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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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Misconceptions About Experts. Who is Accountable for Your Choices?

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator Currently, with the Covid-19 pandemic, polarized news sources, access to social media, and non-stop information, the presence of experts is ubiquitous. You may feel that the experts’ feedback is contradictory and confusing; however, this does not mean the expertise is

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5 Tips on Managing Virtual Teams

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator This global pandemic and mandatory work at home has created chaos and a shift in all workplaces. Some of us have worked remotely and managed virtual teams for years, and some of us have not. That is one of the

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Are Your Problems Repeating Themselves?

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator With creativity and change, there are two types of problems: Normal Problems = These are growth and adaptation challenges that are normal to most change. You and the team can figure these issues out or work through them with little

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