Posts Categorized: Organizational Psychology

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 »

A World Full of Paradoxes

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Feeling overwhelmed and confused? You are not alone. LEGO has identified 11 paradoxes to remind managers and leaders of the tensions they need to balance at all times. Here are some of their realities: To be able to establish close relationships with your employees – and to keep the proper distance To take the lead… Read more »

When Too Many Smart People Spoil the Team – A Guest Blog by Hodges L. Golson

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We are pleased to be sharing Hodges Golson’s blog on the team dynamics if you have only uber bright people as members. Hodges has been consulting with CEOs on issues of leadership team effectiveness, leadership succession, executive selection and unique life-at-the-top questions and problems for over 40 years. We hope you will find this blog… Read more »

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?

Posted by & filed under Family and Independent Business, Leadership Development, Organizational Psychology.

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 »