2017

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Welcome to the new age of President Donald Trump! After a tumultuous campaign that elicited the strongest reactions on both sides of any time that I can remember, Donald Trump became the 45th President on January 20, 2017. “Now what?”, we wonder.

Evaluating Assessment Policies and Practices

January 25, 2017

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Unfortunately, the status quo for grading and assessment practices is faulty, outdated, and ineffective. Current practices have unwittingly hindered student progress and motivation (O’Connor, 2007).

Leading for Team Engagement

January 19, 2017

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When leaders move their focus from the needs of the many, and of the organization, for the need of one, it creates an environment of entitlement. Ultimately, misalignment's occur when leaders do not lead in the best interest of the organization.

Are You Engaged at Work? Are Your Employees Engaged at Work?

January 10, 2017

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Studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between employee engagement and employee performance; whereby, making it a key factor in organizational success. However, according to Gallup’s latest polls on engagement, although 30 percent of the nearly 100 million people who hold full-time jobs in America are engaged and inspired at work, approximately 20 percent of employees are actively disengaged. In the middle are 50 percent of employees who are not engaged; they are at work, but not inspired.

Know What's Better than a Punch in the Face?

December 28, 2016

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When I recall how I learned about conflict, I remember certain experiences growing up. I go back to elementary school where a group of boys were teasing, probably even bullying, a good friend of mine. I shot across the class and punched one of them in the face. Entering middle school, I found myself in a new and hostile environment; I was the new kid, and I would be tested. I was suspended four times that year, three times for fighting and once for skipping class to avoid a fight.

The MBTI Changed Joanna's Workday, How Can it Change Yours?

December 19, 2016

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The MBTI is used by 89% of Fortune 100 companies to maximize individual and team effectiveness from entry to executive levels. Watch and see how Joanna uses it in her everyday life to help her communicate better and build more productive relationships.

3 Ways MBTI Can Change Your Work Day

December 14, 2016

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While learning about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a coworker and I had a conversation regarding our work interactions.This conversation presented such a surprising ‘ah ha’ moment for me. Prior to learning about the differences in our preferences, I had no idea the impact my type preference was having on my coworker given her type preference. Regularly, her feelings were being hurt by the way I interacted with her.

Evaluating Teamwork in the K-12 Classroom

December 8, 2016

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Cooperative learning is an essential component of the classroom environment. From an early age, students need opportunities to communicate, problem-solve, collaborate ideas, and learn to work together to implement them. As professionals working in the K-12 schools, we recognize this is not something that changes as we age.

 

10 Team Building Activities That Won’t Make You Scream

November 29, 2016

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We have all been in this scenario: it is the first few weeks of a new job, and you don’t know anyone, including your hiring manager. This is an uncomfortable time for any new employee, for some of us it might even be considered painful.

5 Elements That Will Make Your Team More Effective and Successful

November 16, 2016

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Whether the organization is private or public, for profit or non-profit, teams are a vital element to the organization’s success.  Given this, the very important question then, is what makes an effective and successful team?