Dulye Noted/Going Spectator-Free™: Get Comfortable Giving Performance Feedback

The much anticipated performance review. A workplace ritual. 

It’s one of my lingering memories from my days as a communications leader at General Electric. Back then (circa early 1990s), GE’s employee evaluation program was widely regarded as an industry gold standard for its depth, discipline, data and direct dialogues.

Is Organizational Structure Stifling Your Workplace Communications?


Surprise! Organizational structures are getting denser!

Managerial employment in the US workforce expanded by 90% between 1983 and 2014, according to research reported this month in the Harvard Business Review. Meanwhile, employment in other occupations increased less than 40% during that same period. 

Five Tested Tips for New Leaders Like the NFL’s First Female Coach


This week, Jen Welter got a great new job.

She became the first female coach in the  National Football League—receiving an offer from the Arizona Cardinals.

Experience and knowledge of the game earned  Welter--who holds a PhD in psychology and multiple championship titles from 14  years of play in the Women’s Football Alliance--her career advancement. But as  a newcomer to the Cardinals’ organization, Welter faces the challenge of quickly  integrating.

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Are You Suffering From LAHI?

Riding my bike this morning, I passed a bus stop where commuters were in cue, lined up single file and waiting. What instantly struck me was that all ten people were doing the exact same thing. Their heads were down, and their eyes and fingers were affixed to their cellphones. Complete silence. No one was talking with anyone inches away.

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Why are interns so crucial to a business?


Interns are one of the most invaluable assets that your company can invest in. “Why?” you might ask. Here’s 5 reasons:

Help Your Managers Communicate, Connect, Motivate Others


Managers have the greatest influence on workforce engagement in organizations large and small. But most aren’t ready for the responsibility or trained for success—or worse, don’t realize that it’s a major part of their job.

With the goal of building relationships that achieve meaningful results, Dulye & Co. offers a high-impact learning experience that equips managers to motivate and engage others through effective two-way communication.

Our Spectator-Free™ Manager Development Program uses simple models, practical tools reality-based exercises and support tips with instant application on the job. Content is customized for managers at all levels—whether they are experienced, new or aspiring. Continue reading. 

Linda Dulye is teaming up with IABC/Harrisburg on upcoming webinar!

Webinar: Techniques for Engaging Leaders to Invest in Engagement

Speaker: Linda Dulye, President/Founder,
Dulye & Co. 

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12-1:00 pm

Cost: Complimentary for IABC Members/$35.00 for Non-IABC members. All proceeds will support IABC/Harrisburg. 

This webinar is sponsored by the Harrisburg Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Click here to learn more and register!

Linda Dulye’s 2014 IABC Heritage Region Conference Session Earns Rave Reviews!


Dulye & Co. President & Founder Linda Dulye's session "7 Strategies that Get Leaders to Communicate" earns rave reviews and high marks at the 2014 International Association of Business Communicators Regional Conference.

Click here to read what attendees had to say!

Don’t Assume Employees Know What To Do With Your Big Initiatives


Now that your company has introduced big goals for 2015 with big meetings and big presentation decks, are employees ready to act? Read more about how Dulye & Co. Goal Polls can keep your team connected. 

Stop Asking Employees for Their Feedback


That's sound advice for countless companies with leaders who genuinely aren't interested in associates' comments or really don't know how to hear them. Asking for feedback without ready and able leaders is a surefire way to destroy trust, morale and relationships.

Before you conduct another engagement survey or focus session to canvass employees' input, spend time preparing leaders to comfortably and confidently receive direct feedback—the bad and the good—and respond.

Dulye & Co. has trained thousands of executives, managers and supervisors in two-way communication techniques that:

  • relate important information
  • improve listening
  • stimulate conversations
  • promote shared learning
  • build personal confidence.

Our newest program—Communication Essentials for New Managers—is specifically tailored to help aspiring and first-time managers effectively connect with direct reports and motivate them to high performance.

Our in-person workshops and web-based seminars feature reality-based exercises that sharpen critical communication skills and practical tools that instantly transfer to the workplace.  And we track progress and accountability to sustain every manager’s development.

Find out more about our Spectator-Free Workplace™ Training Programs from Bev Pierce at Dulye & Co., bpierce@dulye.com or 708-788-6204.