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Prioritizing Team Collaboration Pays Off for the Business. Just ask Apple

Prioritizing Team Collaboration Pays Off for the Business. Just ask Apple

UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen wrote a wonderful book in 2009 on collaboration across business—aptly titled “...

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Do the Unexpected to Take Employee Retention to the Next Level

Do the Unexpected to Take Employee Retention to the Next Level

Studies show that many organizations find employee retention their top challenge today.

There’s a problem, however: retaining employees isn’t—or at least shouldn’t be— enough. You also need them to be engaged in their work. Gallup, which has long studied employee engagement, in 2013 estimated that...

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Our Real Leadership Solutions - Video

We are excited to show our newly developed Real Leadership Solutions Video!

Connect the Dots Managing Director Erika Lamont says: "We developed this short video to provide our clients and prospects with a quick overview of what we do and how we do it. We think it will serve as a great conversartion starter."

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Nailing It: How to Cement Your Success in a New Leadership Role

Onboading White Paper by CTD

So you’re starting a new job soon. It seems like a great opportunity – a good fit between your skills, goals, and the organization’s needs. That alone should increase...

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7 Keys for Avoiding Costly Mistakes When Choosing Leadership and Team Dynamics Consultants

7 Keys for Avoiding Costly Mistakes When Choosing Leadership and Team Dynamics Consultants

Boosting leaders’ performance and key teams’ productivity can make a tremendous difference on an organization’s bottom line.

To achieve these outcomes, some organizations are bringing in specialist consultants to provide leadership coaching and to lead team dynamics efforts. Many...

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Gartner Identified the ‘Top 3 Priorities for HR in 2019’ — Address These Key Factors to Achieve Them

Gartner Identified the ‘Top 3 Priorities for HR in 2019’ — Address These Key Factors to Achieve Them

The analyst firm Gartner recently published a noteworthy report, “Top 3 Priorities for HR in 2019,” that we think is worth reading, thinking about and discussing. 

The...

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Best Tools to Improve Your business? Leadership

Managing Directors for CTD, Brenda Hampel and Erika Lamont recently presented a program to the Denver Colorado Chamber of Commerce on Leadership. It was a packed house!

Read the article here.

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Emotional Intelligence: Data Show it’s a Must-Have for Team Success

Emotional Intelligence: Data Show it’s a Must-Have for Team Success

“Take a look.”

The leader of an academic and technical group pointed Connect the Dots Managing Director Brenda Hampel to the work area of team members who had just participated in a session with her on emotional intelligence.

What she saw: small groups of team members talking...

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Culture Clash to Culture Connection: One Company’s Leadership Onboarding and Early Feedback Success Story

Culture Clash to Culture Connection: One Company’s Leadership Onboarding and Early Feedback Success Story

Many employers take half-measures or do nothing at all to help newly hired leaders adapt to the new company culture and their roles.

As a result, these leaders, from a cultural integration perspective, are largely left to sink or swim. Some will inevitably sink, and thus fail to...

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