29 Nov 2022

by Kim Ellet, CPC, ACC Does your organization tell the truth about its culture? Many organizations tout their inclusion policies but let’s take a closer look at “true belonging”. Do individuals feel treated as an insider in your organization, despite differences in gender, ethnicity, culture, or other differences? Does everyone have the same opportunity for influence or advancement? ...

07 Nov 2022

by Kim Ellet, CPC, ACC There is a lot to be said for engaging in difficult conversations, but how can you best prepare for one? Difficult conversations can revolve around miscommunication or not realizing how comments are being heard or interpreted, for example. Not only is it uncomfortable to endure such situations, it is also hard to figure out what to do to make things better.   ...

03 Oct 2022

by Kim Ellet, CPC, ACC In business it’s important to check your reality regularly; to review your financials, your sales, your progress toward goals. It’s also important to periodically reflect and review your expectations. Look at the expectations you hold for yourself, for co-workers, team members, and customers, and how those expectations affect your desired outcomes. Expectatio...

12 Sep 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach In the DISC Assessment, we learn that each of the four communication styles has strengths, yet within each style, too much of a “strength” can become a weakness. Too much dominance from the D style can end up alienating team members but moving things forward (a key characteristic of the D style) is essential to growing and achieving goals.  T...

18 Aug 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach In manufacturing, Just in Time (JIT) is an inventory management method in which, according to Zoho, goods are received from suppliers only as they are needed. The reasoning behind this method is to reduce overhead costs of storing a lot of materials that may or may not actually be sold or used to produce a product.  However, this concept of J...

05 Aug 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach We all see the world through our own lens of experience, culture, generational learning, peer and community influences. What would our leadership impact be if we could take a step back, a deep breath, and ask questions to learn about and from each other rather than setting out to control one another. “Control one another” sounds sinister, ...

25 Jul 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach Many organizations are talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Efforts often focus on moving people to a place of tolerating others rather than embracing or cultivating genuine relationships. The real magic happens when everyone is welcomed to the table to create a new organizational culture – together! Recently I heard a comment l...

23 Jun 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach Many employees feel they do not have any control over the company culture or climate. It’s often seen as a “good” culture or a “bad” one. There is focus on what executive leadership needs to do for employees to feel included or that they matter. Don’t get me wrong, the culture is shaped by executive leadership, what the company says they stan...

13 Jun 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach In many businesses and departments, the culture exists that employees feel like they are walking on proverbial eggshells: that uncomfortable feeling of saying or doing the wrong thing and facing ridicule, shame, or perhaps being “canceled.” The best leaders create and maintain an environment that approves of imperfection. Here are 4 reason...

30 May 2022

By Kim Ellet, Certified Professional Coach What makes Leadership Strategic? In my Strategic Business Mindset Academy, we couple Strategic along with Leadership to emphasize the importance of reflection, planning, and courage it takes to be the best leader you can be - to be an effective leader, to be the leader your team, and your business need you to be. Effective Leadership, S...

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