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Top 10 Characteristics We Want in Employees

Fri,May 31,2019 @ 02:53 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

There are two fundamental elements of great employees, elements that are rarely taught to them- how to overcome challenges and accept change! Everyday people who have gripes or discord with people and/or work typically are as a result of people fighting challenges or are not focused on overcoming the challenge. We train employees on job-specific duties and rarely teach them behaviors and..

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Make Positive progress a priority

Thu,Sep 21,2017 @ 03:31 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

One of the toughest things that we go through is our ability to recruit employees. The toughest thing we need to consider is that the world is shrinking and it is very easy for candidates to find out what our organizations are like as well as specific managers and their leadership styles. A brief example might be a candidate going to work for a company and not knowing much about the company...

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How to Never Lose Your Job to Technology

Thu,Jul 27,2017 @ 09:33 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

 

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Motivating Managers to Coach

Tue,May 23,2017 @ 09:10 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

What's been a pleasant surprise in the last two years is that the coaching industry and the coaching movement has gone from this concept of, "It would be nice to coach if we had time," to organizations stating, "We must coach our employees." This has been, needless to say, refreshing.

This still begs the question- how do we motivate our managers to coach?

This article is not about how to..

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Five Reasons Coaching Helps Retain top Talent

Mon,Apr 17,2017 @ 11:49 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

The coaching industry is growing by leaps and bounds. With that being, said I think we have to be very conscientious of the reasons why we need to coach and not just for the traditional reasons of engagement and performance development, but more organizational reasons as well.

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Does Your Culture Recruit or Push Candidates Away?

Thu,Jun 30,2016 @ 11:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

We hear so much about culture today. So many companies are doing monthly or quarterly engagement studies or surveys. We spend so much time trying to build our cultures through training or assessments. Your culture is driven by the interactions between people. The manager to employee conversation is a critical one. This interaction represents either a positive or a not so positive..

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Measure Your Culture Down to Each Employee

Tue,Jun 28,2016 @ 01:00 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

If we cannot conduct workplace assessments or surveys without them having to be anonymous so we can get honest and straightforward answers doesn't that speak to our cultural based challenges? A culture should in fact have the ability for people to have direct conversations in interactions without fear or retribution. Measuring peoples engagement and understanding how each and every employee is..

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9 Coaching Tips to Increase Employee Engagement

Wed,Aug 12,2015 @ 09:33 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

When an employee is disengaged, their motivation, progress, attitude and confidence all plummet. Without proper engagement in their work, employees have difficulty reaching and achieving their goals. As a coach, it can be difficult to coach employees to increase engagement, but here are a few tips that will help. 

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Coaching Employees is Just Like Solving a Rubik's Cube

Mon,Aug 03,2015 @ 11:30 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

Coaching employees is like solving a Rubik's cube. Each Rubik's cube is solved differently, you need to use a different combination of steps, algorithms, and processes to get the end result. However, to start solving the cube, you need to get the base cross. This is the first thing you aim to do when you start solving a Rubik's cube, solve for the base cross, once you have the cross, you can..

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Do You Coach Positive Employee Attitudes?

Sat,Jul 25,2015 @ 11:14 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

Attitudes can impact an employee’s ability to learn and work well with others as well as their customers.  That’s why it’s important for managers to focus on developing the right attitude through employee coaching.  Attitude is a choice.  You cannot change someone’s attitude or instill a positive attitude onto someone who has a negative one, but you can make an impact.  Organizations want to..

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