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Change Happens, and You Are In Charge!

Albert Einstein said “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Change happens. Sometimes it comes from within our organizations, our families, or even ourselves. Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

You know that person in your office? The one who always says the right thing and who can “sense” the mood and feelings in any group of people? The one who can take that knowledge and build strong, effective teams? Continue reading

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Lactation Rooms: Supporting Nursing Moms

Increasingly, companies are creating lactation rooms as a helpful way to support nursing mothers as they return to work after the birth of a child. The idea for lactation rooms came from new moms who needed a private, safe, and clean room to express breast milk. Continue reading

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Onboarding for Success: Creating the Right Environment for New Employees

You spend a lot of time on hiring practices, making sure you select just the right employees. It is equally important to invest in “onboarding,” or bringing new hires into their jobs with enthusiasm, engagement, and commitment. This process isn’t just making them feel comfortable on the first day. It begins when your job offer is accepted. Ben Peterson, CEO of Bamboo HR, says “if we don’t worry about onboarding before the employee starts, then we’re way behind.” Continue reading

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Coaching Mid-Career Employees – Because Everyone Should Love Their Job

How fast the time goes! You hired a new employee who was passionate and ready to change your organizational world. You have both done all the right things, but eventually, almost every employee settles into what the Harvard Business Review calls “Middlescence,” or mid-career restlessness. Continue reading

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Recruiting Gen Z – Meet the Millennials’ Younger Siblings!

The Millennials’ younger siblings are coming! The first “Gen Z” graduates and interns are appearing this year and, though they are a smaller cohort than their older Millennial counterparts, they will have an important impact on recruitment and retention in the workplace. Their internal culture is different. Each year, Beloit College publishes a “Mindset List” of what its entering freshmen assume “has always been that way.” This year’s list, for the graduating class of 2020, gives us insight into the Gen Z world view. Continue reading

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Gender Identity in the Workplace: Diversity and Commitment

Think about the last time you filled out a standard form. Maybe it was at work, at a medical office, or an organization you support. There it is, the almost ubiquitous question: check the box for male or female. Checking that box might be so automatic you don’t think about it; however, for your transgender coworkers, friends, family or neighbors that question can be complex and frightening. Even those who are accepting and inclusive may have difficulty understanding the daily dilemmas encountered by someone whose gender identity is not easily articulated. Continue reading

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Creating Civility in an Uncivil World

We live in a country deeply divided politically and culturally.  Civility in daily life, including the workplace, seems ever harder to find. Conflict has always been a part of human culture. However, deeply held beliefs are being challenged on all sides and exacerbated by a constant bombardment of instant communication, anonymous social media, and a 24/7 news cycle. Continue reading

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Put Me In, Coach! Guiding Your Employees To New Heights

It’s the season to talk about coaching success, from the Super Bowl to the NCAA Basketball Tournament to the opening of the baseball season. In any successful endeavor from the playing field to the Board Room, it is the coach who guides the talented players on the team to winning seasons—and winning careers. Continue reading

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It’s Your Workday – Make it Count!

It’s 8:00 a.m.  Another day is starting.  Are you refreshed and ready to leap into a day full of accomplishments?  Or is your desk filled with leftover tasks, unanswered memos and unread professional journals? Continue reading

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