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Blog 3 Different Pathways to Continue Engaging

Peruse our blog. We are curating a robust library of articles meant to serve you and our clients and answer your burning questions. We listened to the questions brought to the table during client calls, coaching sessions, workshops, etc. And throughout 2024 we will be answering those questions right here on our website. So be […]

Evolve Difference - Do I self-implement, do I take more courses, do I take on a consultant

So you’ve read about the Five Facets of Business™ on our website, maybe you’ve downloaded our free Five Facets guide or you’ve taken one of our monthly workshops. You suspect this framework could help your business, but you’re not sure how to do it and now you find yourself at a crossroads when it comes […]

Post-Workshop with the Evolved Difference: What's Next?

Workshops add value and provide learning but can be difficult to translate into the day-to-day work environment. We want to make sure that the content from the workshop has an impact beyond the session – the whole purpose of this workshop is to positively impact your day-to-day work life. This quick article is aimed at […]

Trust is Everything - Blog Post

There is no greater gift than someone’s trust, and no more foundational component to a healthy relationship. Without trust, healthy conflict cannot take place, commitments fall through, accountability suffers, and ultimately results are non-existent. Patrick Lencioni, in his seminal work “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” noted that trust is the first pillar of a […]

Sunk Costs and Learning to Let Go blog

Imagine you’ve been excited about going to see your favorite musician in concert. It costs $75 per ticket, and you’re going to pick up two. When you go to pay for the tickets, you realize that $150 dollars is missing from your account (same cost as the tickets). Would you still buy the tickets? According […]

How to Give Great Feedback in Difficult Times blog

Scott is a long standing manager and someone that everyone in his organization, all 35 employees, look to when something goes wrong. He’s been with his manufacturing company for 32 years, and he has served in almost every role in the organization, from machinist to management. He’s on the leadership team now, but still makes […]

Growth Within Boundaries: The Bonsai Principle blog

In the heart of Japan, there’s an art form that has been practiced for centuries. It’s the art of cultivating bonsai trees. These miniature trees, often no taller than a foot, are a testament to the beauty and elegance that can be achieved within constraints. They are not dwarfed by nature but are meticulously pruned […]

Why You Hate Meetings (And How to Make Them Better) blog

If you’ve ever sat in a meeting and wondered, “Why am I here?”, you’re not alone. Meetings, especially in the world of small businesses, have become a ubiquitous part of our work culture. But too often, they’re seen as time-wasters, energy-drainers, and productivity-killers. Why? Because most meetings lack two critical elements: purpose and impact. Let’s […]