Does Your Team Have Esprit de Corps?

  “Esprit de Corps (definition) a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc.” Dictionary.com   As a teen, I was a member of Air Cadets. One of the things we worked towards was having Esprit de Corps – in my memory, I would suggest it was about the pride of the squadron. I also remember feeling that we were winners when we had it! I’ve been thinking about the overlap between Esprit de Corps and motivated teams and...

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Respect in the Workplace – It’s Overdue!

“if it’s not okay to say, then it’s never okay to do”. The challenge here is that many people don’t have the internal filter to decide what’s appropriate and what’s not.

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5 Key Drivers of Manager Effectiveness

Employee engagement is often linked to recognition.

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The Power of Transparency

Transparency is desired by employees and feared by management. There is a belief that being vulnerable, stating our goals or challenges to others will result in embarrassment or lack of respect from employees. The opposite is actually true. Why do we say that goals are important to write down? It’s simple – if we fail to document our goals we tend to lose sight of them. The same is true for transparency. Recently I attended an event where David Scott-Thomas of the Speed River Track and Field Club spoke and was impressed by how he used...

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