Camaraderie

Ways To Make Learning Stick

To lead others through uncertainty amidst the waves of change calls for continual learning and the application of this learning. We may indeed be facing challenges we have never seen before, but humans have the capacity to keep on learning. It’s not just learning something, but making the learning “stick”. Two tangible ways to make…
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When a Microexpression Says it All

Noticing people’s expressions and following your intuition to uncover what is behind that expression has the power to fuel camaraderie in the workplace.  As I sat across the table from the CEO, he excitedly described his latest and greatest project. He always had terrific  ideas that energized me. But, as he described the role he…
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Kindness Ignites Camaraderie

In times of uncertainty, activating kindness in the workplace can create a necessary shift. We don’t often think about kindness as a leadership strategy. However, right now it could be the most essential strategy you engage with your teams to help them thrive. A recent gallup poll describes the protracted, dynamic nature of the pandemic…
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Does Camaraderie Imply Commonality?

What we have in common can be a powerful springboard to meaningful connections. It’s often easier to connect with people who are like us. Similar personality styles, similar values, similar life experiences, or similar interests. The list can go on. The more intersecting points the easier it can be to build camaraderie when we work…
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The Beauty of Mistake-Making

Camaraderie makes being together worthwhile. Yet in difficult times we struggle to show up as our best.  Eyes turn to leaders for guidance. What to do? How to act? This pressure can feed a desire to avoid mistakes or even try to hide them. How we handle mistakes can erode camaraderie or build it. So,…
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Camaraderie: “People Chemistry” At Work

Everybody needs friends. One of the most famous questions of the 12 posed by the Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Survey is “I have a best friend at work.” Many challenged the question as irrelevant. Then, decades worth of research shows that employees with healthy social connections at work along with teams that possess a deep…
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