Martha Duesterhoft

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Martha Duesterhoft is a Partner with PeopleResults,a consultancy that guides organizations and individuals to “start the wave” of change. You can contact her at mduesterhoft@people-results.com.

The Annual Office Holiday Party: Is It Really Worth Having One?

Ahhhh … it’s that time of year again when companies may feel inclined to celebrate the holidays with an office party. Do you work for one of those companies? I know that after 2008, many companies opted out of the annual celebration for economic reasons, but there are still those who are offering…

5 Coaching Skills That Every Manager Needs to Have

Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 11. Our regular content will return on Monday. Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you…

5 Coaching Skills That Every Manager Needs to Have

Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you can have a positive impact on the business is by operating more as a “Coach” than a “Manager.” A study conducted by Bersin & Associates…

5 Important Lessons If You Move to Virtual Onboarding

Why is it we have big “going away” parties when people retire and depart a company, but don’t make a big deal and celebrate when new hires join an organization? For many new hires, the initial experience with their new employer is about filling out paperwork and getting the run-down on policies. Yes,…

The Power of Candor: How a Frank Discussion Builds Trust in Your Team

Last week I witnessed something in the boardroom of one of my clients that I’d only seen with actors following a script on TV or in the movies: A genuinely honest dialogue among a senior leadership team. The conversation was about owning operational and communication issues that have negatively impacted their organization’s culture….