January, 2024

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Three Things Leaders Should Do Every Year to Drive a Strong Culture

Up Your Culture

Leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the environment in which their teams operate. One key strategy to achieve this is conducting a validated engagement survey—an essential step toward understanding and enhancing the workplace atmosphere. In this blog, we dive into three crucial actions that leaders should undertake annually to drive a robust and positive culture within their organizations.

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The RISE & SHINE Coaching Model

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Model By Ralitsa Antova, Transformational Coach, NETHERLANDS When Heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, subject his sinews and bones to hard work, expose his body to hunger, put him to poverty, place obstacles in this path of his deeds, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent.

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How to Encourage More Courage on Your Team (Team-Building Activity)

Let's Grow Leaders

Remembering micro-moments of courage makes it easier to do the right thing next time. If you want your team to feel more courageous, remind them of times they’ve been courageous before. This team-building activity gives your team a chance to reflect on their micro-moments of courage. And, to share these moments with one another as they build trust and connection.

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Get Certified: Life Coach Certification Exams

Master Coach University

What crosses your mind when you encounter the phrase ‘Get certified life coach‘? When you come across the phrase, it’s natural to think about the aspiration of becoming a professional in the field of life coaching.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Habits, challenges and getting things done

The Creative Life

Not doing the projects and personal work you want to do? Or the admin you need to do? New habits and challenges will help. The post Habits, challenges and getting things done appeared first on The Creative Life.

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Overcoming Perfection Paralysis

Eat Your Career

We all want to be good at what we do. But sometimes, the goal of excellence goes too far…and becomes perfection. Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. I definitely think (and know from personal experience) that striving for “perfection” can be a motivating force. But it can also lead to Perfection Paralysis: a state where the fear of not being perfect hinders our ability to get things done.

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Either/Or vs. Possibility

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Power Tool By Andrea Gosselink, Career Coach, AUSTRALIA Either/Or vs. Possibility: The Power of Choice The Power Tool of Either/Or vs.Possibility explores the power of choice. When faced with a decision, individuals often narrow down their options to two choices and in many cases, these are at extremes. For example, “I either go all in” or “I do nothing”.

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Beyond the Drama: How to De-Escalate an Emotional Conversation at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

What to Say Next to Destress an Emotional Conversation at Work When people are fired up, angry, and defensive, it’s tough to have a productive conversation. One reason it’s so tricky to de-escalate an emotional conversation is that when these emotions kick in, they’re contagious. One person gets defensive, and the other person responds in kind.

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A Guide on How to Start Up a Life Coaching Business

Master Coach University

Discovering the ropes of how to start up a life coaching business, individuals find themselves at the intersection of passion and purpose, navigating through the essential steps that will shape their path to success in the dynamic field of life coaching.

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HIA Technologies Turns a New Chapter in Professional Development and Training

HIA Technologies announces the launch of Qvio™️ - transforming video engagement with two-way interactivity. With Qvio viewers can ask questions and get instant answers from the content owner's Author-Controlled AI™️.

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How to design a life you love

The Creative Life

It starts with dreaming big. Then with taking actions, however small. The post How to design a life you love appeared first on The Creative Life.

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U.S. Department of Defense COOL Program Service Members Gain Pathway to ICF Credential

International Coaching Federation

– Service Members Gain Federal Support for a Rapidly Growing Career Path with the Gold Standard in Coaching Credentials – Lexington, Kentucky — The International Coaching Federation (ICF) announced today a new pathway to a professional coaching credential for service members via the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program.

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A Learning Path Template for Architects, Designers & Engineers

Vector Solutions

As the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) market continues to experience robust growth, the competition for architects and engineers is fierce. Over half of engineers and architects quit because they want more opportunities for career advancement. That means one of the best ways to become an employer of choice is to invest in employee learning and development programs.

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Emotional Intelligence as the Secret Ingredient in Coaching

International Coach Academy

A Research Paper By Katharina Fischer, Growth & Development Coach, SWITZERLAND The Secret Ingredient in Coaching: Emotional Intelligence Humans have emotions. The average human being experiences over 400 emotions in a day, these are the main aspect that defines our behavior, and our brains are programmed to give emotions control over both logical and rational behavior.

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The Ultimate LMS Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing an LMS

Whether you’re shopping for your very first learning management system (LMS) or looking to upgrade, the process can be overwhelming. With so many vendor options, each with its own multitude of features and pricing structures, even the most seasoned educators, trainers, and business leaders can feel lost in a sea of choices! Finding the LMS that’s best suited for your organization requires a planned, strategic approach.

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Assumption Busters: 7 Questions to Propel Your Team’s Strategic Thinking

Let's Grow Leaders

How to help your team challenge assumptions for better creativity and problem-solving In our Courageous Cultures research, 67% said their manager operates around the notion of “this is the way we’ve always done it.” That’s not just a lack of imagination. It’s hard to solve a problem differently when you’re holding on to outdated assumptions.

