Collaboration is Key

The key is to collaborate. This is what we heard yesterday from Kelly Paine, Costco Manager, Organizational Change Management, at our Fierce session at 2014 Training Magazine Conference and Expo in San Diego. In the session, Kelly Paine shared how Costco set the expectations for implementing company-wide communication training programs. Specifically, Kelly shared… Read the full article →

Two Perspectives: Tips for Adding a New Team Member

Adding new members to a team is full of emotion and opportunity. Here, we explore two perspectives on the topic: the leader’s and the team member’s. As a leader, adding a new team member is an exciting and important time. It is an opportunity to revisit goals and achievements… Read the full article →

Learning through Conversations

Savvy businesses have learned that in order to keep their employees engaged, they need to provide continual learning opportunities. These same savvy companies usually provide continued academic learning options, seminars, workshops, and training to develop their talent and keep a competitive edge. However, they might just be missing another learning… Read the full article →

The Key to Collaboration? Encourage Questions

Collaboration is a major buzz word. It’s quite common to hear that having multiple minds around an idea is better than only one. So how do you, as a leader, encourage your team to collaborate and innovate with each other? Encourage questions. Are all questions equal? No. The questions… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Be the Model

Too often we sit back and put others in charge of our emotions and abilities. Doing this produces a mentality where you can think – “I’d like to have more authentic conversations but I can’t, because my boss doesn’t know how to.” This way of thinking can quickly lead to… Read the full article →

Susan Scott Contributes to the Conversation at TEDxOverlake

If you’re not familiar with TED or TEDx talks, dive in. A non-profit organization “devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading”,  brings together thought leaders from Technology, Education, Design and beyond. This past Saturday, our founder Susan Scott contributed to the conversation by speaking at the TEDxOverlake event, which was centered… Read the full article →