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Simple Tips for Managing Conflict on Teams

Two office employees high-fiving while working through conflict successfully

No team, whether workplace, sports, family, or community, is void of conflict. Life is full of differing ideas, values, beliefs, and emotions. And there are countless ways to handle conflict. As we mature in life and obtain more experience with conflict, we learn different ways to handle it. Hence, managing conflict on teams is one… Read more »

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Strategies For Preserving Middle Ground On Teams

Two teams of wooden figures standing on either side of an argument

When it comes to optimal team performance, strategies for preserving a safe space for discourse (i.e. “the middle ground”) is imperative. Teams who achieve great outcomes rely heavily on the middle ground conversations where ideas are shared and different opinions are welcomed. If teams have no safe space, there is no genuine growth or development… Read more »

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The Value of Investing in Great Assistants

I can’t help but refer to Barb Smith, founder at Courtside Leadership and Find My Team, endearingly as Coach Smith. When she contacted me about contributing a blog discussing the value of investing in great assistants, I considered my own career trajectory from beginning as a marketing assistant to my current role. After reading and… Read more »

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Is Zooming in Causing Us to Zone Out?

Asian woman zoning out while staring at her computer screen in a dark room

The morning alarm goes off and you are up and running. Get the kids ready for school and get yourself ready for work. You begin to open your home office and prepare your computer for the list of Zoom meetings you have scheduled for the day. But wait, COVID is still here, and your kids are… Read more »

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A Conversation with O’nika’s Angels

Volunteering to make a difference

Courtside Leadership’s conversation with the non profit organization called O’nika’s Angels about how they formed after the George Floyd’s tragedy.

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Tips for Fostering Appreciation in the Workplace

When was the last time you really paused long enough to appreciate your life, team, or organization? Our lives and jobs are so busy that it’s extremely difficult to stop long enough to appreciate. And when we finally do take a break, reflection on what we appreciate is not typically a top-of-the-list priority. Yet it’s… Read more »

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Paving the Way for More Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the struggle for women to be heard. While the basis of this day stems from voter rights and equal representation, the power of the message envelops every corner in the life of women. Our ongoing fight to be part of meaningful conversations and the subsequent decisions is a battle that seemingly… Read more »

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Stop Avoiding Social Media: How leaders can embrace this vital platform

According to the latest research by Datareportal, there are approximately 4.5 billion users on social media today. That’s more than fifty percent of the global population, with that number growing by more than 13% in the last year alone. They also report that of that number of social media users, the average time spent on… Read more »

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