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Fostering a Culture of Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness in the Workplace

by Amy Truesdell

Fostering a culture of kindness in the workplace can have a profound impact on employee morale, productivity, and overall well-being. Random acts of kindness, both big and small, can create a supportive and inclusive environment where employees feel valued, respected, and appreciated. 6 Practical Workplace Kindness Initiatives: Random acts of kindness have the power to […]

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How to Increase Employee Happiness

by Doug Bolger

As a business owner or organization, the more effort you sink into making sure you have a happy team, the more efficient and productive your workplace becomes. However, slight missteps in how team member morale is supported can generate larger problems. Here is a look at how to increase employee happiness with simple strategies that […]

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Annoying Workplace Phrases to Avoid

by Jonathan Wright

Ever felt annoyed by cliché, overly used corporate lingo and phrases? It turns out that a lot of individuals and team members are feeling the same. Good communication in a workplace means everything, but the key to good communication may mean letting go of unappealing business jargon. In a recent poll conducted by Slack, 63 […]

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Mentoring Vs Leadership Coaching

by Amy Dano

Discussions around mentorship and leadership coaching often see these two terms being used interchangeably. However, while these two ways forward towards formidable models of leadership certainly have some overlap, there are also important distinctions that organizations can put to work.   Understanding how mentoring and leadership development overlap and differ can help empower your next professional […]

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How to Improve Communication With Employees

by Amy Truesdell

Internal communication is one of the most important determining factors for company success and employee satisfaction. Ensuring that the way you communicate with team members aligns with their needs and, similarly, making sure they feel valued and heard will have far-reaching positive impacts on your brand, bottom line and employee retention.   At Learn2, we are […]

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How To Build a Culture of Teamwork in the Workplace

by Jonathan Wright

A high-performing team could be deemed one of the most important components in the workplace. But more than simply feeling like part of the team, a culture of teamwork in the workplace often creates an environment of improved communication and employee satisfaction. Below is a look at how to build a culture of teamwork in […]

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How to Build a Next Generation Leadership Team

by Amy Dano

Your next generation leadership team is seeking the personalized supports they need to become the leaders your organization is in demand of. These high-potential team members are eager to make a difference, and with the right leadership development plan, they will. What are Next Generation Leaders? Next generation leaders are the individuals, within your organization, […]

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Developing Assertive Communication Skills

by Caroline Assalian

Effective communication is fundamental in procuring personal and professional success. People may shy away from being assertive because they do not want to be perceived as aggressive. However, developing assertive communication skills are imperative when hoping to prioritize clarity and dispel confusion. What is Assertive Communication? Assertive communication is a respectful form of engaging in […]

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Change Management and Leadership Development

by Amy Dano

Change can be a very positive thing for organizations. However, it can also create a sense of unrest amongst team members – especially if change is not managed as well as it could be. Effective change management brings everyone along through the process in ways that honor their unique capacity for processing and handling evolution. […]

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Identifying Conditioned Biases to Improve Communication

by Caroline Assalian

Conditioned biases are unconscious beliefs that shape the ways we interact with the world around us. These types of biases, if left unchecked, can affect our workplaces and our ability to collaborate effectively with our team members. By addressing conditioned biases and dealing with them in ways that honor lived experiences and sensitivities, you can […]

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How To Build A Customer-Centric Culture In The Workplace

by Jonathan Wright

Companies across the globe understand that putting the customers first is extremely important for businesses. However, truly building a customer-centric organization naturally fosters an operation where customers automatically come first, and all employees have a supportive mindset. Take a closer look at what it truly means to be customer-centric and learn how to build a […]

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How to Develop a Workplace Culture that Attracts the Right Candidates

by Caroline Assalian

Workplace culture is not only an effective retention tool, but it also affects which types of people are eager to become part of your organization. Company culture refers to both the operational and qualitative values that define what and how things are done, within and beyond your company. When looking to hire the right people, […]

