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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Dec 29, 2016 3:22:00 PM

It's that time of year again! As 2016 comes to a close and we gear up for a new year, we wanted to take a look back and share with you our top blog posts from this past year.

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Employee Development, Personal Development

Is "Have Fun" in Your Job Description?

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Dec 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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I worked a part-time job in college and graduate school to help pay the bills and I learned a very valuable lesson from the different experiences I had in two of the jobs that I worked. 

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Topics: Personal Development

Getting better vs. Being good

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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In her book, Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals, Heidi Grant Halvorson talks about the difference between performance goals and mastery goals.  Performance goals are all about being good at a specific task.  Mastery goals are focused on getting better or improving.  Halvorson puts it this way: being good goals are about proving yourself while getting better goals are about improving yourself.

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Topics: Personal Development

Ask the Experts: Working Together

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 20, 2016 10:06:00 AM

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Q: My annual reviews usually bring up that I need to work on my connecting with co-workers more. Why is this important?

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Topics: Leadership, High Performing Teams, Personal Development

Ask the Experts: Personal Values

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 15, 2016 1:42:00 PM

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Q: I want my values to be more evident in my workplace, more intentional. Where do I start?

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Topics: Leadership, Personal Development

Ask the Experts: Strategic Planning

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 13, 2016 1:42:00 PM

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Q: Why are we having trouble executing our strategic plan?

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Topics: Leadership, Personal Development

Ask the Experts: Leading Change

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 9, 2016 10:15:00 AM

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Q: How do we become more agile with change?

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Topics: Leadership, Personal Development

Ask the Experts: Company Culture

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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Q: How can we have a dynamic company culture like I see other companies have achieved?

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Topics: Leadership, Personal Development

Ask the Experts: Bridging Generations

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 2, 2016 1:30:00 PM

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Q: What can I do to better relate with and motivate my Millennial employees?

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Topics: Leadership, Millennials, Personal Development

Winning the Right Way

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Aug 19, 2016 4:02:06 PM


Which came first - your values or your actions? Watch as Steve Reinemund, retired CEO of Pepsi Co., discusses the importance of not just stating your values, but living them out. That's how you truly "win."

Your values are not meant to just be beautifully written words that live on a page; they are to be practiced on a daily basis through the way you make decisions and lead your team. It's execution on what you say you value that gives that value meaning. 

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Topics: Leadership, Values, Personal Development