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April 2024

These 3 F-Words Bring Out the Best in People | Ask a Coach: Deflecting | June 15-Day Leadership Challenge

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2024 

emotional intelligence
March 2024

EQ and DEI Go Hand-in-Hand, Here's Why | Psychological Safety | Emotional Intelligence Roundtable

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February 2024

Accidental Leaders and the Leader Ladder | Podcast: The Secrets of Leadership Collaboration Through Data | Ask a Coach: Developing Leaders

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30-Day Meeting Challenge
January 2024

Are You Willing to Cut Your Meeting Times by 25% | Multi-Directionable Accountability | 15-Day Leadership Challenge

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2023 

Happy Holidays
December 2023

Check out the Top 10 Most Viewed Resources of 2023!

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workplace-culture
November 2023

January Leadership Challenge | Fostering Connection on Remote and Hybrid Teams | Effective Meeting Tips | Ask a Coach: Hybrid Hype

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October 2023

Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce | 5 Conflict Styles and When to Use Them | Ask a Coach: You're Yelling

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September 2023

Supporting Team Productivity and Time Management | 10 Digital Communication Tips | October Leadership Challenge

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August 2023

Emotional Intelligence: The Oxygen of Leadership | September 15-Day Leadership Challenge | Roundtable: The High Cost of Poor Leadership

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Leadership
July 2023

15-Day Leadership Challenge | Measuring Learning and Development Impact in a Hybrid World | 5 Benefits of Leadership Coaching | Podcast: Change Resilience

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accountability
June 2023

June Roundtable Events | Accountability Challenge | Employer Branding Starts Here | Ask a Coach: Accountable Hypocrites

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Communication
May 2023

Developing a Culture of Communication and Collaboration | Developing a Culture of Collaboration | Engineering Company Case Study | Ask a Coach: Believe What Your Hear

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Interactive Feedback
April 2023

These 3 F-Words Bring Out the Best in People | Welcome to the New Vivo Team Website | Interactive Feedback Quiz | Podcast: The 3 Fs (Trench Leadership) | Ask a Coach: Feedback Insecurities

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March 2023

Are you an Accidental Leader | What to do about sidetracking | Podcast: Key Focus Indicators for Leaders (Trench Leadership: A Podcast From the Front) | Ask a Coach: Developing Leaders

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embracing change
February 2023

6 Things You Need to Lead Through Change | Feedback Fuels Change Resilience | Podcast: How To Create A Learning And Development Program To Grow Your Team | Holy Shift! | Vivo Team is Growing!

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coaching
January 2023

Transform Your People | EQ and DEI Go Hand in Hand: Here’s Why | Manager Minute: What do you need? | We’re (always) looking for coaches! | Terminal Value Podcast | Ask Dr. Jim: I’m Skeptical

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2022 

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December 15, 2022

Vivo Team’s Got—and Develops—Talent! | Psychological Safety: A Win-Win for Employee Wellness and Performance | 8 Ways to be an Effective Leader | Responsive Business with Renée Safrata | Multi-Directional Accountability | Emotional Intelligence: The Oxygen of Leadership | Digital demands are growing—your virtual toolbox should too! | Manager Minute: Don’t Stress! | Ask Dr. Jim: Prioritizing Priorities | Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

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November 17, 2022

Ready, S.E.T., Empathize! | Empathy Self-Assessment | People Managing People interview: Build a better world of work by valuing and developing your team | Connect! It has positive affect. | Manager Minute: Empathy Unlocks Cohesion | Bring Your Humanity to Work Day | Aim To Win podcast: Creating High Performing Teams | Ask Dr. Jim: It’s wise to empathize

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October 20, 2022

Emotional Intelligence: The Oxygen of Leadership | Manager Minute: Turning Managers into Leaders | Boost your Leadership Skills with Self-Awareness | 6 Power Skills You Need To Be An Effective Leader | Developing the Modern Learner | Podcast: Confessions of a Sales Pro with Ian Selbie | Podcast: Greater Vancouver’s Business Podcast – Building a high-performing team | Podcast: Leading Through Crisis: Responsive Business with Renée Safrata | Ask Dr. Jim: Developing Leaders

