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The Communication Marathon

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Closely aligned with achieving constant communication is ensuring that you are putting in place engagement opportunities that will ensure your consistent messages are continuous. This is not a sprint but a marathon, prepare well and be committed.  

Building Trust through Consistency

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This is the second discussion in the series “Navigating to Total Engagement” and will focus upon the first pillar of C3 Communication - Consistency.   

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

Navigating to Total Engagement

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I’ve chosen to title this series of upcoming blogs “Navigating to Total Engagement”. I’ve safely navigated U.S. Warships more times than I can remember through channels and into ports that presented many challenges such as shallow water, poor visibility, and heavy ship traffic. The fundamental seafaring tools that have been relied upon for centuries, by the Polynesians or Columbus, delivered the ships and Sailors that I was responsible for safely, time and time again.

Evoke Development Welcomes New Partner, Wally Lovely

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Captain Wally Lovely, U.S. Navy (Retired), recently joined Evoke Development in Jacksonville, Florida as the Vice President of Talent Development and Leadership Consulting Services. Mr. Lovely will be responsible for expanding and enhancing the coaching, mentoring, leadership, and humanitarian programs offered by Evoke Development, both domestically and abroad.

Stop Arguing, It Is Hurting Your Reputation

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Are you putting your reputation at risk? Marshall Goldsmith’s article entitled “Don't Damage Your Reputation - End Pointless Argument” does a great job of pointing out the down side to being “too” committed to your own agenda. So, the next time...

Making a Difference – Celebrating National Mentoring Month

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Over my life, I have been blessed with hundreds of wonderful people from around the world who have shared invaluable insights, experiences, and encouragement. Whether they realized it or not, their generosity through shared knowledge or personal example has helped me become the woman I am today.

The funny thing is, most of us don’t realize the impact we have on others – even people we don’t know. Think about it, what messages are you consciously and unconsciously sharing every day? How can your experiences, attitudes, and work ethic influence and serve as an example to others?

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It’s Not What Is Said, But What Is Heard

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Recently, I’ve been working on a project that made me stop and think about how important it is to make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the meaning of the words you use. Although there is a common definition to most words, how an individual perceives a word based on his/her past experience may vary enormously. The words in question on this particular project are coaching and counseling. And, because of the difference in perception between the individuals involved, there is a lot of conflict in how certain situations should be handled.

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Organizations and Psychological Systems

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According to Kast & Rosenzweig (1985, p. 5), organizations consist of goal-oriented arrangements, people with a purpose, psychosocial systems, people interacting in groups, technological systems, people using knowledge and techniques, and integration of structured activities, people working together in patterned relationships.

The Power of Two - The Value of Sharing

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Mentoring can be defined as a significant, beneficial effect on the life or style of another person, generally as a result of personal one-on-one contact. A mentor is one who offers knowledge, insight, perspective, or wisdom that is especially useful to the other person. 

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