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Leadership Development by Krista Skidmore

Why Curiosity and Empathy go Hand in Hand

The drive toward more inclusive and connected workplaces is becoming one of the most urgent needs in organizations, and one of the most talked-about in...

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May 18, 2022

Linda Dausend

CPLP, is a senior consultant at FlashPoint. Linda collaborates with clients to unlock the power of great leaders within their organizations.

Recent Posts

Ask Questions Like a Coach To Increase Employee Engagement

Effective Questions Can Increase Employee Engagement

More and more organizations recognize the impact of coaching on employees and their leaders to help them deliver extraordinary results. Through a...

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September 29, 2021


7 Tips for Managers to Become a Better Coach Now

Guide Employees Using Coaching Conversations

Every manager has opportunities to incorporate coaching and feedback skills into their relationships with employees, even in fields where processes and...

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August 04, 2021


Develop a Training Needs Assessment Process in 4 Steps

An Effective Needs Assessment Helps Ensure Program Success

In one form or another, most organizations perform a training needs assessment before embarking on a leadership development program. These...

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June 30, 2021

Leadership Development

Conversational Intelligence for Coaches and Leaders

Establishing Trust as a Leader Comes First

Establishing a high level of trust in relationships is a foundational necessity for any leader. Without trust, leaders have very little ability to...

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June 09, 2021


Support Leadership Development With Manager-Coaches

Manager-Coaches Multiply the Impact of Leadership Development

Learning and development initiatives have a huge opportunity to increase participant application and the retention of content by better...

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May 19, 2021


Here's Why Development is Better With Peer Learning Groups

Reinforcement And Accountability Help Leaders Succeed

We know it, we see it, we live it. When designing and delivering development programs, we know we have to intentionally build in reinforcement to...

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March 31, 2021


What is Getting in the Way of Learning and Development?

How Do You Get Past the Wait and Get Started Now?

No question, we’ve been through a serious crisis this past yearunlike anything we’ve had in decades, with broad-reaching implications and inherent...

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March 03, 2021

To Improve Teamwork During Change, Focus on Communication and Trust

Effective Teams Create Trust and Actively Share Feedback

Getting and receiving feedback is a powerful behavior for leaders to practice that becomes even more critical during times of change and...

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February 03, 2021

Team Effectiveness

How to Lead When Everything is Constantly Changing

Leadership Strategies for Constant Change in a World of Whitewater Rapids

Very early this year, I had a chance to get to the Rocky Mountains for some whitewater rafting. When my daughter was very...

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October 07, 2020

Leadership Development

Creating Trust on a Team

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Trust Must Come First For Effective Teamwork

The most important foundational component for an effective team? When asked, most people will say: trust

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August 13, 2019

Team Effectiveness