How Do I Ask for and Receive Feedback?

If feedback is the breakfast of champions, how do I get a bowl? One of the key truths that leaders learn is that they will need feedback from other people to continue their development. We can grow in some ways without constructive feedback, but its absence is a significant limitation. We all have a strong internal…

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Why good efforts fail in execution: five cascading communications drop-offs to avoid

The conference room. The classroom. The living room. No matter where you look, you may notice poor communications. That can include a lack of communications, poorly crafted communications that don’t take the audience into account, and communications that are far too one-way. It’s frustrating. Poor communications from the top of an organization can be more…

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Driving Engagement in State Government

We have all heard of the importance of Employee Engagement in our organizations. Integris has had the opportunity to work with a wonderful client who does not just understand this imperative, but has been able to positively change the level of engagement in their organization in a major way over the last couple of years.…

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Changes in Organizational Culture — Everything DiSC Done Right

A woman wearing a blue hat petting a light brown puppy while contemplating changes in organizational culture at her work.

The San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) has experienced a tremendously positive shift in organizational culture during a period of change unlike any they have seen in their 138-year history. Taking on contracts for several neighboring municipalities in the past 2 years has required them to undergo a massive expansion. They have nearly doubled the number…

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Why do we do what we do?

What motivates you isn’t the same for everyone What about that teammate who seems so much more daring than you, or your co-worker who is infinitely more patient? While you’re driving for accuracy and stability, what if you were able to see more clearly how and why your boss always seems to be all about…

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Don’t let inertia stand in the way of progress

Circle of Sparks Around a Man

Everyone gets into a rut… We become so comfortable in our relationships—workplace and otherwise—that we start taking them for granted. This is the best we’ll get, we think. We’ve reached the pinnacle of our effectiveness working together. There’s no more room for improvement…..NOT! We can always learn new ways to improve, to work more collaboratively…

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Learning from History: Harriet Tubman and Leadership

Leaders show their strength when the challenges are large and the dreams are big In The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner share 30+ years of research and stories about leaders at their personal best. In the best-selling book, the authors outline 30 behaviors and Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Model the Way Inspire…

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How Can I Keep the Everything DiSC® Learning Experience Alive?

Balloons Against a Blue Sky puts everything all in one place! is one of the most powerful resources you can have in your toolkit to help learners get the most out of their Everything DiSC Workplace® assessment experience. This mobile-friendly, interactive learning center helps build community among all of your DiSC® users and keeps learning alive beyond the…

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How can I help reduce conflict in my workplace?

Foxes in Conflict

Learn to turn uncomfortable encounters into productive ones We’ve all been there, trying to get the team that can’t go more than a week without some type of uproar back on track. Or how about the two senior managers who just don’t get along and butt heads at every turn? And they’re the ones responsible…

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