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September 22, 2022

The Eisenhower Matrix | PRACTICAL GUIDE: Balancing Long-Term Objectives with Short-Term Plans | Manager Minute: Prioritize Permission | Digital demands are growing—your virtual toolbox should too! | UPCOMING PANEL: Become a Desirable Employer | Ask Dr. Jim: Prioritizing Priorities

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Self-awareness
August 18, 2022

How’s Your Self-Awareness? Quiz | Psychological Safety: A Win-Win for Employee Wellness and Performance – guest article for Training Industry | Manager Minute: Languish, Live, Learn | Ask Dr. Jim: Energy Booster

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accountability
July 21, 2022

Accountability is Multi-Directional | Guest Blog by Chemistry Consulting Group: Building a Culture of Accountability to Drive Results | Manager Minute: How about Accountability-ism? | Leadership in Economic Turbulent Times—Trending Insights for Pender & Howe Executive Search | Ask Dr. Jim: What About Work? | Best Startup Canada Interviews Renée

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behaviors
June 16, 2022

Behaviors vs Personality: Why it matters for TEAM SUCCESS | Roundtable: Don’t make decisions in the dark. | Do Your Behaviors Align with Your Company Values? The Boutique with Collective 54 | Manager Minute: Celebrate the Small Stuff! | Ask Dr. Jim: Believe What You Hear

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May 19, 2022

What are People Analytics in L&D? | Manager Minute: Doing Nothing Costs $$$ | How Effective is Your Team? | Roundtable: Meetings are a waste of time! | Our People Analytics are Vital! | 10 Hot Takes from Visier’s Outsmart Summit | Ask Dr. Jim: K.I.S.S. Your Data

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leadership
April 22, 2022

8 Things Great Leaders Do | Manager Minute: Don’t Stress! | Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce | Roundtable: Accidental leaders will happen! | Vivo Team Productivity Picks with Tee Komsa | Ask Dr. Jim: It’s Not Fair!

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March 17, 2022

Feedback Fuels Change Resilience |Manager Minute: Feedback is a Game Changer | Top 5 Trends in Learning & Development | Shift Happens! 5 Ways to Navigate Change | Productivity Picks | Learn How to Shine Online! | Ask Dr. Jim: Make the Unknown Known

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virtual success
February 17, 2022

Virtual Onboarding | How to Shine Online! | 5 Tips for Virtual Meeting Success | Productivity Picks | Ask Dr. Jim: Hybrid Hype

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TeamAlignment
January 20, 2022

Team Alignment all BS? | 6 Things You Need to Build a Successful Cross-Functional Team | Manager Minute: Make Some Magic | NEW FEATURE: Vivo Team Picks | Is your team aligned? | New Year = New Partnerships! | Need some guidance?

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2021

Dec 2021
December 9, 2021

6 Key Indicators of a High-functioning Hybrid Teams |Psychological Safety | Holy Shift! | Who Are Your Culture Champions? | Fostering Connection on Remote and Hybrid Teams | What is a VSR? | Manager Minute: You’ve Been Voluntold! | Ask Dr. Jim: No Show | It’s a Hybrid World! | Inclusion = Cohesion

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november 2021
November 10, 2021

Holding Yourself and Others Accountable | Actionable Accountability | Poll | Manager Minute Mini Series: Meet Prepared! |UPCOMING EVENT: 3 Easy Tech Tips for Running Hybrid Meetings |Vivo Team Celebrates 9 Years! | Ask Dr. Jim: Accountable Hypocrites

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Oct 2021
October 14, 2021

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted! | Level up! | Manager Minute: How are your leaders? | The “Great Resignation” and its impact on the legal industry | Ask Dr. Jim: Developing Leaders

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september 2021
September 16, 2021

6 Key Indicators of a High-functioning Hybrid Team | We Won: Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Awards |Manager Minute: Receiving Information |What is a VSR? | Ask Dr. Jim: K.I.S.S. Your Data

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AUGUST 2021
August 19, 2021

Inclusion = Cohesion | Manager Minute: Curiosity = Cohesion | Creativity = Cohesion | Ask Dr. Jim: Connection = Cohesion | Free Webinar: It’s a Hybrid World | See…it is a Hybrid World!

