Episode 170 – Are you willing to communicate?

In a business or professional setting, the best way to get things done correctly and efficiently is through communication. For a business to succeed, communication efforts should be the driving force with whatever situation you’re facing. Not communicating can give out impressions of apathy, callousness, and carelessness. To put it simply, good communication = productivity. For owners, professionals, and/or employees, here’s a couple of questions to ponder on: Do you effectively communicate? Are you proactively making efforts to communicate?  Tune in for another informative episode of the Dawn Shuler When People Thrive, Companies Thrive podcast. Other podcast episodes to reference:
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Creating a Strengths-Based Culture

To be successful, you need to play to your strengths, and the people in your organization need to play to their strengths as well.  All this as opposed to boosting your weaknesses because  of the traditional “weaknesses are  your biggest area of growth and opportunity” drivel that shows up in old-style employee evaluations. Your biggest area of growth and opportunity is really to focus and maximize your strengths. It’s about creating a strengths-based workplace, creating a strengths-based culture. When you do that, you create a winning culture because when you have that strengths-based workplace, it’s transformational. That type of culture
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Episode 169 – Communication is different now

The way we communicate now is very different. With modern technology, the way we communicate from 8 months ago has changed dramatically because of COVID-19. Before, we could lightly knock and poke our heads in a colleague’s office doors; now communication is mostly done digitally, usually in the form of emails, direct messages, text messages, and the like. As a result, much of the way we communicate is forcibly done through writing. So what we can all take away from this? Each person has a preferred way of communicating, and not everyone is suited to communicating through text. A good
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Episode 168 – Energy units, self-care, and compassion

Our lives look far different now than they were about a year ago. If there’s anything to learn from events this year, it’s the crucial importance of self-care. Every day we’re faced with situations that can mentally or physically take its toll. I’ve talked before about energy units and how they’re finite. Some of us wake up with fewer energy units because of what’s going on. The social distancing, staying at home, missing important events from family and friends, all these seemingly little things can add up and drain us. We’re constantly facing circumstances that can take energy units away
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Episode 167 – Interview with Lisa Niser on Financial Health for Employees

It was a delight interviewing Lisa Niser of Taking On Taxes Together. We had an insightful discussion about taxes, finances, and subjects like: Looking at taxes through a different lens Making taxes and finances fun Tax returns are the least important number Managing and understanding taxes better Empowering people by taking control of their finances One reason why I think you should listen to this interview… the in-depth talk about properly handling your taxes,  invaluable information delivered in an accessible and non-intimidating manner. About Lisa Niser Lisa Niser has been doing taxes for 25 years, first with Big Four accounting
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Episode 166 – We’re caught up in the whirlwind

There’s a lot going on…. no denying it.  If we continue on with our fast thinking, we’ll keep responding out of fear.  So how do we combat that? We need to slow down and go to that place of Be, Do, Have… rather than Have, Do, Be.  What would your higher and wiser self do? Can you channel that slower thinking and peaceful self and make decisions from there? Listen in as Dawn Shuler discusses how we get caught up in the whirlwind… as well as how we can disengage from the whirlwind and make decision from a place of
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Episode 165 – You have a voice

If there is anything this recent election has taught us is that we all have a voice.  It’s important that we stand up and share it. That isn’t only true in politics. It’s also true in your organization.  You have a voice. Are you taking advantage of opportunities to use it? Listen in as Dawn Shuler shares instances where people do – and do not – use their voice in their organizations. Special bonus:  a favorite scene from one of Dawn’s favorite movies, The King’s Speech.
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