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Stop Normalizing Overwhelm at Work overwhelm Jan 12, 2022

If people have too much work to do -- then, doing what they love with people they enjoy isn’t enough to retain them, even if you try to pay more money. Eventually they will start looking for something that doesn’t overwhelm. 

Today’s work culture values “getting stuff...

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Episode 3: When the Workload is Too Much podcast Jan 11, 2022

"How can I help my team when everything is so overwhelming? I want to be encouraging so they don't leave but I don't want to give them false hope that it will get better when it's been this way for a while."

There is something about the last two years that has made the “load” we...

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Episode 2: Offering Feedback Well podcast Jan 11, 2022

"We just finished a big event. Some things went well and others we need to improve. How do I offer feedback? Especially the corrective feedback?"

Let’s start by asking three questions to help you find YOUR way of offering feedback. (1) What is the purpose of your feedback? (2) How will...

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Episode 1: Asking Powerful Questions podcast Jan 11, 2022

"Leadership is exponentially better when accompanied by the skill of asking powerful questions." ~Annie Perdue-Olson

I am a problem-solver and decision-maker. Leadership often requires that ability to be decisive and guide groups of people toward solutions.

If you are a problem-solver like...

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Onboarding: When the Work of Employee Retention Begins hiring onboarding retention Jan 05, 2022

Employee retention starts with hiring the “right” people, so you put forth energy, time and resources to make that happen. Once you’ve made that new hire, then real retention work starts. If you want them to stay then you need to onboard them well. This includes all your...

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Employee Retention: Hiring “Right” The First Time hiring retention Dec 29, 2021

You’ve hired people before and you’ve lost people before. You know the secret to building the team you’ve always wanted is to find the right people and hold on to them. In this blog series on employee retention we’ve talked about the culture that makes your organization a...

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What Employees Need: Fair Pay and Incentives retention Dec 22, 2021

A local chiropractor offered to volunteer time to provide neck and shoulder massages for our staff. The line was long and the gift was wonderful. While it likely won’t make up for too little money, it sure does communicate value to your people.

As we begin the conversation about...

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What Employees Need: To Do What They Love retention Dec 15, 2021

Working for a nonprofit organization most of my career, I found myself in the role of “jack of all trades.” On many occasions, I was the one teaching a class one day and assembling a desk from Ikea the next. If you work for a small organization or nonprofit, you’ve probably been...

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TRAILER: Get the Team You've Always Wanted podcast Dec 14, 2021

Lead your Leaders is a podcast to answer those tough questions that surface when you're trying to build teams that work better together. You’ve got questions that need answers if you are going to develop your own leadership and make an investment in your team so they can become better...

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What Employees Need: A Great Place to Work retention Dec 08, 2021

Pause for a moment and think about your favorite job. What made that job great? It’s likely one thought that came to mind was, “a great place to work!”. The company stood for something that you believed in, you worked with some great people and you knew how you were contributing...

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Employee Retention: How Listening is a Game Changer retention Dec 01, 2021

Ready for a shocking statistic? A study by Gallup showed that employees with managers who are willing to listen to their work-related problems are 62% less likely to be burned out. It’s an interesting thought that managers reduced the odds of burnout with a simple strategy: LISTEN!

We are...

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Employee Turnover: What is it really costing you? retention Nov 24, 2021

“A position here can be open for six months before we find someone to fill the role,” she shared with the group. You could hear the sighs around the room as others nodded their heads and rolled their eyes in exasperation. While facilitating this training on retention with a...

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