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JULY 2021
July 22, 2021

Holy Shift! | Manager Minute: Don’t Let Change Weigh You Down! | Poll: Where are you working? | Returning back to the office: key considerations Q&A | Ask Dr. Jim: Ch-ch-changes | We are only human

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JUN 2021
June 17, 2021

Psychological Safety: A Win-Win for Wellness and Performance | Manager Minute: Languish, Live, Learn | Quiz: How Empathetic Are You? | Diversity and Inclusion is Everyone’s Responsibility | Ask Dr. Jim: More Work or Working More? | Gimme a Break!

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MAY 2021
May 13, 2021

Fostering Connection on Remote and Blended Teams | Manager Minute: Culture Champions | Guest Blog Feature: Who Are Your Culture Champions? | Ask Dr. Jim: Building Remote Work Culture |Vivo Team News!

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APR 2021
April 8, 2021

What’s Your Preferred Learning Method? | Manager Minute: Develop Your Employees | Upcoming Event: Vivo Team’s Shine Online! for CFA Society Vancouver | Ask Dr. Jim: Connect Casually

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March 25, 2021

Expand your virtual tool box | Vivo Team is Still Rocketing! | Manager Minute: Stage a Breakout! | CheckingIn Challenge | Ask Dr. Jim: Zoom Zombie?

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March 11, 2021

4 Quick Wins for Your Team | Manager Minute: Captain Of Communication | Upcoming Event: BC Wine Industry Insight Conference 2021 | Ask Dr. Jim: No Show | The New Leadership Dance Involves a Lot of Pivoting: Chemistry Consulting Group

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February 25, 2021

5 Things You Gain From Coaching | Manager Minute: What Do You Need? | Coaches Corner: Petra Mayer | Ask Dr. Jim: I’m Skeptical

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February 11, 2021

Coach vs. Mentor: What’s the difference? | Manager Minute: Remote Mentorship | Ask Dr. Jim: Coaching/Mentoring Virtually  |  Coaches Corner: Jennifer Deane

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January 28, 2021

The Road to Good Intention: Development Areas  | Upcoming Events: Shine Online! and Business Crews | Manager Minute: You’ve Been Voluntold | Ask Dr. Jim: Team Goal Setting  |  Content Spotlight: Chemistry Consulting Group

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January 14, 2021

Try Our 30-Day Meeting Challenge | Online Training…it’s as easy as 1-2-3! | Manager Minute: Minimizing Zoom Fatigue | Ask Dr. Jim: Spice it up!

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2020

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December 10, 2020

TOP TEN LIST! Please enjoy our TOP TEN most downloaded, read, and viewed content over the past 23(!!!) issues. Happy holidays and I hope you continue to enjoy your Swag Bag!

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November 26, 2020

Feedback Self-Assessment | Manager Minute: Always Follow up! | Ask Dr. Jim: Feedback Insecurities | Event: CETA Business Summit | Vivo Team Turned 8 | Thinking Inside the Box Podcast

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November 12, 2020

The Cost of Sidetracks and What to Do About It | Manager Minute: Activating More Feedback | Ask Dr. Jim – Deflecting | TAG-ED Virtual Event Video: These 3 “F” Words Bring Out the Best in People

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October 29, 2020

Digital Visibility Tools and Techniques + Poll Results: What tools are you using? | Manager Minute: Where is Everyone? | Ask Dr. Jim – The Bigger Picture | TAG-ED Virtual Event: These 3 “F” Words Bring Out the Best in People

