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The Talent Pendulum Swing
We’ve been hearing a lot from leaders lately about layoffs they’re expecting across multiple industries. The media is full of stories of companies, like Ford, Amazon, and Facebook laying off thousands because of challenging economic considerations in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Finding That Sweet Spot
You see it just as much in the boardroom as you do in the arena – the desire to overcome a challenge, achieve a goal, get success, build confidence, find a flow state. And people who pursue excellence in business or sport can benefit from the same kind of training and perspectives to get there.
Why Connecting Your People to Your Organization’s Purpose Can Be a Game Changer – Especially Now
Purpose is an organization’s reason for being. It inspires its people and acts as the glue that connects them to how they can contribute to the organization’s success.
Quiet Quitting: Why It’s Not the Answer You Think – And What Is
The stresses of the pandemic caused many individuals to re-evaluate their lives and change their relationships to work. The upheavals and massive changes of the last two and a half years made many people feel overwhelmed and resentful.
Fear (of not fitting in, or not being included or accepted) held me back
I vividly remember sitting in a meeting, my shoulders hunched forward, my eyes downcast, listening to the people around me, wanting so much to voice my perspective, but lacking the confidence to speak up.
They don’t teach you that at school
A summer internship is an amazing way to explore your options and find out what you might be interested or even what you’re absolutely certain you don’t want to pursue as a career. You can also learn a lot and gain real-time, real-life experience including everything from how to communicate effectively to the best ways to network.
Getting to Know the Whole Person
In the past, if a new hire didn’t perform well, organizations would let them go. After all, there was an endless pool of candidates you could easily draw on for a replacement. But that’s just not the case anymore. These days, if a new hire turns out not to be the best fit for the role, companies need to find ways to make the role better fit the person.
Strengthening an Organization From the Inside Out
Every organization has them. High potentials with all the hallmarks of greatness: amazing skill and expertise in their field, outsized contributions and leadership, a deep desire to grow and develop, the willingness to help solve complex problems outside of their formal role, and the predisposition of a team player.
Building a Stronger Leadership Team: Why Now is the Perfect Time for Your Team to Connect
When leadership teams connect in person, they can develop stronger, deeper relationships – and healthier organizations. Throughout the pandemic, leaders have been hyper vigilant, operating in crisis mode. They’ve made the teams they lead their priority, rather than the executive teams they’re a part of.
The Conditions for Happiness: Increased Retention Comes from Managing People Well
One of the biggest challenges companies face today is talent retention – and it’s only been heightened by the pandemic. Employees are leaving companies in droves – 45 million Americans quit their jobs in March 2022, alone.
Opening Doors: Redefining “Back to the Office”
For the last two years, most of our clients have been very busy and quite task focused with little time to think strategically or to really connect with their teams. Leaders are keen to get their people back into the office and get things back to “normal”, whatever normal means.
The Talent War Is Real: How Leaders Should Respond As Their People Return To Work
The future of work is now, and if business leaders don’t listen to the undercurrent of the workforce, they’ll end up losing their best talent. Study after study shows that workers want flexibility and fulfillment, and in many cases, will leave their current employer if they don’t get it.
Setting The Standard Of Leading By Example In Your Organization
When it comes to diversity programs, I’ve found that while many are well-intentioned, they don’t address the behavioral changes needed to give credence to the work experiences of marginalized groups.
Sales Has Changed Forever: How To Move Beyond Relationship-Building
Even before Covid-19 radically changed how people do business, the days when building relationships was a primary sales and business development strategy were waning.
Understanding The Key Tenets Of Coaching
Coaches work on a wide variety of complex skills like executive leadership and address common goals, such as wanting to have a better presence in meetings, by working with individuals one-on-one to harness their personal strengths and tackle their unique limiting beliefs.
15 Safe Ways To Have Fewer Mandatory Employee Meetings
The goal of any team meeting is to share information, have valuable discussions and get everyone on the same page. However, surveys consistently show that employees feel meetings waste too much time that could be spent on more productive efforts.
14 Smart Ways For Greener Employees To Be Seen As Leaders At Work
Early on in your career, you may struggle to be viewed as a leader by more experienced co-workers. Thankfully, there are smart ways for greener employees to establish themselves as leaders at work while building trusting, respectful relationships with more seasoned colleagues.
15 Questions Entrepreneurs Need To Answer Before Quitting Their Jobs
Whether you have a growing side hustle or are dreaming of starting your own business, you may be thinking about quitting your current job to focus on your new company full-time. While this is an exciting step, it should never be taken without careful consideration.
How Leaders Can Save Their Businesses And Avoid Burnout At The Same Time
The current pandemic has seriously strained international healthcare systems and burnout threatens doctors and nurses on the frontlines. Business leaders are at similar risk.
Leading A Business? Get Organized In These 16 Key Areas
A successful executive must be able to simultaneously oversee and manage multiple areas of the company. It can be challenging to ensure that all departments are running smoothly and receive the focus they need, especially since some areas require more time and attention than others.
Four Ways Coaching Can Be Useful Amid Organizational Change
Coaching can not only help individuals increase their own effectiveness and job satisfaction, but done right and strategically, it's also a way for businesses to build broader organizational capability and ultimately drive higher performance and strategic behavior shifts across large groups of people.
How To Preserve Morale While Setting Up An Effective Whistleblower Process
Each year, the coaches in my company speak with many leaders who have been involved in a whistleblowing process. The trend seems to be growing as more companies are adopting whistleblowing processes.