Post-Pandemic Challenges For A New Corporate Culture

Post-Pandemic Challenges For A New Corporate Culture

Over the past year, two big challenges my clients have consistently faced are to keep leaders and teams connected, and nurture relationships in the midst of a drastically altered workforce. Thanks to virtual team building events and initiatives, we’ve seen incredibly...

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Why Team Building & Collaboration Should Be A 2021 Priority

Why Team Building & Collaboration Should Be A 2021 Priority

Just how important is team building and collaboration in 2021? According to results of The Ken Blanchard Companies® 2021 HR/L&D Trends Survey, they’re ranked first in the top five areas of focus specifically for training delivery. The remaining four, in order, are...

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Survive or Thrive? The Choice Is Yours

Survive or Thrive? The Choice Is Yours

Being a leader comes with many challenges; you wear many hats and multitask throughout the day. When you’re constantly being pulled in different directions, you’re often not performing at your peak; you’re spending your days working reactively putting out fires,...

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How to Help Your Team Get the Most Out of Company Events

How to Help Your Team Get the Most Out of Company Events

Typically, most employees dislike attending company events.  In addition to being mundane, these events are unpopular with employees because the topics are nowhere close to their preferences.  Because of this, employees find other essential activities to attend to...

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Several Tips to Help You Usher in the New Year

Several Tips to Help You Usher in the New Year

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020? I would guess your first response to that question might involve a string of choice expletives, perhaps accompanied by some very specific hand gestures, just for emphasis. I wouldn’t blame you. The transition from one year to...

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Dear Business Leaders: Say Thank You and Use Your Words

Dear Business Leaders: Say Thank You and Use Your Words

The topic of virtual holiday gatherings is a hot one for my clients. Without the option of in-person celebrations, corporate executives and leaders are coming up with some really creative alternatives, like delivered gifts or meals, online cocktail parties and virtual...

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4 Leadership Lessons on Value and Trust

4 Leadership Lessons on Value and Trust

If you lead a team then you know it takes a lot of work to both empower your team members and ensure they feel valued and appreciated. Studies show that businesses with engaged and happy team members are 50% more productive and have 26% higher revenues. So, being able...

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4 Steps to A Stellar 2020 Holiday Season

4 Steps to A Stellar 2020 Holiday Season

“The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.” ― Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline   The 2020 holiday season certainly isn’t looking like what we’re used to. With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing and important safety guidelines in place,...

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A 2020 Guide to Self-Care in Stressful Times

A 2020 Guide to Self-Care in Stressful Times

Practicing self-care isn’t a new concept, but the meaning of it has evolved over the years but especially in 2020. As a coach, facilitator and speaker, the subject comes up quite often either when I’m working with Vida Aventura clients, facilitating workshops, or...

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5 Fabulous Ideas for Remote Team Celebrations

5 Fabulous Ideas for Remote Team Celebrations

My birthday is in October, and believe me, I stretch out the opportunities to celebrate throughout the entire month (even if my friends and family get a little tired of hearing about it). I don’t mind … I am a very enthusiastic birthday girl. Leaders should be...

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10 Powerful Movies to Inspire Leaders, Managers and Teams

10 Powerful Movies to Inspire Leaders, Managers and Teams

Take your passion And make it happen Pictures come alive You can dance right through your life What a feeling ― Lyrics to What a Feeling by Irene Cara, featured in Flashdance    Movies have always been a great source of inspiration for me. I mean, who can forget...

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Team Building For Leadership Transition: A Case Study

Team Building For Leadership Transition: A Case Study

  What happens when a colleague and team member gets promoted, and becomes the one in charge? It can certainly present challenges, but it can also lead to a more united and productive team. Just ask Sarah Waddle, State Director, AARP Indiana and Vida Aventura...

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Top Tips for Leading a Virtual Team

Top Tips for Leading a Virtual Team

"There’s a misconception that people who work from home let their home-life distractions spill into their work. For many remote workers, however, the opposite is often the case. " - Robert Glazer   How do leaders create a company’s culture and unique remote work...

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How Practicing Gratitude Impacts Everything

How Practicing Gratitude Impacts Everything

Gratitude. I sometimes get an eye roll or a sigh from a Vida Aventura client when I mention the importance of gratitude, just because the word is used so often. Keeping gratitude journals and having an “attitude of gratitude” have become automatic suggestions by...

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New Global Fortune 500 Remote Work Policy Hits The Mark

New Global Fortune 500 Remote Work Policy Hits The Mark

Have you started day-drinking yet? I’m only half-way joking. In a recent Vida Aventura blog, I discussed ways executives, leaders and managers are changing things up a bit by breaking the rules - and recreating what the workplace looks like. I also shared how I’ve...

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