Author Archive | Karin Hurt

How to MBWA Without Getting in the Way

My phone rang, “Karin, she’s here …” “Crud, just what we needed today! Bad MBWA. Aghhh. You know the drill, warn the others. I’ll let John (my boss) know.” John picked up the phone, “Okay, is your team ready? Remember there’s no such thing as a good executive visit with her, let’s just keep it […]

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How to Motivate Your Team – When You Don’t Set the Goals

Have you ever been given a goal by your supervisors and thought, “Ugh! What are they thinking? My team’s gonna hate this!” If so, you’re not alone. Every manager has to figure how to motivate your team in situations like these. People don’t like it when they feel goals are ‘shoved down their throats’ – […]

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Ceremonies, Celebration, and How to Create Meaningful Beginnings

Imagine the Olympics without the opening ceremonies. What if the games just started. No torch. No sexy flag carriers, no dancers. No music. No costumes.  No human interest stories. No ceremonial coming together of divided political interests. Just, “Up first, curling.” Ceremonies and rituals invite us to stop and consider the magic of the moment. Ceremonies signal us to […]

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Innovation and Creativity at Work: A Frontline Festival

Are you searching for ways to bring more innovation and creativity to your team? In this month’s Frontline Festival, thought leaders from around the world share their insights on how to foster innovation at work. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline […]

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5 Ways to Build Career Resiliency

Bad things happen to good people.  Karma doesn’t always show up in time.  Even good people may find that the knife in their backsports their own fingerprints.  Even the most well-intentioned leaders do stupid stunts from time to time.  My time in HR gave me a front row seat to such tragedies.  It’s not a […]

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