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The Value of Time is Relative

Eat Your Career

In our pursuit of effective time management, we often forget one crucial factor: the relative value of time. Not all hours are created equal. An hour on a Monday morning, when you’re fresh from a restful weekend, holds different potential than an hour late on a Friday night, after a taxing week of work. Understanding this can be transformative in how we approach tasks, productivity, and rest.

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Goal-setting might not work for you. Here’s why.

The Creative Life

New Year's Resolutions rarely work for creatives. Here's what to try instead. The post Goal-setting might not work for you. Here’s why. appeared first on The Creative Life.

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Employee Experience vs Employee Engagement: Know the Difference

Vantage Circle

You must be familiar with the concepts of employee experience and employee engagement. There is a higher possibility that you consider both the same and may have used it interchangeably. But do you know that they are two different concepts? They may have some interconnection, but they focus on different aspects. This blog will take you through a venture that will clarify your confusion about these two concepts.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Last chance to complete the construction survey

Adventures in Career Development

Photo by Anamul Rezwan on Pexels.com I am working with the Institute for Employment Studies and BMG research to conduct a research project on behalf of the Construction Industry Training Board. In this project we are exploring careers in construction and pathways into the industry. We are interested in hearing from career guidance practitioners on their thoughts about how they feel about the construction industry and how they are working with it.

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The Lighthouse Coaching Model

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Model By Leora Kirby, Leadership & Life Coach, UNITED STATES The Lighthouse As I sit here and ask myself who am I as a coach, I reflect upon the numerous coaching sessions and classes. I am a person who cares deeply about the situations in which my clients complete their journey through unknown waters and make plans to arrive safely at their desired destination.

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Help Your Team Do More: Stop (over)Talking and Start Doing

Let's Grow Leaders

To do more, clarify who owns the decision and know when it’s time to move Is your team full of good intentions and meaningful conversations that don’t translate into action and results? Do discussions regularly bog down in analysis paralysis? Or do you have choke points of one overwhelmed expert or manager that keeps everyone else waiting around? If any of these are true of your team, here are seven ways to help your team do more, improve morale, collaborate, and grow together. 7 Ways to Help Yo

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How to Get Your Life Together: 10 Steps & Checklist

BetterUp

Learn how to get your life together by following 10 steps to regain control. Find out how to goal-set, plan, ask for help, and take care of yourself.

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eWOW 2023 Virtual Summit #OwnYourGrowth

At eWOW, we are all about holistic growth – personal and professional. Growth that goes beyond a job title and paycheck. This year, eWOW 2023 virtual summit focuses on owning your growth – an action plan that will help you chart your path to success that is unique to you.

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9 Different Types Of Communication In The Workplace And When To Use Them 

She Owns Success

You’ve probably seen jobs advertised that require good communication skills or, better yet, excellent communication skills. Given how important your communication skills are in the workplace, it’s a good idea to be clear about the different types of communication that can take place at work. To make sure you’re well equipped for whatever communication type your job requires, here are the 9 different types of communication in the workplace and when to use them. 1.

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50+ Employee Engagement Activities for Modern Teams (2024 Edition)

Vantage Circle

With unexpected upheaval reshaping workplaces, actively nurturing employee engagement has become mission-critical. However, traditional engagement activities often ring hollow to workers demanding flexibility, purpose, and authenticity after the pandemics seismic shifts. That is why we compiled this expanded 2024 edition outlining over 50 innovative employee engagement activities tailored to modern teams.

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The Future Is Now! SEL-Driven College and Career Readiness for K-12

Vector Solutions

Thursday, February 29, at 2:00 PM (ET) Have you Googled “Employability Skills?” Business partners are indicating the most sought-after life skills for our students are SEL-based. Starting these conversations and exposure in kindergarten is vital to ensure students acquire the necessary skills for lifelong success and productive citizenship. Administrators will gain research-based ideas and activities to implement immediately at the district and school-wide levels.

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Shutdown vs. Liberation

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Power Tool By Clara Zawawi, Transformation Coach, FRANCE Shutdown vs. Liberation: Fight; Flight or Freeze? The body’s natural response to danger – fight; flight or freeze – is the result of hormonal and physiological changes that allow a person to act quickly in order to protect themselves from perceived threats. Fight or flight are active defensive responses, where the heart beats faster, sending more oxygen to the muscles; perception of pain drops; and hearing sharpens – all d

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Cancel Quiet Quitting: Detoxing Corporate Culture & Engaging Top Talent

Speaker: Jennifer Brick, Career Strategist and Author

Your employees have checked out. The last few years have been a wild ride, with countless changes to how we work and our workplace cultures, like the sudden shift to remote work, the return to office, and trends like quiet quitting. With productivity, profitability, and your employer brand on the line, leadership is turning to HR to engage employees and recreate your culture in different working models.