How To Do a “Year in Review”

doing a ‘year in review’ is an invaluable resource for the future. Take the time to review key events that you experienced in 2016. Here's some steps.

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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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Charting a Clear Course

  Last week I met with a friend who spoke about the stress in her past job. She had taken on a special position to create a new program for her employer – while it was a very exciting opportunity, it became very stressful. It was not so much the amount of work, nor even the challenge of setting up protocols and systems. However, the challenge was no clear parameters, no benchmarks and no clear sense of the definition of success. As a result of her management team not being able to clearly define their expectations, parameters and how...

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