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 … Read More
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
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 … Read More
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, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More