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Breaking The Silence of Quiet Quitters: Who is accountable and what we can do about it – Part III

Are employees quitting too soon? As we know, quiet quitters can be leaders and managers alike. But what about our …

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You’re Invited to Pivot’s Upcoming Huddle: ESG Reporting on October 11

Join us for a virtual discussion with industry thought leaders  With emerging SEC requirements for climate reporting and heightened transparency …

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Breaking The Silence of Quiet Quitters: Who is accountable and what we can do about it – Part II

Middle managers have nowhere to hide. Nobody needs another Yeti. In the companies I’ve consulted for the last few years, …

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Pivot Announces Formation of IDEA

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity + Advocacy: Employee Resource Group At Pivot Strategies, we are committed to #BeTheChange we want to see …

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Breaking The Silence of Quiet Quitters: Who is accountable and what we can do about it – Part I

We’re supposed to be quietly quitting but it’s all become very noisy, hasn’t it? You’ve seen the headlines. Maybe read …

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Pivot Strategies Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for First Year

Pivot Strategies Ranks No. 1967 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 306%, Pivot Strategies …

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Time Management as a Tool for Better Self-Care

Tips from my Self-Care Workshop If you happen to follow me on LinkedIn (or have talked with me for more …

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Building a Mental Health Community at Work: Extra Steps You Can Take to Support Your Team

At Pivot, one of our core values is Positive Mental Attitude. We bring the sunshine, start with a ‘yes,’ enjoy …

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5 DEI Tips from 3 Experts: Why Transparency is Key to Promoting Inclusion in the Workplace

2020 illuminated the injustices so many of our colleagues and neighbors have faced for years. Witnessing the murder of George …

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Prioritizing Work When You Can’t Do It All

While you can’t do everything, what should you do? It’s important to prioritize requests and provide alternatives For internal communicators, …

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Plastic Playground Lessons

Are you really a risk-taker? Reflecting on his childhood playground, Matt explores the fascinating relationship between risk, pain and personal growth.

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Your Communications Team is Drowning

Okay that might be a bit dramatic, they are not literally drowning, but they are likely overworked. Working in corporate communications at four different large companies, one theme remains the same, communications teams are exhausted and overworked.

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Huddle Recap – Do Hard Things: What would you do if you weren’t scared?

Join us on Zoom Tuesday, July 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST to listen, learn and discuss what it takes to take the next step when it’s not the easy move to make.

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Leading Change During Unprecedented Times

How does a leader navigate constant change?

Awareness of the change management process is the first step.

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Your Communications Plan is not a Change Plan

While communication is a solid foundation upon which a change plan can be built, communications plans are not a substitute for a robust, long-term change plan.

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The Power of Expectations

Why do we love Fridays so much? At face value, it seems like Saturday or Sunday should be people’s favorite day of the week. Generally, Saturday and Sunday are the days we get to take work off, sleep in, and spend time with our families.

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Communications, Authenticity & Corporate Social Responsibility

Communications, Authenticity & Corporate Social Responsibility: Or – How to talk about social issues in a responsible way.

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Change Management & Social Progress

What change management theory can tell us about changing hearts and minds.

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Celebrating 5 Years of Pivot

Where have the last five years gone? Since 2015, Pivot Strategies has focused on keeping pace with rapid change, growing and overcoming challenges. Those values got us through the last five years, and they are guiding us now as we face an uncertain future.

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How to Lead Authentically From Home

A few tips from the Global Leadership Network on leading during a global pandemic.

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How to Avoid Zoom Fatigue

“Zoom fatigue” has swept across the working world. Thankfully, there are tools to fight it.

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Huddle Recap: Intersection of Communications & Change Management

The intersection of communications and change management is robust – check out our Huddle recap for some helpful insights.

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Riding the Corona Rollercoaster

Flexibility has always been central to Pivot’s culture. Our adaptability has enabled us to thrive even when our team members are oceans apart. So, you can imagine my surprise to discover how deeply my team and I have been impacted by COVID-19.

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“Teamlancing” Is the Best of Both Worlds

Have you ever had the desire to try freelancing? I certainly did. The variety of the work and companies with the opportunity to continually learn, develop, gain new perspectives and apply those new skills were all very appealing aspects.

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Finding the Silver Linings in an Unprecedented Situation

For all of us, this is a time like we have never experienced. It is challenging, filled with worry, fear and uncertainty. All parts of our lives have been impacted – our daily routines, social life, work – everything is different. The change can feel overwhelming, and as if it’s all beyond our control.

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Embracing the New Normal

These are unprecedented times. The rapid changes in our world are upending our norms and making us rethink how we function under new constraints. My hope is that we will come out of this pandemic with new abilities, new solutions and new ideas that make us better.

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Internal Communications: Tips on Prioritizing

In this issue, we are featuring additional tips from communications leaders who presented at the January Huddle.

For those who missed this session, we want to share some of our favorite take-aways from the evening.

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The Intersection of Communications and Change Management

Join us Tuesday, March 10 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Located at 1330 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Listen and interact with our expert panel from Fairview Health Services, Medtronic, Coloplast and Pivot Strategies as they talk about the connection, partnership and differences between communications and change management. Where do these roles overlap? Learn about when each is needed, how to divvy up roles and the sweet spot for working together.

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Do Your Goals Work Together?

What makes goals achievable? Setting small daily priorities to make progress each day. Recently, at our very first Huddle, we discussed setting and protecting priorities. One of our panelists, Beth McGuire, vice president of provider marketing and communications at United Healthcare, provided some incredible insights on how she sets well-rounded priorities. 

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What to Look for in a Trainer

Training can be one of those overlooked parts of a project. But, if the project requires people to do their job differently in order to capture the value, then it is an essential part of your project. Training helps foster the change and allows users to strengthen their skills to succeed in their role.

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