Below you’ll find practical advice on subjects ranging from personal productivity to organizational culture, regularly updated.

CI International’s Coaching Circles

By CI Team : 03-07-2023

Imagine having a safe space where you meet with peers to have honest, dynamic, and impactful conversations about the opportunities and challenges you face as a leader.

A place where you can discuss experiences, decisions, and viewpoints with a knowledgeable and supportive group of thought partners.

A place where your peers become your coaches and these coaches push you to be your best.

If this sounds like a place you want to be, contribute to and benefit from – then CI’s Coaching Circles are for you.

What is a Coaching Circle?

Coaching Circles are focused, peer-to-peer conversations that enable you to engage in candid discussions about your views, questions, past experiences, personal and professional impact, and the future you want to create for yourself and your organization....

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Redefining “The Great Resignation”

By CI Team : 02-08-2022

Employees across the country are leaving their jobs at historic levels. In fact, more than 4.5 million employees exited the workforce in November 2021. Unemployment rates are also dropping, though, declining to 3.9% in December 2021. How can resignations increase, while at the same time, unemployment decrease? Many experts believe that workers are seeking more satisfying employment opportunities that fit their lifestyles and goals and are turning to alternative employment models....

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Creating Success in the Hybrid Workplace

By CI Team : 12-09-2021

Remote work is now proven to be efficient, effective, and realistic for many organizations. Before the world changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations expected most of their employees to work in a traditional office, with remote work being the exception. Now, hybrid workplaces are becoming commonplace. In fact, in Gallup’s September update of its monthly employee trends reported that 45% of full-time U.S. employees are continuing to work remotely at least part of the time....

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Maintaining – and Enhancing – Productivity in a Telework Environment

By CI Team : 03-20-2020

Have you found yourself wondering lately:

Can I effectively lead my team when we’re exclusively teleworking?
Can I be fully productive in a telework environment?
How do I stay connected to remote colleagues and work collaboratively?
How do I run an effective on-line meeting?

COVID-19 is having a significant impact on our personal and professional lives....

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Trends in Employee Engagement

By CI Team : 08-20-2019

What we learned from listening in 2018

By Terri Harrell, M.A.

A couple months ago, while working with a top leadership team in the Federal Sector, I had an “ah ha” moment relating to how leaders view engagement....

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Make Your Meeting Worth the Time

By CI International : 08-07-2018

“I wish we had more meetings around here.”
-Said no one, ever

It’s a lot more likely that you and your colleagues often wish for fewer meetings. But of course, the real issue is not how many meetings we have, but how many meetings are actually worth the time spent. Here are three tips for making your meetings effective:...

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