Finding the Good in Conflict

Finding the Good in Conflict

You don’t have to look very far these days to witness conflict. Topics in the news and in our local communities are evidence of many divisive concerns. Opinions range from one extreme to the other. The layers of tension have been building steadily, especially since COVID drastically changed so many of our normal routines. It’s…

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Relationships Are Built with Time and Effort

It’s the first week of fall and the final week of our formal anniversary celebration. Thank you for joining us in marking 20 years of PeopleSense Consulting. What a wonderful occasion to share with you all! BUT don’t worry, the fun isn’t over yet! We still have one more surprise we’re excited to share. So…

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20 Unexpected Leadership Insights from Zuzu the Dog: Have Fun

The celebration continues! It’s been 20 years since I founded PeopleSense Consulting, and I’ve had the honor to receive inspiration from many wonderful people, experiences, and animals since. This month, I’m celebrating by sharing 20 unexpected bits of leadership wisdom I’ve recently gained from my adopted dog Zuzu, a joyful (but sometimes challenging) presence in my life. So welcome to…

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Virtual Team Training: It Works!

Virtual Team Training PeopleSense Consulting

We all appreciate that in-person interactions can be stronger than those we have in virtual settings. It’s not just that body language is easier to read, but we aren’t dealing with technology issues, bad lighting, or audio glitches. So any managers wanting only the best results might wonder if virtual team training sessions are worth…

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Accountability in the Workplace Can Be Hard

Accountability in the Workplace Two Paths

One of the toughest decisions a leader makes is taking action when an employee isn’t working out. Maybe the reason is due to inadequate performance or it could be a poor cultural fit. In either case, if appropriate steps have been taken to resolve the issue and lots of support has been given, the right…

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Make Conflict in the Workplace a Catalyst for Change

Addressing Conflict in the Workplace (and out)

“Can a person ever change?” That was the question we kept looping back to in a virtual meeting I held with several managers last week. These seasoned professionals posed the same question multiple times and in various ways. But it all boiled down to the idea of whether conflict in the workplace can truly become…

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Here’s how to support frontline employees

Support Frontline Employees

We’re rarely afforded one crisis at a time, and 2020 has brought with it challenges on every front. It has impacted the entire globe, drastically altering the way we live and work. While we all feel deeply the sadness, grief, and overwhelm that have marked this year, some have experienced it more significantly.  It’s more…

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Are employee assessments worth it right now?

Struggling employee at home

We’ve all experienced a lot of disruption lately. COVID-19 has changed much about the way we work, but it hasn’t changed everything. In fact, the most valuable resource in any organization remains constant — the people! That can be both good and bad! People have accomplished amazing things during the pandemic We’ve seen how adaptable…

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Bad Communication = Toxic Workplace Culture

Cracking Ice like Toxic Workplace Culture

If you’ve got “bad” communication going on in your organization, it’s not just going to blow over. In fact, communication is one of the keys to a consistently healthy culture. When you replace it with trademarks like harshness, one-sidedness, or even intimidation, the result is a toxic workplace culture. In that kind of environment, it’s…

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