Why Team Building Fails: HRPA 2016

The annual HRPA Conference is underway and friend of HR Gazette and all-round awesome Professional Development thought-leader, Nicole Bendaly will once again be speaking. The President of Kinect, Nicole Bendaly will be leading a session on Why Teambuilding Fails. The session will help attendees:  Examine the most common flaws that prevent team building sessions from achieving their objectives Understand the difference between team...

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Improving effectiveness with the team fitness tool

Free Live Webinar: How to Improve Team Effectiveness with the Team Fitness Tool Join friend of the Gazette and acclaimed author/coach, Nicole Bendaly, on Oct 8th as she takes you through the features of The Team Fitness Tool and shows you how easy it can be to create and sustain improved team effectiveness across your organization. You’ll discover how to: Use a unique formula to improve team dynamics, employee engagement, and...

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Leading Consciously

Take ten minutes a day to be an even better leader and get even better outcomes. If you are like most leaders your wheels are spinning as soon as you wake up in the morning. You rev yourself up for the day by mentally reviewing your ‘to-do’ list and you do your best to get clear on your priorities that need to be tackled. For some this morning ritual means arriving at work feeling more organized but for many it results in feeling...

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Using Leadership Competency Models

Using Leadership Competency Models… Too much of a Good Thing? If you are using a leadership competency model I’m sure you can easily list oodles of benefits you and your organization have gained: Leaders’ opportunities for growth are pinpointed. • Development opportunities can be precisely targeted. • Competency levels can be compared across the organization. • Leadership expectations are clarified and consistent across the...

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The Leader Can Make High Performance Happen

A few years ago Kinect developed a program for a large North American airline designed to engage their employees internationally and provide superior service to their customers. After development we piloted the program for them and then trained and certified their facilitators to take the program around the world. While reviewing the list of participants, the program’s internal coordinator warned me not to expect too much from one of...

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30 Awesome Coaching Questions for Leaders

“I don’t have time to coach!” or “I don’t have the skills to coach!” are phrases we commonly hear from leaders we work with. As you can probably attest to, many leaders are now required to incorporate coaching into their daily work, and it is a responsibility that many understandably shy away from due to assumptions about what “coaching” really is. At the end of the day coaching is simply about having engaging conversations and asking...

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Leaders Who Make It Worth The Drive

I am always in search of stories of exceptional leaders and the practices that make them special. I’m referring to everyday leaders, not the ones that get the headlines and write the books. Some of them come, I confess, from eavesdropping as did the one I discovered at a reception. It was during a harsh Canadian winter and two fellows were chatting about the weather and their commute to work. One said, “I’ll bet you’ll soon be asking...

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Getting the Most from Contract Employees in the On-demand Economy

As has forever been the case, or so it seems, new labels and buzz words abound. Those that stick are able to clearly describe something in a word or two. Those describing our present day economy and by extension our businesses and workplaces are definitely sticky. The On-Demand Economy Some economists describe it as the sharing economy and examples of sharing economy companies that are commonly used are Uber and Airbnb, which most of...

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