Posts Categorized: Organizational Psychology

The Gift of Feedback

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How we see ourselves, as well as the ways in which we choose to develop, are often greatly influenced by others. If we reflect on our lives, our choices, it is easy to see how the awareness of how we have impacted others greatly influences the person we have become. It is this ongoing ebb… Read more »

The Price of Avoiding Conflict

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We often hear about conflict management within organizations, and I don’t imagine it is something that will die down anytime soon.   Recently, the topic resurfaced when I got my own Conflict Management Style results from a Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI).  It seems that my chief way of handling conflict (according to my own answers) was to… Read more »

Engagement 2.0 – Engagement of Employees in the Future – A Guest Blog by Thorsten Eger

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We are privileged to post a guest blog from our client Thorsten Eger, Vice President of Human Resources at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada, whose perspectives on employee engagement we highly value.  We hope you enjoy the read and look forward to your comments. Engagement 2.0 – Engagement of Employees in the Future By: Thorsten Eger Recently,… Read more »

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How Can It Be Improved?

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At MarchFifteen we facilitate Emotional Intelligence sessions within organizations and find this a fascinating topic to share with clients. I was very inspired while doing EQ/EI research to come across a Harvard Business Review Blog. It reinforced that it is possible to shift an individual, a team and an entire organization towards a higher awareness… Read more »

The Power of Influence – Building Enduring Business for a World of Constant Change: Part II – The Primary Ingredients of Influence

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At MarchFifteen, we are fascinated by business literature on leadership and influence.  It is our role to have the most current business knowledge and awareness to best help you every day of the week. We recognize that there are many things that create influential leaders, and part two of this blog consists of a set… Read more »

Could Smartly Investing in the Individual Development of Your Sales People Be Good for Your Company?

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Below is a case study, not hypothetical, but an example. An organization we worked with recently is continuously experiencing growth. They are quite stunned, and not really able to pinpoint exactly what the “magic” that their sales reps bring to the table is.  They see the numbers but are not able to repeat the success… Read more »

What Is Team Alignment?

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A management team is not much different than a hockey team. An aligned management team has a common vision, with clear business priorities that members are committed to. There is clarity of each other’s roles and responsibilities, authorities and decision-making lines are understood and success is clearly defined. Conflicts are dealt with in an open constructive manner and group norms are established for working together.