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Lead From Home Toolkit - Provide Regular Feedback

At Connect the Dots Consulting, we are committed to providing practical and timely leadership coaching and development. At a time when leaders are stretched to the limit, we want to share a Toolkit for effective “Work from Home” Leadership. These tried-and-true leadership practices are worth a reminder in these volatile times.

This week we wanted to share some ideas about the importance of...

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Lead from Home Toolkit - Communicate Clearly—and Often

We want to offer our support to you and your teams during the Coronavirus restrictions. We have developed a resource to assist your at-home management efforts, which we are calling the “Lead from Home” Toolkit. These are tried-and-true leadership practices, revised for virtual leadership. 

Every week we will send out a new resource that you can share with your leaders. This week...

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Emotional Intelligence: It’s a Must-Have for Team Success

Emotional Intelligence: 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 together over and around their cubicles.

“This...

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Real Leadership in Under a Minute Video Series Released

Connect the Dots has released an exciting new video series titled: Real Leadership in Under a Minute. The series contains short, (under a minute) videos on current Coaching, Team Development and Onboarding topics.

Mamaging Driector Brenda Hampel states: "We are thrilled to bring targeted video messages to our audience focused on relevant topics that we deal with everyday in our work. We feel that these short videos will resonant with our audience and support their objectives in...

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When the C-Suite Goes “Survivor” — Approach Is Everything for Fixing Team Dynamics

When the C-Suite Goes “Survivor” — Approach Is Everything for Fixing Team Dynamics

The Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

For business, the converse is: when individuals aren’t unified, the team doesn’t work. It’s unlikely to reach its goals,...

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5 Keys to Help Struggling Managers Communicate More Effectively

5 Keys to Help Struggling Managers Communicate More Effectively

Is there a crisis in workplace communication?

Consider the following numbers:

  • 86 — The percentage of senior executives, managers and junior staff at U.S. companies who report experiencing communication breakdowns that lead to reduced productivity, missed deadlines, and sales deals that don’t close, according to...

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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."

Watch ...

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Employee Stress Is an Epidemic. Take These 4 Steps to Minimize It

Employee Stress Is an Epidemic. Take These 4 Steps to Minimize It

Did you know that Americans are significantly more likely to feel stress on the job (80% do) than they are to accurately name the governor of their state (only 2 of 3 can)?

Stress is an incredibly common workplace problem, and terribly costly. Workers suffering stress are more likely to:

  • Miss work...

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How to Support Leadership Diversity One New Leader at a Time

How to Support Leadership Diversity One New Leader at a Time

The state of diversity in the workplace has improved enough that some experts are shifting their focus. On a recent podcast, one expert stated, “Diversity is really not the problem for...

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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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