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Leader Communicator Blog
When leaders call us for help with any type of communication, our first step is to understand what’s going on. We need to assess the audience and current state to identify key issues or opportunities before making recommendations.

Typically, this involves using some type of communications measurement tool or method to guide our solution. And we often hear, "We already know our communication is poor, why measure?"
The Huffington Post
Imagine a workplace where people are allowed to play and even better encouraged to play. Believe it or not, that is what is happening in some organizations. Look at Google, all employees have access to and can play during their workday. They have all sorts of activities like bowling, meditation, wall climbing, volleyball and more. Facebook, LinkedIn and Ideo also provide opportunities for play time at work, anything from ping-pong to arcade games and a few take it one step further by instilling a culture of play. These fun activities are not just for lunch, employees can get up and go play when they get tired of working on a project or answering emails.
Science of People
Humans are social creatures. We thrive by helping each other grow.

Nearly everything you accomplish is a result of the people you spend time with. From sharing information about new opportunities to playing an influential role in your personal development, your network – every person you know – is there supporting you along the way.

This is why building relationships is such an important skill. Every person you meet is a vault containing a wealth of insight, knowledge and experiences. As you get to know people, you get to share that wealth and use it to make your own life richer and more successful.
Longwood Gardens
OASIS® Grower Solutions
Harvard Business Review
The world tends toward continuums. We order everything from temperature (cold to hot, with tepid in the middle) to wealth (poor to comfortable to rich). Continuity along a linear line, like the inexorable laws of hydrodynamics, helps to capture and comprehend the complexities of science and society, and offers the promise of progress and growth.
Harvard Business Review
Although the scientific study of leadership is well established, its key discoveries are unfamiliar to most people, including an alarmingly large proportion of those in charge of evaluating and selecting leaders.

This science-practitioner gap explains our disappointing state of affairs. Leaders should drive employee engagement, yet only 30% of employees are engaged, costing the U.S. economy $550 billion a year in productivity loss. Moreover, a large global survey of employee attitudes toward management suggests that a whopping 82% of people don’t trust their boss. You only need to google "my boss is..." or "my manager is..." and see what the autocomplete text is to get a sense of what most people think of their leaders.
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
AmericanHort Calendar
October 6, 2016
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