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Did You Know: Even Michael Jordan Missed Game Winners?

When we work with teams to develop their problem-solving skills, they often express a familiar worry, “What if we are not successful?” Team members may be concerned they will not be able to solve the problems they face. They may … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Why Is It Difficult to Facilitate Your Own Team?

Last time, I mentioned the old saying, “If you want to kill an idea, send it to a committee.” This reflects the struggles committees often experience trying to accomplish a task. Members may want to be successful in their efforts, … Continue reading

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Do You Know: The Difference Between A Committee and a Team?

We often write about working with committees or teams. Although the names may seem similar, I do not view these terms to be interchangeable. There is a significant difference between the two groups. Have you heard the saying, “If you … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Golf is a Lot Like Employee Engagement? (Part 1)

This weekend, I spent time watching the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. It featured 86 of the best golfers in the world playing a challenging course under somewhat adverse conditions. As I was watching, it brought to mind several parallels between … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How Can We Make Workplace Change More Comfortable?

Change….just the word alone can be uncomfortable. Face it, most of us do not like change. Large or small, it threatens our established way of doing things,. Even if we do not like parts of the status quo, at least … Continue reading

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Avoid the Temptation of the Quick and Easy Answer

When teams are trying to solve a problem there is often a natural level of impatience. There is a desire to find an answer and let everyone know what they have done, usually as quickly as possible. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Did You Know: 10 Employee Relations Issues and What to Do About Them

This week I read an article outlining 10 employee relations issues for 2016. In this blog entry, we would like to look at these issues and offer our thoughts on how to be prepared for them. The list as presented … Continue reading

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Did You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

The New Year is here, and so is the custom of making New Year’s resolutions. By now, some of us may have already broken the resolutions we made for 2016. This week, CALMC would like to suggest some resolutions for … Continue reading

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Go Big or Go Home

What does engaging employees really require? If you want to get the most from the process, it takes a full commitment to involving employees in decision making and creating systemic change. Anything less is not really engagement. A few years … Continue reading

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The Question Teams Eventually Ask

We have had the chance to work with some highly productive teams at CALMC. We’ve seen them develop from committees struggling to accomplish anything to become effective teams, able to work together and solve problems. We always know, however, there … Continue reading

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