Creating a Culture of Connection

Welcome to my blog, Creating a Culture of Connection! My posts are based on 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and what I see leader, teams, and organizations struggle with the most. In each post I share important “nuggets” that you can use right away to build better relationships and create more whole-hearted connections. Enjoy!

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  • We are VERY excited about the launch of our Remote Teams Virtual Coach app — and it couldn’t come at a better time! At PRC, we’ve been tracking the growth of virtual teams for years, but this pandemic has proven that virtual teams are here......

  • Need a goal as you emerge from your quarantine fog? We have just the thing. Make a plan to be a better leader, a better teammate and a more empathetic professional. Get your DISC certification this summer. Everything DiSC® is the premier assessment to tool......

  • To say that 2020 is not what we thought it would be is a massive understatement. Over the past three months, we’ve all been thrust into the world of remote work. In many cases, it hasn’t been ideal, but it is the new normal. Even......

  • We’re taking coaching mobile. The global response to COVID-19 and the ‘work from home’ mandate has taught us many things at PRC. We are taking that learning and investing it in tools that will make virtual leaders and teams as effective as possible. In order......

  • It’s no surprise that last month’s Boulder Start-Up Week, the annual week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, was held virtually this year. So it’s apropos that the organizers asked PRC CEO Tara Powers to present on Day One about Strategies for Working Virtually. Under the title of......

  • It’s all about the stories. Our origin stories, the stories told in our own voices. The stories that inspire and inform. Telling stories of inspiration is the philosophy behind the content in VoyageDenver’s online magazine. As they put it, “we’ve had the privilege to connect......

  • No need to soft pedal. It’s been a rough couple of months, and the slow recovery from the pandemic will be not be easy. There has never been a more important time to recognize and celebrate true, courageous leadership. The world is truly desperate for......

  • Creating connection with your team was easy when you were all in the same office. Host a team lunch or simply check in with everyone face-to-face. But these are different times. You’ve been thrust into the role of virtual team leader with very little preparation,......

  • We know your new virtual work has been highly disruptive. But in the spirit of looking on the bright side, consider the following upsides of remote work. You are working. Let’s start with the obvious. Millions of people are out of work and applying for......

  • So now that we’re all working from home, let’s do a quick check-in. Have you fallen into the habit of wearing pjs all day? Are you checking voicemails at all hours and answering emails at midnight? If so, it’s time to set some boundaries to......

  • We’ve all been thrust into the world of remote work – setting up home offices at kitchen tables and in spare bedrooms, praying for stable home wifi and looking for ways to quiet a barking dog during meetings. It’s definitely not ideal, but it’s the......

  • It’s been several weeks now since most of us began our pandemic-driven, work-from-home mandate – how are all your remote teams doing. A major workplace shift like the one we’re all living now, cannot occur without causing major disruption to teams. Give yourselves the grace......

  • We know many of you are new to this whole remote work thing. Response to the coronavirus has pushed thousands of people out of the office to newly formed home offices with the hope of working a normal workday. Understandably it’s been a challenge for......

  • We know there are a lot of you who are experiencing remote work for the first time. Maybe it’s going smoothly, but chances are you’ve had some bumps along the way. It’s pretty clear that this home-based workforce will be in place for weeks or......

  • Understanding motivators and stressors – and the impact that style and approach has on team members – is a critical first step in becoming a great leader. Help your leaders build their EQ muscle by attending PRC’s DISC certification event in May. Only a few......

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