Learning and Earning From Our Mistakes

    Posted on July 06, 2020

    We All Fall for It One of the key lessons in our computer training involves helping our team spot phishing attempts. Most people think they are too smart or computer-savvy to fall victim to an online informational predator. But even the best of us can unwittingly take the bait.   I admit I fell prey […]Read More

    Comedy and Tragedy in Training Our ‘Tribe’

    Posted on June 29, 2020

    Identity theft and the privacy of health care information are serious issues. If a hacker ever broke into your computer or your health information has ever fallen into the wrong hands, you know that the fallout can be devastating.   To avoid these common dangers, we train our team all the time to be aware […]Read More

    A Cascade of Messages

    Posted on June 22, 2020

    Communication- Cascade of Messages Communication is the lifeblood that pumps through our business’s circulatory system.   Because of the way we manage, our senior teams frequently launch what we call “cascading” messages. These messages appear on the agenda of our teams’ regular meetings and roll down through all team members.   These bite-size missives are […]Read More

    Training and Touchpoints: How the Dasher Culture Helps Our Team Scale Trauma

    Posted on June 15, 2020

    As the COVID-19 shutdown endures, the anxiety it brings is rising like an uncontrolled fever.   I understand. At Dasher, we are finding innovative ways to heal the hurt for our team.   During this pandemic, people are feeling trapped in their homes. Trapped by their unpaid bills. Trapped by job losses. They are stressed […]Read More

    United We Thrive

    Posted on June 08, 2020

    Practicing kindness during pandemic underscores our humanity   One of our team members is in poor health and lives alone in an apartment.   Knowing this, one of her supervisors drove 45 minutes to her home to drop off bags of food and toilet paper, depositing the items safely outside her door. When she saw […]Read More

    Racial Injustice: We Can No Longer Turn Away or Be Silent

    Posted on June 01, 2020

    “I can’t breathe.”   Those words, choked out repeatedly by a dying George Floyd, still run through my head.   I have difficulty breathing when I see the footage of a Minneapolis police officer crushing the neck of a handcuffed man for more than eight excruciating minutes.   The scene is so ugly that most […]Read More

    Melting Isolation

    Posted on June 01, 2020

    Working remotely needn’t lack uplifting human contact   It is easy to feel disconnected and distressed when you are working from home and taking note of the death toll from COVID-19. Where you once had a routine to follow, a place to go and a reason to get dressed in the morning, you now might […]Read More

    Gratitude Amid Grief

    Posted on May 25, 2020

    Humor and Gratitude Jokes about the pandemic lock-down are coming fast and farcically on social media. If you follow the lines of humor, we are all stress-eating, working without pants, binge-watching Netflix and taking our laptops into the bathroom in the middle of Zoom meetings.   While humor helps us endure this surreal time, I […]Read More

    Cross-Training and Continuity When Disaster Strikes

    Posted on May 18, 2020

    Cross-training and Continuous Learnings The new COVID-19 reality not only underscores the importance of frequent and close communication, but of cross-training.   What if one of our team members falls ill with this highly contagious virus, or his parent, grandparent or child contracts it? We must support that member, learn to adapt and keep the […]Read More

    Pandemic Allows Leaders to Strengthen Bond with Workers

    Posted on May 11, 2020

    Being available as a leader As we practice social distancing and work remotely, the danger of becoming an emotionally distant and unavailable leader is as real as the health threat from COVID-19.   If your leadership style was mostly hands-off before the virus-induced lock-down, having employees work off-site might threaten to freeze daily communication channels […]Read More

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