GROW THROUGH WHAT YOU GO THROUGH

GROW THROUGH WHAT YOU GO THROUGH

RESILIENCE definition:  the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.  the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. I have been thinking a great deal about resilience lately.  2020 has been a year for the books and I think most would agree not in a good way. We’ve had numerous challenges and difficulties ranging from COVID 19, increased social justice unrest, heart breaking destruction in parts of our country due to fire and hurricanes and a… Continue Reading »


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Hopes For Our Future Workplaces

Hopes For Our Future Workplaces

A group of thoughtful and interested business professionals get together each week to share Lessons Learning.  As a group, we have learned and experienced a lot over the last six months. I recently posed a question to the group: What learnings do you hope we will carry forward into the future workplace? TRUST MORE:  Working from home has created a scenario in which managers are no longer able to monitor work in person. They must trust their direct reports to accomplish their… Continue Reading »


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TEAMS: BUILDING A FOUNDATION OF TRUST

TEAMS: BUILDING A FOUNDATION OF TRUST

The benefits of teamwork are many, to individuals as well as organizations.  New and innovative ideas surface faster, the quality of work improves, efficiency increases, stronger working relationships are developed, team members are given more learning opportunities and sharing the load improves work/life balance. Bringing people with individual and unique talents together is a competitive advantage for companies. However, the benefits of working of teams do not materialize without some forethought, conscious planning and development of the team.  Today, we… Continue Reading »


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Employee Engagement in the NEXT Normal

Employee Engagement in the NEXT Normal

The May 2020 Gallup survey on Employee Engagement finds: 38% of employees are actively engaged.  This is highest the metric has been since 2000 when Gallup started tracking. At that point it was 26%. Actively Disengaged employees (those that have miserable work experiences and spread their unhappiness to their colleagues) has remained at its lowest of 13%. A Quantum workplace study released in June 2020 reported employee engagement at its peak in 2020 was up 11% over the same time in 2019.  Coinciding with the initial negative impacts… Continue Reading »


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Hurtling to the NEXT Normal!

Hurtling to the NEXT Normal!

“PAUSE” or “HURTLING”? The last 10 weeks have been many things, confusing, overwhelming, eye opening, heart breaking, feelings of helplessness and more. Initially for me, it felt like I was hurtling forward! So many questions and things to figure out… Will I get sick? What will I do if so? Have I already had it? Do I have enough food in the house? How is the rest of my family doing? Do I, should I or how will I change up my business? Where can… Continue Reading »


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Navigating Your New Workplace – Home!

Navigating Your New Workplace – Home!

Working from home, now the “new normal” for most of us, may change the landscape of the work place forever. In the meantime, thousands of people have been forced to quickly adjust to a significant change in their lives. It has been 10 years since I started working from home. It was an adjustment, yet one of my choosing. I’d like to share a few things I learned along the way. Set a Schedule – Working from home brings many advantages as well as potential… Continue Reading »


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#WorkHuman2019

#WorkHuman2019

Work Human has been called a conference like no other. I have been intrigued and following their posts on Social Media for the past four years.  This year, for the second time, I had the chance to attend the conference in Nashville, TN.   Work Human ISa conference like no other I have attended – they have cracked the code. Here are a few highlights from my experience this year: Work Human is centered around the commitment to bring humanity back to the workplace.  The… Continue Reading »


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Re-Think, Re-Energize – #WORKHUMAN 2018

Re-Think, Re-Energize – #WORKHUMAN 2018

As a mostly “self-taught”, “learn through experience” HR professional, conferences are one of my most important teachers and classrooms. The provide great opportunities to learn, gain clarity, build confidence, network, think differently and re-energize.  Over the years, I have had my “go to” conferences and those I have attended only once.  They have all provided the chance to learn, network, gain clarity and build my confidence in supporting my current organization or clients. As the world of work continues to… Continue Reading »


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DEVELOPING 2DAY’S EMPLOYEES INTO 2MORROW’S LEADERS

DEVELOPING 2DAY’S EMPLOYEES INTO 2MORROW’S LEADERS

The need to develop our own pipeline of leaders continues to be one of the most important challenges facing Human Resources and their Company Leaders. The Conference Board CEO Challenge identified Human Capital as the one of the biggest challenges facing organizations and SHRM’s survey of Business and Human Capital Challenges Today and in the Future identified developing the next generation of leaders as the top Human Capital Challenge. One of the best places to recruit for new leaders is… Continue Reading »


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“FOLLOW THE LEADER”

“FOLLOW THE LEADER”

As children, many of us played the game “Follow the Leader”. The rules as I recall them were simple; everyone got in a line behind the “Leader” and did whatever they did or told us to do.  The rules of leadership in the real world are not so simple and leaders cannot expect team members to “get in line” and do whatever they tell us to do.  As a leader, especially a new leader or First Time Manager inspiring team members… Continue Reading »


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