The Yes Blog

Category: Crisis Management

3 Powerful and Unexpected Truths About Your Team's Burnout

Unemployment… 3.5%. Burnout percentage, unknown. Open seats you may be having trouble filling. When it comes to their teams, one of the top concerns we’re hearing from business leaders is burnout. “My team’s burning out. I’m burning out. I can’t afford for the people I have to burn out.” The conventional wisdom is that to […]

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You're Doing Conflict Wrong

Like this content about workplace conflict, but want to hear about it instead of reading about it? Here’s the companion podcast episode.) If you’ve got two people who interact, sooner or later, they’re going to come into conflict. It’s a fact of human relationships. This article is about transforming conflict and using it to your […]

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Set Expectations Like an Improviser

Are you in sales? Do you have a boss or have people working for you? Got people working with you? Do you work with people?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there are people who expect things from you. The question is, are their expectations consistent with the reality you are prepared to deliver? Will you […]

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6 Ways to Speed Up During Year-End Slowdown

It’s natural to slow down this time of year. The days are shorter, and we’re biologically programmed to slow down. There’s a break from Christmas through new years when many businesses all but shut down. We’re all thinking about family and friends — as we should. And we’re surrounded by so many messages about ending, […]

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Make a friend. Almost kill him. Start a business together.

I made a new friend. One day, we almost killed each other. Then, we spent that afternoon together in misery. Next, we formed a company to teach others to do what we had done — at work. You can do it too at your work. I’m getting ahead of myself. Meeting: Adam and I worked together […]

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Your Happiness, Your Job with Dana Manciagli – MGW #4

GUEST: Dana Manciagli — Global Career Expert: Speaker and Private Coach www.DanaManciagli.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/danamanciagli   Over decades, Dana Manciagli amassed skills and insights into good work and career wisdom while working at such companies as Avery, SeaLand, Kodak and Microsoft. Now, she gives others the benefit of that wisdom as  an author, blogger, keynote speaker, career […]

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Case Study – Mean to Team (Part 2 of 2)

Last week, you read about the problems on Jack’s team. They were significant. Some people were at each other’s throats. Some people simply weren’t speaking to one another. Others were simply disappointed to be working in such a contentious setting. Productivity and work product were suffering. And now, the exciting conclusion… THE RESULTS: Four weeks […]

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Case Study – Mean to Team (Part 1 of 2)

THE TEAM: 12 engineers make up the operations team supporting the IT department of a large school with 25K employees. “You undercharged me.” — Jack, the Team Leader   THE SITUATION: When Jack, the Operations Team leader, reached out to us, he cited communication and cohesion challenges on his team. We soon learned that he […]

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Fail Forward Like a Baby

I’ve taken a lesson in failure from my fourteen month old baby daughter. She does fail forward with the best of them. I know “fail forward” is a bit of a controversial maxim. With all that I’ve heard and read on both sides, I think it’s primarily a semantic argument. So, whatever your thoughts on […]

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Collaboration Culture is "Got Your Back" Culture

Tracy and Cal work for a company that names “Collaboration” as a core value, but no one has ever defined collaboration. Tracy and Cal head back to their desks after the meeting. Tracy says, “Cal, You told me last month when I started working here that you were going to have my back.” Cal says, […]

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Surpass Your Goals Without Breaking a Sweat

Great Goals Are Bigger Than You I’ve been looking back at my 2015, and in a life I’m proud of, this may be my best year yet for setting and reaching goals. I’ve watched and nurtured my baby daughter grow into a gregarious, curious, and precocious toddler. I’ve watched and nurtured our baby company grow, […]

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