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Make your life easier. Set clear expectations.

Make your life easier. Set clear expectations. Often we get calls to help leaders with the challenges of the performance conversation. While there are absolutely things you can do make those conversations better when you are in them, the most important thing you can do to make performance conversations simpler is set clear expectations from […]

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Handling tough feedback with grace.

Feedback is an important part of helping individuals and organizations be more successful. It plays a role in how we learn, how we develop ourselves, improve our impact, improve our relationships:  all of which should lead us to be happier and hopefully better paid! So, feedback is a really important tool. From an ethree perspective, […]

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Handling emotional responses – Part 2

So in part 1 we tackled getting up the gumption to even have conversations that might trigger an emotional response.   And yes,  I know its not easy but there is such positive benefit that can come from having those conversations that we really need to not put them on the side line. So now […]

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Handling emotional responses – Part 1

When I do training on giving feedback or having performance conversations,  a common theme  is the concern people have around emotional responses.   Many people know that they should give regular feedback, or have conversations if someone isn’t hitting the mark, but they get stuck on what will happen if they do, and what emotional response […]

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4 tips to work better with your boss

Your leader has the greatest impact on how you feel about coming to work every day.  They have the ability to impact what work you do, the quality of the team you are in and how much information you get.  They are the people that help you feel connected, feel heard, and feel valued.   […]

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Charlottesville. This is behaviour we teach.

As I sit here, the media is showcasing the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the riots there between white nationalists and counter-protestors that have claimed a life, left many more injured and have further divided an already fractured nation of people. To say that the events are sad and distressing is like saying the ocean […]

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Assumptions. They can derail your conversations.

Assumptions.    We have all heard the saying “Assume – makes an ass out of you and me”.  While I am not entirely sold on the language, I don’t mind the premise. Whenever I working with a leader or team on a sticky situation or a topic they are struggling to address I can bet […]

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Where is your energy?

Where is your energy? Many of us spend time thinking about how to be successful in what we do.  Often we come back to being better at managing our time.  After all, time is precious right?    And yes, whether we manage our time to do the things that matter or fritter it away will […]

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4 ways to ready yourself for change

4 ways to ready yourself for change. If there is one thing we can count on, its that nothing will stay the same for very long! No matter what your personality, preferences or change profile, at some point all of us experience a change or two that we find harder to handle, whether that is […]

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3 tips for a strong strategic plan

Its a new year and many of us are busy setting plans and resolutions for 2017. That process is equally valuable for your business or organization as it is for you personally. At ethree we help a range of organizations with their strategic planning process. If you’re looking to build or finalize your plans for […]

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