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The currency and impact of looking for ways to say yes to things when we can is so important. This applies to roles and relationships of all kinds, including customers and customer service, as a leader, as a colleague, as an employee.

Say yes to everything? No.

I often get push back with this conversation around the fact that “You can’t say yes to everything.”

I understand that.

This is not about…


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When it comes to professional career development and advancement, a very simple concept that I am in love with is the idea of building an invisible resume.

Every single thing that you do when you show up at work; in your behaviors, how you treat other people, impact people around you, and perform your role, you are building an invisible resume about yourself. …


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With many teams working remotely and leaders trying to navigate managing those teams and individuals, a topic that has come to the forefront is micromanaging.

Leaders, for the love of all that’s good in the world, stop breathing down people’s necks and getting in their hair. Micromanaging is a sign of incompetence; it’s deflating and absurd. …


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With so many teams and employees working remotely, the conversations about keeping remote employees engaged and motivated have come to the forefront. Building and maintaining team culture from afar is important, here are five ways companies and leaders can up their game and awareness.

1. Establish routines.

Obvious, but important. Put systems in place for regular communication and check-ins, and establish a clear schedule. …


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The paradox in team productivity: You’ll be less productive if all you ever do is be productive.

Stop working for a second and take time to connect, play, and have some fun with your team. Your people need it and it’s good for the health of your team. Being in a good headspace is more beneficial to productivity than nonstop working.

“Being in a good headspace is more…


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The massive upheaval in workplaces caused by COVID-19 certainly qualifies as a time of great change and crisis. Responses, consequences, and reactions are all over the board and it’s testing our collective and personal response to stress, grief, and chaos.

Focus word: Allow

The focus for this post is simply the concept of “allow.”

Allow space for what you’re feeling and what you’re experiencing, both for yourself and others. This is…


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In the past month, or couple weeks (or couple hours) workplaces have shifted to a new temporary normal. We are all experiencing a time of either crisis, uncertainty, change, or all three and then some. For the time being. I’m going to be focusing on topics that are relevant to different aspects of these current circumstances.

Starting with how leaders need to show up right now in this…


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In order to be successful in a leadership position, you must be an exceptional communicator. This applies to many areas of communication, but here I’m talking about the most challenging aspects of it. Very specifically, leaders possessing the skills to:

1) Clearly communicate expectations and guidelines.
2) Provide feedback and coaching in a straightforward, collaborative, and supportive way.
3) And I believe most importantly, effectively navigate conflict.

Every…


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Creating culture is incredibly important and also complex. As a leader, it is your responsibility and unique opportunity to define, articulate, and establish an intentional culture for your team.

The concept and task of creating culture is a very daunting and elusive thing for many leaders and organizations because there are so many dynamics and moving parts involved. …


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Firing people sucks for everyone involved. Here are 5 ways to run a team/business so that you never have to fire anyone again, while also building an exceptional team in the process.

Don’t skip out on any of these, they’re each worth their weight in gold.

#5: Hire the right people.

It is critical that you bring the right people onto your team. Don’t be hasty. …

Galen Emanuele | Shift Yes

Keynote speaker, thought leader, and author on team culture and leadership. shiftyes.com

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