Posts by author: MarchFifteen

MarchFifteen Goes Digital on Strategy Implementation

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A strong, new partnership with DecideAct enables MarchFifteen to help you, our clients, with strategy implementation using a groundbreaking digital solution. We are excited to announce our partnership with DecideAct – a dedicated provider of a cloud-based Strategy Execution Management solution that simplifies and streamlines manual implementation and follow-up of strategies, helping companies and organizations… Read more »

Managing and Courting Conflict in Teams and Virtual Teams

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Some conflict in teams is inevitable and, in fact, can be healthy. When we have different values as individuals, communication becomes paramount so that we can understand where conflicts can arise. As noted by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, the more we really get to know people, the better we get along. Familiarity… Read more »

Let’s stop “shoulding”​ on each other – A Guest Blog by Kevin McKenzie

Posted by & filed under Positive Psychology at Work.

We are pleased to share an article by MarchFifteen’s friend, Senior Advisory Partner at EY, Kevin McKenzie, whose common sense and insight is always refreshing and meaningful.  Kevin astutely observes the emotionality of people during difficult times, and how they might respond when “shoulded”. A great piece, and a useful addition to our toolbox on how to operate… Read more »

The ART of Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Guest Blog by Suzanne Killick

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“I broke my leg!” Sally called in this morning and shared her news with Barb, her manager. Barb was sympathetic and offered assistance with organizing Sally’s sick time. She let Sally’s team know and they were understanding and quickly planned to send flowers and a card. Barb worked with the team to help reorganize their… Read more »

COVID-19 Virtual (Just-in-time) Coaching

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As we all continue to work through this crisis, MarchFifteen is acutely aware of the extra pressures placed on managers. We are implementing a temporary coaching offer to help managers – and thus your teams – deal with: The anxiety around the current state of ambiguity and uncertainty. Their own stress and the stress of… Read more »

Kurt Hahn’s Five Pillars

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As many of you know, Outward Bound is an organization that is close to MarchFifteen’s heart. We are deeply connected to their mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery. Their simple philosophy of “there is more in you than you think” is especially applicable in trying times like… Read more »

The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored – A Guest Blog by Helen Hirsh Spence

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We are excited to share with you a fascinating blog by MarchFifteen friend, Helen Hirsh Spence, offering a fresh perspective on the value of senior workers in the workplace. Enjoy the read! The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored By: Helen Hirsh Spence Over the last few years I have attended… Read more »