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Undervaluation: Overcoming The Toxic Impact Of Leaders Undervaluing Employee Contributions

Wednesday, Jun 21st, 2017

By Shelley Hom

“A leader is someone people follow not because they have to, but because they want to.”
-Unattributed-

We have all read the concerning news about disengagement in our workforce. Statistics are staggering, per a recent officevibe.com blog: 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged, 89% of employers think […]

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The Story of Us – Our Shiny-eyed Team: Part 2

Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2017

By Brandon Miller
CEO – 34 Strong, Inc.
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

John Maxwell tells leaders, “Live Your Message: practice what you preach. That’s where credibility comes from.”   We believe it’s imperative that we build the type of strengths based organization we are teaching about outside our office walls.  After four years, […]

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The Story of Us – Our 34 Strong WHY behind it all: Part 1

Thursday, Jun 8th, 2017

By Brandon Miller
CEO – 34 Strong, Inc.
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

Everyone around the office loves Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action.  One of the things he so aptly communicates is the importance for an organization to clearly identify and communicate their unique WHY.  The WHY has nothing to do […]

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Escaping Cookie Cutter Leadership Through Utilizing Our Strengths Tools

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Shelley Hom

Do you love to read the books that give insight into what great leadership looks like? I know I do! I think many of us have, “Start With Why”, “Turn Your Ship Around”, “Good to Great”, “Leading Change”, “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People” … the list goes on and on.  […]

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The Mother Chronicles: Leadership Lessons From Motherhood and Mentorship

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Shelley Hom

I have taken leadership classes, mentored up-and-coming leaders, and even had my share of leadership faux pas (unfortunate lessons learned the hard way)…yet the most profound of lessons came in an unexpected place.

Facebook.

On Mother’s Day.

Here were post, after post, after post of pure mentorship.

And it hit me, who […]

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The Power of Strengths-Based Coaching: The 15Five Case Study

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO – 34 Strong Inc.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

~African Proverb

Over 8,000 people take Gallup’s Strengths Finder Assessment every day. That’s over 8,000 people who discover the top five strengths that they […]

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The Double Edged Sword of Transparent Leadership? | Insights From Dov Baron

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

By Dov Baron
President, Authentic Paragon Alliance

As 10,000 Baby Boomers a day exit the workforce, today’s leaders are facing a massive influx of Millennials (People born between the years of 1980 and 2000) who are calling for their leaders to be both transparent and vulnerable.  This is all well and good except that […]

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Giving Employees A Voice: The Little Things Matter

Thursday, Apr 27th, 2017

By Shelley Hom

I was asked a question a number of years ago: if I could have any job in my current place of employment, what would it be. ANY job, even one that didn’t exist at this time.

My response was surprising to him. He assumed my answer would be some fun tech job, […]

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Why The Employee Value Proposition Matters | Unpacking The State Of The American Workplace #7

Wednesday, Apr 19th, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO, 34 Strong Inc.

Organizations often focus outwardly on the value that they seek in candidates to have for respective positions.  Perhaps, for that new sales associate, we know they will need to provide value by being able to help prospect through identifying needs and confidently going in for the ask. […]

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What Employees Value The Most In Their Role, Culture, And Life – 5 Key Insights | Unpacking The State Of The American Workplace #6

Thursday, Apr 13th, 2017

By Darren Virassammy
COO, 34 Strong Inc.

Gallup finds employees are looking for fit within their role, culture and life. With 35% of employees having changed jobs within the last 3 years, it should be alarming that 91% of that group left their company to do so. Why is this so important to drill […]

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