Team Effectiveness

The Office Holiday Goose!

This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal.  Hopefully your work life balance is in check and you’re spending time with your family this holiday season. But whether you’re on the job or away on break, we’ve got a fun ...

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Washington Navy Yard: Turn the Ship Around

This morning, a shooting on the Washington Navy Yard resulted in several injuries and even some fatalities (CBSNEWS). In thinking of the people affected by this situation, our hearts are heavy. With the advents of technology, learning to penetrate a security fire-wall has become a lot more possible than it used to be and although the details behind this event’s ...

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Slain DiMaggio, Saved Hannah

Sometimes life and death situations can teach vital lessons that apply to the work world. The Los Angeles Times reported on August 11th, that teen Hannah Anderson was rescued from kidnapper James DiMaggio. DiMaggio was shot and killed by an FBI agent during the rescue. The story actually began on August 4th, when DiMaggio murdered Hannah’s mother and little brother, before taking off ...

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Making friends at Monsters University

First comes high school, then comes college, then comes the stress of adulthood. Like Sully and Wazowski in Monsters University, most of us find surprising friendships and build lifelong relationships when we attend college. After that, every minute of the day becomes consumed in meeting deadlines, skill development, taking care of the kids and balancing life in general. Amidst it ...

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Is Cirque Du Soleil becoming your Circus Act?

Unfortunately, a tragedy took place in Las Vegas last Sunday when Cirque Du Soleil acrobat Sarah Guyard-Guillot died after a 50 foot fall during a performance. The rope broke, causing her to plummet to her demise and the show “Ka” has been cancelled until further notice. In the wake of this heart-breaking tragedy, we wish comfort and recovery to Sarah’s loved ones. ...

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Leadership Qualities of Vint Cerf

Vinton Cerf is considered one of the “fathers of the internet.” He has served as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google since 2005. He previously worked at the US Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Agency and has been a faculty member at Stanford University. He’s most frequently acknowledged for his technological accomplishments and business savvy. But, Vint Cerf’s ...

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Mary Barra’s Leadership

Mary Barra is the highest ranking woman in the automotive industry. She is the newest CEO of GM and in 2005 she appeared on the list of 100 leading women in the auto industry, by Automotive News (Business Week). These facts are just a glimpse at her success. Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times describes Mary: “When she starts her new gig ...

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Despicable Golden Corral Compass

Though it may not be a material compass like the one used in the movie The Golden Compass, using a moral compass in business and life is crucial for success. Have you utilized your moral compass lately? In other words, are you inspecting the best value-based path for yourself and your organization? If you’re not sure, you many want to re-evaluate. Your ethical ...

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Catching Fire on the job?

 Management Monday… Managing the Boss Feeling suppressed? You were excelling in your company until you got that promotion, but now you seem to be the focus of rivalry. This isn’t a rare situation. According to Inc., three out of every four employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job. Growing professionals often experience authoritative competitiveness ...

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Mad Employee Wildfire

Management Monday: Managing Mad Employees No one likes to talk about office politics, bad bosses, emotionally abusive coworkers, or people being shoved under the rug due to popularity. Sadly, these situations are symptoms of poor work culture and every company is susceptible, especially during changes in management like those happening at Microsoft or during acquisitions like Google’s purchase of Nest. And when voices are ...

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