All posts by: Dionna Appling

  • Why Vulnerability is Crucial in the Workplace | BA PRO, Inc.
    In general, most people are not very vulnerable and this is definitely the case in the workplace. Many believe that vulnerability is a sign of weakness when, in fact, it’s the total opposite. In this episode, we’re discussing the following three reasons why vulnerability is crucial in the workplace: Vulnerability in the workplace......
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  • How Criticism Can Boost Employee Engagement | BA PRO, Inc.
  Criticism is often associated with being negative, which isn’t always the case. In this episode, we’ll discuss how you can use criticism & feedback to correct your team while boosting employee engagement. The key is to point out what employees are doing correctly more often than what they’re doing incorrectly. Speak praise as much......
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  • Top 5 Leadership Books to Boost your Impact in 2018 | BA PRO, Inc.
In my career and leadership journey, I’ve found that leadership isn’t a title you conquer. It isn’t a flag that’s waived at the finish line of a race. Leadership is a conscious and consistent set of choices and responses made to serve, develop, and influence others to be their best selves. I’ve also learned that......
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  • How to Stay Professional in a Toxic Workplace | BA PRO, Inc.
  It’s hard to stay professional and act appropriately when you’re working in a place that’s the furthest from professional. In this episode, we’re discussing 5 things you should do to maintain your professionalism in a toxic workplace: Don’t entertain or participate in gossip. Know what you value and don’t waiver on it. Hold yourself......
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  • 24 Engaging Questions Every Leader Must Ask | BA PRO, Inc.
The phrase ”it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” couldn’t be more true when it comes to leadership. You’re tasked with various responsibilities as a leader, including keeping your employees engaged and getting their feedback. However, it can seem like you’re pulling teeth when asking your team to weigh in on certain......
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  • Why Employees Don't Speak Up at Work | BA PRO, Inc.
  Don’t think that everything is going well because your team is silent. In fact, silence is a tell-tell sign that there are problems in the workplace. In this episode, we go over 5 reasons why your employees are not speaking up about things happening on your team and in the workplace. Ready to encourage......
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  • How to Address Employee Mistakes | BA PRO, Inc.
  Mistakes happen. As a leader, how you handle employee mistakes sets the tone for the culture your team will have. In this episode, we’ll go over 7 simple tips that will help ease the tension when it’s time to address a mistake made by an employee. The How to Handle Employee Mistakes Checklist is......
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  • Simple Tips on Delegating Correctly | BA PRO, Inc.
  You don’t have to do everything yourself. Delegating helps with professional development and engagement, but it also allows you more time to be productive. In this episode, we’ll go over simple tips that will help you delegate more effectively. A Delegation Worksheet & Rule is also available for this episode. Download your Free New......
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  • 17 Things You Must Do in Your First 60 Days as a New Leader | BA PRO, Inc.
You’ve landed your new leadership role, now what? One thing’s for sure, you don’t want to approach your team like the big bad wolf; ready to disrupt the norm and do things your way. If you’re looking for the quickest way for your team shut down and rebel, then start huffing and puffing. However, if......
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  • 4 Huge Mistakes New Leaders Make & How to Avoid Them | BA PRO, Inc.
In this episode, we’ll be cutting the learning curve in half for new leaders. Most leaders face common challenges in their roles and we’ll be discussing 4 mistakes that you should be avoiding in your role You’re too focused on gaining respect. You’re trying too hard to impress your team. You’re not engaging with your......
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