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October 15, 2020

That’s My Jamboard: Google’s Interactive White Board | Poll: What tools are you using? | Manager Minute: Level the Playing Field | Global Affairs Canada: How Vivo Team achieved European trade success during COVID-19 | Ask Dr. Jim – What About Work? | Make It Safe Virtual Conference

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October 1, 2020

Predict the Future With These 3 Letters | Client Profile: Mowi Canada West | Manager Minute: Aligned Team Magic | Chemistry Consulting Group article: Using Learning and Development to Strategically Grow Your Workforce

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September 18, 2020

Client Profile: Portage College | What Are People Analytics in L&D | Manager Minute: Invest in Many | Ask Dr. Jim – K.I.S.S. Your Data | Visier Research Report: How People Analytics Drives Learning and Development

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August 27, 2020

Vivo Team Wins Prestigious International Awards | The Secret to Successful Team Meetings | Manager Minute: Celebrate the Small Stuff | Ask Dr. Jim – Energy Booster | Career Development – Charting a Path That Foster Retention

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August 13, 2020

So, how empathic were you? | Manager Minute: Are You a Flight Risk? | Ask Dr. Jim – Ch-ch-changes | People Analytics in L&D: It’s Not Just About Learning – Online Talk

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July 30, 2020

Empathy Self-Assessment Quiz | Manager Minute: Change it UP! | Ask Dr. Jim – Feeling Fatigued | 6 Things You Need to Lead Through a Crisis – Online Talks

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July 16, 2020

What is Team Cohesion | Manager Minute: Receiving Information | Ask Dr. Jim – You’re Yelling | HR Leaders Virtual Summit

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July 9, 2020

The 7 Cs of Communication | Manager Minute: Empathy Unlocks Cohesion | Ask Dr. Jim – Connection + Cohesion | HR Leaders Virtual Summit

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July 2, 2020

5 Things Accidental Leaders Can Do to Succeed | Manager Minute: How are your accidental leaders? | Ask Dr. Jim – Developing Leaders | Podcast: Renée chats with Colin Stewart from Predictable Revenue

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June 25, 2020

The Future Workplace – White Paper | Manager Minute: So, now what? | Ask Dr. Jim – Feeling Nervous | Podcast: Renée chats with Colin Stewart from Predictable Revenue

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June 18, 2020

Quiz: How accountable are you? | Manager Minute: Let’s Reflect | Ask Dr. Jim – Stand Up!

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June 11, 2020

Feedback, Feedforward, and Follow Up | Manager Minute: What the Hell is Feedback? | Ask Dr. Jim – Get Out There, Keep Breathing!

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June 4, 2020

The Video Test – What is it and why use it? | Manager Minute: Now is the Time to Step Up | Ask Dr. Jim – Believe What You Hear

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May 28, 2020

Top 4 Tips for Effective Time Blocking | Manager Minute: Back-to-Back-to-Back Meetings? | Ask Dr. Jim – More Work or Working More?

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May 21, 2020

The Recipe for Emotional Intelligence | Manager Minute: Team Centric Emotional Intelligence | Ask Dr. Jim – Building Remote Culture | Interview: Renée talks Manager Connection with the Brandon Hall Group.

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May 14, 2020

The 5 Conflict Styles and When to Use Them | Sadly, This is Where Conflict Starts | Ask Dr. Jim – Can I Stay Home?

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May 7, 2020

How to Shine Online! | You’ve Got the Tools, Use Them | Ask Dr. Jim – Say Cheese!

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April 30, 2020

6 Steps to Effective Decision-Making, Manager Minute: Filtering Out the Disagreement, Any Global People Analytics Workshop, and Ask Dr. Jim: Give Yourself a Break.

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April 24, 2020

What is a D.O.S.E., Shift Happens (video), Ask Dr. Jim: Keeping Your Team Motivated, and Ready to Rocket Announcement.

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April 16, 2020

9 Tips for Running A Virtual Meeting, Brandon Hall Group Talks to Our CEO, and Ask Dr. Jim.

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