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Leadership vs. Management

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator The terms ‘Leadership’ and ‘Management’, and the distinctions between them, have been subject to a bit of controversy for a long time. Many have wondered about the differences and whether or not they are mutually exclusive. Although the common

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Opportunities and Barriers for Executive Management Teams

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator “In most organizations, mistakes tend to be concealed even from those who make them. The likelihood of such concealment increases with rank or status. Therefore, the higher the rank, the greater the claim to omniscience. This implies that learning is

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15 Ways to Appreciate and Recognize Your Employees

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Think back to a time when something you did at work was called out by your manager. “I wanted to give a shout-out to Amber for stepping up and filling in during Joe’s absence and saving us all from

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How to Set Effective Goals You’ll Actually Meet

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Once again, resolution season is upon us. While we applaud clarifying and committing to new actions and results in the pursuit of improving ourselves, we’re here to say: there is a better way! If you really want to make

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How to Reduce Turnover by Improving Communication

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator “Engaged employees are a company’s greatest asset.” Engagement can be defined as the level to which employees are motivated and committed to do what is best for the organization. This concept is relevant now more than ever as two

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Building Personal Resilience to Effectively Respond to Adversity

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator We’ve all faced adversity at some point in our career. Maybe you’ve lost a job, or your project’s budget was cut. Or perhaps you worked for a horrible boss. Factor in an unprecedented pandemic and an uncertain economy and

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5 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout and Improve Team Morale

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Employee burnout is a major challenge that companies face. One Gallup survey found that nearly a quarter of employees (23%) “feel burned out more often than not,” and another 44% occasionally feel burned out. Of course, employee burnout is a leading

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Leadership During a Pandemic

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator In most recent Executive-Exchange meetings, a consistent topic is chaos and how to lead best and make decisions during COVID-19. As each of the executives share their perspectives, challenges, successes, and how the organization is adjusting to make things work

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