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Navigating the Unseen: How to Manage Unconscious Bias

Ed Dame May 23, 2024

  Today, we delve into an essential topic: managing unconscious bias in the workplace. Unconscious bias, often overlooked, can significantly influence decision-making processes and workplace dynamics. Leading organizations like McKinsey and Harvard Business Review have provided invaluable insights and strategies to address these biases effectively. Here, we’ll explore five key strategies to manage unconscious bias […]

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Empower Your Workforce: Unleash Peak Performance with CliftonStrengths 

Ed Dame May 16, 2024

Employee engagement, productivity, and talent retention – these are top concerns for businesses of all sizes. But what if there was a tool that could help you address all three simultaneously? Enter CliftonStrengths, (formerly Clifton StrengthsFinder) a science-backed assessment designed to ignite the hidden potential within your workforce.  What is CliftonStrengths?  CliftonStrengths is a web-based […]

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How to Build a High-Performing Team 

Chris Edwards May 3, 2024

Every leader yearns for a team that operates seamlessly, where individuals come together as a cohesive unit to achieve extraordinary results. But creating such a high-performing team isn’t always easy. Often, invisible roadblocks lurk beneath the surface, hindering collaboration, trust, and ultimately, success. These roadblocks are precisely what Patrick Lencioni’s acclaimed book, “The Five Dysfunctions […]

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Dame Leadership Thrilled to Announce Krista Beljan as a 2024 Central Penn Business Journal Woman of Influence

Ed Dame May 1, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Krista Beljan, a valued member of the Dame Leadership team, has been named one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2024 Women of Influence! This prestigious award recognizes Krista’s outstanding contributions throughout her career, her dedication to community involvement, and her unwavering commitment to inspiring positive change. “Krista exemplifies […]

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Financial Savvy Leadership: Growing Your Business Finance Acumen 

Financial Acumen
Ed Dame April 25, 2024

Effective leadership requires more than just vision and charisma. Financially savvy leaders understand the lifeblood of their organization – the flow of money. They can decipher financial statements, interpret key metrics, and make informed decisions that drive profitability and growth.   Why is financial acumen crucial for leaders?  Strategic decision-making: Understanding finances empowers you to evaluate investments, allocate […]

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Criterion Validity: The Secret Weapon of Hiring Success

criterion validity
Ed Dame April 18, 2024

Have you ever felt the disappointment of a bad hiring decision? The impact on team morale and company performance can be significant. That’s where criterion validity becomes your secret weapon in pre-employment testing. Criterion validity ensures the assessments you use to measure a candidate’s potential are truly predictive of their future job performance. Understanding this […]

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Leveraging Your Board’s Expertise for Success 

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Chris Edwards April 12, 2024

Forget the outdated image of boardrooms as stuffy, stagnant entities. Your board of directors is a treasure trove of expertise, a brain trust assembled from diverse backgrounds and industries. They’ve weathered market storms, navigated complex challenges, and driven growth in their own domains. They’re not just names on a page; they’re catalysts for your company’s […]

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How to Create a More Positive and Productive Workplace Culture 

Ed Dame April 4, 2024

Building a positive and productive workplace culture isn’t about fancy perks or forced fun. As Dale Carnegie emphasizes in his timeless book How to Win Friends and Influence People, it’s about intentionally fostering an environment where employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to excel. This, in turn, leads to a happier, more engaged workforce that […]

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Exploring What’s New in Leadership in 2024 Part 3: Purpose-Driven Leadership

Ed Dame March 29, 2024

Welcome back, fellow leaders! This concludes our 3-part exploration of essential tools and mindsets for navigating the ever-shifting landscape of business in 2024. In Part 1, we delved into the power of data-driven decision-making and AI integration, and in Part 2, we explored the agility and tenacity required to dance with change. Now, let’s shift […]

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