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Why Most Leadership Development Programs Don’t Work

by Amy Dano

Leadership development is about building team members’ capacity to contribute their individual gifts and collaborative abilities towards organizational success. Formalized leadership development can benefit an organization in countless ways: it enhances effectiveness and efficiency; propels teams through times of transition and turmoil; and breeds innovation and the inclusion of underrepresented voices. Many professional development courses, […]

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How to Build High-Trust Workplace Culture

by Doug Bolger

In any relationship, trust is like the glue that keeps people woven together. High-trust workplace culture is much the same — trust is the glue that solidifies the relationships between the company and its team members. However, a high-trust organization does not happen by accident. Below is a look at why a high-trust work environment […]

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7 Tips for Developing Better Rapport at Work

by Caroline Assalian

Positive company culture is built on several important concepts, one of which is good rapport in the workplace. Rapport essentially means two people have some level of mutual respect, they communicate effectively and support one another’s thoughts, feelings, or ideas. All of these elements of good rapport strengthen a team in any organization. Importance of […]

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How to Address Issues with Employee Writing Skills

by Doug Bolger

Effective writing in the workplace not only portrays professionalism and competence, but it also demonstrates a level of care that will be noticed by customers and team members. When team members are struggling to clearly convey meaning or producing writing that contains errors, supportive coaching can be a great opportunity for meaningful professional development. With […]

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Should You Always Promote from Within Your Company?

by Amy Dano

When deciding whether it is best to promote from within or hire externally, there are many things to consider. Transitions within an organization are inevitable, so deciding how best to manage them and subsequent recruitment efforts will be a fundamental component of successfully navigating organizational leadership. The focus of this blog is on the far-reaching […]

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Building a Culture of Collaboration in the Workplace

by Jonathan Wright

Creating a culture of collaboration in the workplace requires pushing beyond buzz words to implement practices and programs that nurture a sense of authentic participation. When intended to become a cultural practice, collaboration cannot happen as a one-off. It must be continuously nurtured. The benefits of putting in this strategic work are far-reaching, and at […]

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Communication Skills During Times of Crisis

by Caroline Assalian

Communication is vital to the success of any organization. However, there is perhaps no more important time for adequate communication than when an organization is facing a crisis. Here are the necessary communication skills for times of crisis and more. The Importance of Communications Skills in Times of Crisis in the Workplace When a crisis […]

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Developing Situational Leadership Skills

by Amy Dano

Developing situational leadership skills is one of the most important things an organization can do for its in-house managers. Situational leadership allows for flexibility, which makes the workplace more efficient no matter the challenges or changing scenarios. Take a closer look at situational leadership and its importance.  Situational Leadership: What Is It, and Why Is […]

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Tips for Building Workplace Wellness

by Doug Bolger

The past two years have really put the importance of work/life balance and workplace wellness into perspective. Team members and their leaders are eager to find – and stay – within corporate environments where they are nurtured, not only as professionals but as people. Organizations should consider implementing workplace wellness programs and services that protect […]

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10 Traits Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed

by Aiesha Bristol

Effective leaders influence the team and achieve the most desirable outcomes no matter the scenario or circumstance. Great leaders know when to ask teams for advice, take risks, and have strong communication skills. Below is a look at the top leadership skills every great leader needs to have to succeed in the workplace. Effective Communicator […]

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Investing in Participant-Driven Learning Development

by Doug Bolger

You know that the best learning is never an event. It’s a continuous process of discovering insights that are meaningful to you. You then consider what you are going to do about it. What if you got supported to deepen your insights and discover places to deliberately practice new behaviors? What if you were supported […]

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Change Your Leaders to Change Your Culture

by Amy Truesdell

Company culture is a defining factor in the success of a business. Rather than being a slogan tattooed on a boardroom wall, company culture must be lived by each individual with the capacity to contribute to it – and that is everyone in your organization. To shift your company culture, you will want to get […]