About: Kris Cavanaugh Castro

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Kris Cavanaugh Castro is the People Development Coach at Aepiphanni, the trusted advisor for business leaders who are seeking forward-thinking solutions to help them plan for and navigate through the challenges of business growth.  Kris has over 25 years of coaching, training and mentoring leaders to greater success; and she periodically writes about leadership development and facilitates change management conversations.

Posts by Kris Cavanaugh Castro:

Eight Ways to Build Culture

Culture is often wrapped up in a company’s core values and the leader’s implementation of those values during day to day activities. Some companies are all about profit, and so everything they do creates a type of “dog eat dog” environment.  Other companies focus on excellence in both their services and how they manage their people, so fun and recognition is apparent at all levels of the organization.

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Workplace Burnout

I’ve been on both sides of the career spectrum – working for a corporation and wondering why I come to work every day other than earning a paycheck, as well as owning my own company and being totally frustrated at the challenges of all that business ownership entails.  Both sides of that coin have the potential to cause workplace burnout over time.

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Why You Should Consider an Employee Assistance Program

EAPs Increase Productivity and Engagement

EAPs, or Employee Assistance Programs, are fairly common in 88% of Fortune 500 companies, according to Sarah Gallo in her article on Training Industry.  A white paper by William White and David Sharer shows that EAPs in one form or another can be traced back to the late 1700s due to a heavy drinking culture within certain occupations that often led to employees becoming alcoholics, thus negatively affecting their performance levels over time. By the late1980s EAPs became more formalized and expanded to address drugs, behavioral health issues, and work-life/dependent care situations.

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How to Work with Someone Who is Always Right

Imagine this scenario:  A team is busy working on a new goal and all of a sudden, an unexpected obstacle shows up, forcing everyone to stop dead in their tracks. An emergency meeting is called to brainstorm options in order to determine a solution. As each person enters the conference room, they sigh inwardly, wondering how long it will take for “that team member” to have an idea and latch onto it like a dog with a bone, refusing to look at any other suggestions but his own.

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Detecting Integrity in Others

The best way to detect lack of integrity in others

Integrity is one of my most important core values. So much so that I refuse to make even a small promise if I am not 100% sure I can keep it based on everything over which I have control. And when things spin out of my control, I still do my best to find innovative solutions to maintain that promise if I can.

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