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What’s your Thumball Style?

What’s your Thumball Style?

Take this quiz and find out!

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Criticism, Feedback and the Power of Praise

Criticism, Feedback and the Power of Praise

A good leader knows how to give feedback and praise. Just ask Kim Scott, whose TED Talk on Radical Candor, transformed our understanding of what it means to be a good boss. Certainly, criticism may be... read more

Top Tips to Facilitate Great Meetings

Top Tips to Facilitate Great Meetings

Betty Lochner, an expert in training, coaching and communication, shares 7 tips that will keep you out of Meeting Hell and in Meeting Heaven! In her recent blog, she shares 7 wonderful insights. I've ... read more

Tackling Stress Management at Work

Tackling Stress Management at Work

Life before stress looks like unadulterated happiness -- laughter, dancing, and ear-to-ear smiles. Life after stress looks like the parents in the image above, who are watching the kids at play. To th... read more

Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

You already know that learning requires an investment of time and mental focus. Listening to a lecture, reading a book, playing an experiential game, or watching a video can only get you so far. The r... read more

Pop quizzes? Nah, let’s play!

Pop quizzes? Nah, let’s play!

It was finals week at my son's school and I asked him if he was ready for his chemistry test. He explained that he'd been studying all week, day and night, and, yes, he was ready.  Despite his assuran... read more

Getting to know you with Quick Response Whiteboards

Getting to know you with Quick Response Whiteboards

If your group would feel more relaxed and benefit from knowing a bit more about one another, try this Quick Response Board activity. Have each person write on the board a most unusual fact about th... read more