Monthly Toolkit

Resources, Insights, and Tools

REIMAGINING PURPOSE

We all know purpose is powerful. From fostering autonomy and boosting motivation to increasing retention, innovation and accountability, meaning keeps people committed, engaged and productive at work.

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NOURISH YOUR COMPANY CULTURE

The strength of your organization’s culture will be one of the factors that contributes most to its long-term success. How your people communicate, solve problems, deal with customers, and relate to one another plays a critical role in retention, motivation, customer satisfaction, and much more.

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CREATING AN OWNERSHIP CULTURE

The benefits of an ownership culture at work are clear: employees with more autonomy, resources and control are more innovative, satisfied, confident, and driven.

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FEATURE

Conflict Is Good

Most of us avoid conflict. When it goes off the rails, the consequences can be uncomfortable at best and disastrous at worst.

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3 SIMPLE QUESTIONS CAN REVEAL YOUR TEAM'S PURPOSE AND DRIVE HIGHER LEVELS OF ENGAGEMENT

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CROSSING THE CULTURE CHASM

You’ve probably heard of the Market Chasm. But is your organization ready to cross the Culture Chasm?  Read More

CREATE A CULTURE OF OWNERSHIP AT WORK

Organizations that embrace an ownership mentality exhibit greater productivity, efficiency, and innovation. So what can you do to boost buy-in and accountability?   Read more

 Mike Robbins encourages us to embrace our imperfections, appreciate who we are, and be bold and authentic in how we communicate with others at work.   Learn more here

Mike Robbins encourages us to embrace our imperfections, appreciate who we are, and be bold and authentic in how we communicate with others at work.

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 Kegan and Lahey shine light on the mindsets that make individuals and organizations resistant to change and give practical recommendations on how to make change last.   Learn more here

Kegan and Lahey shine light on the mindsets that make individuals and organizations resistant to change and give practical recommendations on how to make change last.

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 Chip and Dan Heath uncover the psychological reasons why it can be so hard for individuals, organizations, and communities to make lasting change, and how we can harness this knowledge to make our changes stick.   Learn more here

Chip and Dan Heath uncover the psychological reasons why it can be so hard for individuals, organizations, and communities to make lasting change, and how we can harness this knowledge to make our changes stick.

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 Erin Meyer identifies 8 dimensions of cultural difference that can hinder international business efforts, and provides strategies for cross-cultural business success, all based on real-world examples.   Learn more here

Erin Meyer identifies 8 dimensions of cultural difference that can hinder international business efforts, and provides strategies for cross-cultural business success, all based on real-world examples.

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 A follow-up to his popular book Getting to Yes, William Ury of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation teaches readers how to find out what the other party wants—whether they’re a co-worker, manager, or customer—and arrive at constructive agreements that work for all parties.   Learn more here

A follow-up to his popular book Getting to Yes, William Ury of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation teaches readers how to find out what the other party wants—whether they’re a co-worker, manager, or customer—and arrive at constructive agreements that work for all parties.

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 Marshall Rosenberg’s groundbreaking book explores how we can shift our language from harmful to harmonious, encouraging empathy, compassion, and connection in all of our communication and relationships.   Learn more here

Marshall Rosenberg’s groundbreaking book explores how we can shift our language from harmful to harmonious, encouraging empathy, compassion, and connection in all of our communication and relationships.

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 This valuable volume from the Harvard Business Review is a complete toolkit for managers seeking practical solutions for motivating, evaluating, developing, and coaching their people.   Learn more here

This valuable volume from the Harvard Business Review is a complete toolkit for managers seeking practical solutions for motivating, evaluating, developing, and coaching their people.

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 New York Times science writer Daniel Goleman argues that awareness of our own emotions and the emotions of others matters more than more typical views of human intelligence, and provides powerful insights into how we think, lead, and make decisions every day.   Learn more here

New York Times science writer Daniel Goleman argues that awareness of our own emotions and the emotions of others matters more than more typical views of human intelligence, and provides powerful insights into how we think, lead, and make decisions every day.

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 Building on Goleman’s seminal book, Bradberry and Greaves provide readers with a practical tool to evaluate their own Emotional Intelligence quotient (EQ), along with 66 ways to increase it.   Learn more here

Building on Goleman’s seminal book, Bradberry and Greaves provide readers with a practical tool to evaluate their own Emotional Intelligence quotient (EQ), along with 66 ways to increase it.

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 Consider Verne Harish’s updated classic the primer on navigating the complexities of scaling a business successfully.   Learn more here

Consider Verne Harish’s updated classic the primer on navigating the complexities of scaling a business successfully.

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 In this business classic, Jim Collins examines the world’s most successful companies and describes the 6 key competencies that are crucial to making the leap and staying at the top.   Learn more here

In this business classic, Jim Collins examines the world’s most successful companies and describes the 6 key competencies that are crucial to making the leap and staying at the top.

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 Based on the stories of 12 managers selected from Gallup’s global database of 10 million interviews with managers and employees, Wagner and Harter reveal the 12 key elements of what makes a great manager and, in turn, what makes a great workplace.   Learn more here

Based on the stories of 12 managers selected from Gallup’s global database of 10 million interviews with managers and employees, Wagner and Harter reveal the 12 key elements of what makes a great manager and, in turn, what makes a great workplace.

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 Based on a study of 24,000 people in over two dozen companies over 10 years, Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright explain how the success of an organization depends not on team structure or even CEOs, but on the culture of its tribes and their leadership.   Learn more here

Based on a study of 24,000 people in over two dozen companies over 10 years, Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright explain how the success of an organization depends not on team structure or even CEOs, but on the culture of its tribes and their leadership.

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 Kouzes and Posner’s research demystifies the characteristic and qualities of great leadership, and offers advice on how to develop your skills and form deeper relationships with your people.   Learn more here

Kouzes and Posner’s research demystifies the characteristic and qualities of great leadership, and offers advice on how to develop your skills and form deeper relationships with your people.

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 Connors, Smith and Hickman make a powerful case for accountability, and describe how individuals and organizations can adopt a mindset of ownership and empowerment.   Learn more here

Connors, Smith and Hickman make a powerful case for accountability, and describe how individuals and organizations can adopt a mindset of ownership and empowerment.

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 Drawn from over four decades of research, Daniel Pink identifies 3 elements of intrinsic motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose—and how we can harness them at work and in our personal lives.   Learn more here

Drawn from over four decades of research, Daniel Pink identifies 3 elements of intrinsic motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose—and how we can harness them at work and in our personal lives.

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