Exercise: Enhance Communication on Your Team

Know what your communication preferences are. Request this quick Assessment to increase your self-awareness and learn about your peers and colleagues’ communication preferences. PLAN A LEARNING EVENT (1 hour): Organize a Lunch & Learn. Invite your team/colleagues to complete the assessment prior to the Lunch & Learn. Ask them to write down their dominant style on a note card of corresponding color to their style (blue, red, yellow, green). Also ask them to bring their scores to the session. Foster

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Our CEO’s Top 10 Books of 2017

To a certain extent, young children emulate and imitate their parents. -Angela Duckworth, “Grit” The picture above is of my dad (the founder of Learn iT!) and I in the summer of 1983. I developed my love of sports, movies, and reading from trying to be just like my dad. I have always been someone who likes to read. At the beginning of 2017, I set a personal goal to read 50 nonfiction books. I was off to a solid

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Technology is Great but We Need to Communicate and Collaborate Better with Other Humans

We work with all sorts of technology everyday and when used correctly, it helps us get our work done efficiently and accurately. It seems companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are relentlessly launching new products and tools for improved collaboration, data analysis and problem-solving but technology does not address the fact that we work in companies and on teams with many other people. The challenge then, is that most of our day we’re working with other colleagues. Trying our best

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Managing Millennials

managing millennials

There is a fundamental disconnect between managers and millennials that leads to organizational tension, less than full engagement on the part of millennials, and misdirected effort and energy by managers. Perceptions many managers have of the millennial workforce need to be expanded to include an understanding of the behaviors behind their perceived orientations before we can reduce tension and build trust on teams. People’s behaviors are driven by their beliefs, values and expectations. Leaders who understand the values behind the

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Simple steps to opening the door for inner peace.

5 agreements

The 5 Agreements, From Don Miguel Ruiz Don Miguel Ruiz, the youngest of 13 children born into a humble family in rural Mexico, grew up learning about the traditions and wisdom of the Toltec culture from his parents. But instead of becoming a traditional practitioner, he went to medical school and practiced neurosurgery with his brothers, until, he has said, he “realized that what needed to be healed was not only the physical brain, but the human mind as well.” A

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