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  • Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

    Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

    Many of my clients have made, or are facing, the tough decision to downsize. My clients’ experience reflects the current state of the labor market. Forbes reports that layoffs are up 46% from August and 68% compared to the same time last year. Layoffs are often a recourse to downturns in profitability and critical business […]

  • In Case You Need to Hear It … Thank you!

    In Case You Need to Hear It … Thank you!

    In a year marked by difficulty and crisis, we enter this season of thanks with a deeper understanding of what matters most and a heightened appreciation for the power of connection. Across industries and geographies, the message from employees in survey after survey has been clear: leaders and organizations have stepped up. Your teams see it and are expressing thanks for how they have been supported.

  • We Need People Leaders to Support Employee Well-Being

    We Need People Leaders to Support Employee Well-Being

    It’s no secret that managers play a critical role in fostering employee engagement, team morale, and well-being. Often easier said than done even in normal modes of operation, supporting employees in the current state of the world through remote work, a global pandemic, and social justice crises has been a whirlwind of challenge and change […]

  • How Do You Lead in Times of Chaos?

    How Do You Lead in Times of Chaos?

    One of my core values as a leader is authenticity. I have always tried to be transparent and open with my team, no matter the circumstances. I’m finding this particularly challenging during the COVID-19 crisis, as I work to balance being vulnerable and sharing my own fears and struggles, and also being a comfort and […]

  • Add Value By Investing in Psychological Capital

    Add Value By Investing in Psychological Capital

    Considering the US is the unhappiest it’s been since the World Happiness Report was first published in 2012, a focus on positivity may be in order. While the topic of positivity may sometimes feel like a stale self-help book, there is a wealth of rigorous scientific research illustrating the relationship between positivity and well-being across […]

  • 4 Tips for a Smooth Maternity/Paternity Leave

    4 Tips for a Smooth Maternity/Paternity Leave

    In our previous blog, Kyla Holcombe shared her experience of being on maternity leave. Her blog got me thinking – maternity leave is not just about the person going on leave. It also can affect one’s team, supervisor, customers etc. When you manage a team and one of your direct reports tells you she is […]

  • Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It

    Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It

    This is the first of two blogs that explores the topic of transparent communication in the workplace. Here, we demonstrate why it’s more important than ever for leaders to prioritize transparency—and why your efforts may be failing to revitalize trust. We live in an Age of Distrust. Don’t believe me? Consider this: People are abandoning […]

  • To All You Loud-Mouths Out There

    To All You Loud-Mouths Out There

    I am extroverted, assertive, and often first to speak up in a group conversation. I get excited to brainstorm, toss around ideas, think through options and alternatives, and play devil’s advocate. These qualities often produce thoughtful conversation but can also make me that annoying person – too quick to speak, dominating the conversation, and taking […]

  • We Need More Speed Bumps

    We Need More Speed Bumps

    Lately I’ve been reflecting on my own engagement at work. What gives my work meaning? Am I on the right path (turning 40 will do that to you!). I started to think about the core of what I do as an employee insights consultant. Every day I give people feedback. It’s not necessarily my feedback, […]

  • 5 Questions That Will Set Your Leadership 360 Up for Success

    5 Questions That Will Set Your Leadership 360 Up for Success

    When done well, 360 surveys can be a powerful catalyst for building self-awareness and developing one’s leadership skills. Here are five important questions to consider as you design your 360 program. Which leaders should participate in the 360 process? Leaders who want to participate and are committed to developing self-awareness. Leaders who aren’t willing to […]

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