Monica Scalf

Monica Scalf is the founder of The Playground Group, LLC, a company that helps organizations increase bottom line results by investing in the development of their people. Since 2009, she has been teaching workshops on teamwork, productivity, and personal effectiveness in places such as P&G, Lexis Nexis, and Xavier University. Her mission is to help create positive and productive workplaces where employees thrive without sacrificing personal happiness.

Improve Your Workplace with Everything DiSC

Improve Employee Engagement, Conflict Management, and Productivity. MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE MORE PRODUCTIVE, POSITIVE AND PROFITABLE USING DiSC PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS AND TRAINING. Used by over 41 million people in thousands of organizations, DiSC assessments and training can transform the relationships among co-workers and make your team more successful. Individuals receive a customized 20 page report that […]

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Think Personal Branding is Icky?  Read this.

Think Personal Branding is Icky? Read this.

Six years ago when I started The Playground Group I was a little skeptical about personal branding. I thought that there was something just a little too forced, fake-y, and frankly, a little slimy about consciously adopting a brand for yourself. As the years have gone by, and I’ve learned more about the subject, I now […]

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11 Ways to Connect with Your Team that Every Team Leader Should Know

11 Ways to Connect with Your Team that Every Team Leader Should Know

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 29% of Americans are engaged at work (Gasp!). While this seems like bad news, the good news is that your business outcomes could improve considerably with just a small bump in employee engagement. As a team leader, you have the power to move this number upward and improve […]

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3 Lies Ineffective Leaders Tell Themselves

3 Lies Ineffective Leaders Tell Themselves

As a leader, are you guilty of telling yourself any of the following lies? If so, the good news is that there are solutions that can turn each of these around. Read on. Lie #1: I know what motivates my employees. In-effective leaders assume that dollar signs are the quickest way to an employee’s heart. […]

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From Monica Scalf, Founder

From Monica Scalf, Founder

HEALTHY ORGANIZATIONS START WITH ENGAGED EMPLOYEES.  Are your people vibrant, collaborative, and self-aware team players, or are they overwhelmed, stressed out and just getting by? Even the best individuals and teams need a tune up from time to time.  And there’s no better way to get out of a workplace rut than with engaging, results […]

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Can Your Team Can Do Better?

Can Your Team Can Do Better?

STRENGTHEN YOUR TEAM WITH A CUSTOMIZED FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM PROGRAM.  One of the most powerful programs ever for leveraging the power of teamwork, this process has transformed even the most dysfunctional of teams and strengthened already robust ones. This workshop is based on data collected anonymously from each of your team members and […]

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The Shocking Truth About Your Co-Worker

The Shocking Truth About Your Co-Worker

Yep, we know there’s that certain someone in the workplace that probably annoys, baffles, or downright brings out the worst in you. The shocking truth is that most likely it has NOTHING to do with you and everything to do with the fact that his or her priorities and tendencies in the workplace don’t match […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Sunday Night Blues

How to Take Charge of Your Sunday Night Blues

When I was a kid, the tick, tick, tick of the 60 Minutes clock would induce that dreaded feeling known as The Sunday Night Blues. Lucky for me, I don’t have those kinds of blues anymore, but I know plenty of people who do. Whatever the reasons behind them, the Sunday Night Blues rob you […]

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Warning: 3 Ways You’re Throwing Away Precious Hours You’ll Never Get Back

Warning: 3 Ways You’re Throwing Away Precious Hours You’ll Never Get Back

Bad habits at work are costing you precious hours of your life. On days when it feels like you’re flapping your wings as hard as you can, but you never seem to get anywhere, one of the habits below is usually to blame. Give up even one of these habits and you’ll get more done […]

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5 Quick Ways to De-Stress at Work

5 Quick Ways to De-Stress at Work

5 Quick Ways to De-Stress Even When You’re Super Busy 1.  Smile.  Yes, it sounds so simple, but using the muscles in your face to smile releases tension, and you can’t help but feel better when you’re smiling.  Take a 5 second Smile Break. Go ahead, try it.  Smile for 5 full seconds right now. […]

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