Dr. Cynthia Howard

Performance Consultant. Unleashing potential in leaders and organizations through innovative performance development.

EP 32: WAIT, Why Am I Talking? (Radical Ways To Manage Communication in a Digital World)

EP 32: WAIT, Why Am I Talking? (Radical Ways To Manage Communication in a Digital World)

Most of us would agree that email is not always an effective way to communicate. Of the 300 billion emails that go out every day, a staggering 55% is spam. Even the emails that we opt into are usually inconsequential and only serve to distract us. And yet this mode of communication continues to dominate …

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EP 30: How Can Leaders Improve Their Team's Relationships at Work

EP 30: How Can Leaders Improve Their Team’s Relationships at Work

One of the defining characteristics of the era in which we currently find ourselves is increased worry, sadness, and loneliness. This trend was already appearing before the arrival of the pandemic but was undoubtedly enhanced by the move to a remote landscape and a general loss of human connection at work and beyond. We have …

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EP 29: How Leaders Build Resilience in This Tumultuous Climate

EP 29: How Leaders Build Resilience in This Tumultuous Climate

Welcome back to the Work Smart Club, we’re thrilled to have you with us! Today, we will be discussing how to be a resilient leader in order to coach your team effectively. We talk about how being in survival mode has forced us to approach work differently and how some leaders are ignoring what leadership …

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EP 28: Meeting Makeover: Tips to Increase Energy and Effectiveness in Your Meeting

EP 28: Meeting Makeover: Tips to Increase Energy and Effectiveness in Your Meeting

Today in the Work Smart Club, we are giving your meetings a makeover. In this episode, we discuss some studies that show that meetings are often not that productive, the number one reason meetings fail, and why meetings require planning and a clear goal and outcome. We also talk about why having a meeting to …

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EP 27: What To Do About Gossip (Especially When It’s About You!)

EP 27: What To Do About Gossip (Especially When It’s About You!)

Welcome to another episode of the Work Smart Club podcast. Today we discuss all things gossip and how to handle it; particularly when it’s about you. We look into the interesting origin of gossip, what it is exactly, its damaging consequences, and why it is a symptom of a bigger problem that needs to be …

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