values

Our Book: What’s Important

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It’s About Values. What’s Important is about Values Perspectives: a different way of looking at and working with values, whether you want to really understand what drives your own life and work choices; or if you want to build a foundation of shared values energy with your team, or, align your organization behind a truly shared sense of purpose. Values Perspectives is a twofold approach, supported by an online values… Read More »Our Book: What’s Important

Managing Millennials and Engaging Values at Work

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According to a recent, major research report by the Gallup organization, How Millennials Want to Work and Live,  only 29% of millennials are “engaged” at work. The other 71% are either not engaged or are actively disengaged. Why does this matter? According to Gallup, “business units in the top quartile of employee engagement are 17% more productive, suffer 70% fewer safety incidents, experience 41% less absenteeism, have 10% better customer ratings… Read More »Managing Millennials and Engaging Values at Work

Values-Driven Leadership

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“Values Driven Leadership” is an in depth look at leadership styles as they develop from the Values Perspective model. Four basic styles describe a wide variety of priorities and behaviors in a simple to understand model and discussion. This exploration into leadership is not yet another leadership prescription, offering what should be done. It is an approach that offers a multi-prism lens that allows for a variety of leadership needs… Read More »Values-Driven Leadership

Graduated and Scared to Death? Time to Learn and Tell Your Core Story

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We conducted a recent workshop with undergraduates, new graduates and faculty at a university business school in Canada. For a lot of them, the question is “what now?” The premise we started with is: learn yourself and learn to tell your story with clarity and confidence. Getting there requires that each person gets to his or her Core: what is it about me that is unique? What is it that… Read More »Graduated and Scared to Death? Time to Learn and Tell Your Core Story

The Internet – A Phase Shift in the Value of Belonging

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Facebook now has more than 800 million active users. Google+ just started, and already has over 100 million active users. Wikipedia names more than 200 separate social networking sites, representing a growing diversity of interests. Even though the remarkable growth of social networks has been leveling off, nearly one billion users is a lot of people. What precipitated this huge phenomenon of people reaching out by the millions to connect… Read More »The Internet – A Phase Shift in the Value of Belonging

Storytelling in a Civil Engineering Company

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Storytelling is a powerful vehicle for persuasion. We work with a large civil engineering company, where engineers, estimators and business managers rotate from the field into an employee development advocate role. Their job is to identify development needs in their business unit. Some of these people like to say that they have come into the role with mud still on their boots. Coming from positions where they are accustomed to having the… Read More »Storytelling in a Civil Engineering Company