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A Fun Exercise with Chat GPT to Identify Your Leadership Styles

21 May 2024

A Fun Exercise with Chat GPT to Identify Your Leadership Styles

Author: Mary E. Corrado

It’s become apparent that AI is here to stay, so we might as well embrace it. Although, ASE recently surveyed Michigan employers and it revealed that that only a quarter of Michigan employers are currently using or planning to implement AI in HR, with significant concerns about reliability, data privacy, and bias.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople, AI
Embracing Gen Z in the Workplace

7 May 2024

Embracing Gen Z in the Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Generation Z—those individuals born between 1997 and 2012 (ages 12-27)-—are rapidly becoming a substantial fraction of the workforce, predicted to account for over a quarter of all workers by 2025. Despite their increasing numbers, there is a notable gap in effectively understanding and integrating the unique attributes of Gen Z into today’s workplace environments, often posing a challenge to managers.

Categories: Blog
The #1 Cause of Employee Burnout – A Toxic Coworker

23 April 2024

The #1 Cause of Employee Burnout – A Toxic Coworker

Author: Mary E. Corrado

McKinsey Health Institute recently conducted a study on the effect of toxic workplaces and how they affect employees. They talked to nearly 15,000 employees and 1,000 HR decision-makers across 15 different countries. Toxic workplace behavior stood out as the primary catalyst for negative employee outcomes, such as burnout and the desire to quit.

Categories: Blog
Survival of the Fittest or Friendliest – Who Wins?

9 April 2024

Survival of the Fittest or Friendliest – Who Wins?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Over the past several years, I’ve noticed a considerable shift in how people treat each other in everyday society.  I’ve seen many more personal attacks and a general lack of respect for others’ beliefs or feelings. In the past, these thoughts were kept private, but in recent times it seems everyone feels compelled to lash out at others with no remorse. It seems to go beyond “Survival of the Fittest” to “Survival of the Meanest.”
Categories: Blog
Mastering Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Words Matter

26 March 2024

Mastering Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Words Matter

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In our fast-paced digital era, where face-to-face interactions are increasingly rare, the ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics is more crucial than ever. Yet, many professionals find themselves lacking the essential people skills needed to effectively manage stress, maintain positive relationships, and prevent conflicts from escalating. At the heart of these capabilities lies emotional intelligence.

Categories: Blog
The Diversity of Work-Life Balance: It Might Even Include Evening and Weekend Work

12 March 2024

The Diversity of Work-Life Balance: It Might Even Include Evening and Weekend Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The concept of work-life balance has become a cornerstone of discussions surrounding mental health, productivity, and overall well-being. However, amidst the plethora of advice on achieving this delicate equilibrium, one aspect often overlooked is the individuality of work-life balance. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

Mastering Difficult Conversations

27 February 2024

Mastering Difficult Conversations

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Effective leadership hinges on the ability to navigate difficult conversations with grace and proficiency. While nobody enjoys difficult conversations, they can provide opportunities for growth and progress within teams and organizations when handled correctly. Leaders who can adeptly engage in tough discussions foster a culture of transparency, trust, and collaboration. By addressing issues head-on, they prevent unresolved conflicts from festering and potentially derailing projects or...
Categories: Blog
Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

13 February 2024

Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In an era where most of our daily interactions with others, like clients, colleagues, bosses, and even family members, often feel impersonal due to technology, and where our jobs are streamlined for maximum efficiency, it's understandable that many employees sense a loss of their innate creativity, curiosity, and humanity.

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

30 January 2024

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Return to office efforts are starting to wane.  Just 6 out of 158 CEOs in the United States have indicated their intent to prioritize the return of employees to full-time office work in 2024, according to a recent survey conducted by The Conference Board.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
Manifesting More in 2024

16 January 2024

Manifesting More in 2024

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I’ve noticed a theme in 2024 – it seems to be about manifesting more for yourself and creating abundance in your life. Manifesting more for your professional life in 2024 involves not just wishful thinking, but a deliberate and focused approach to turning your ambitions into reality.

Categories: Blog
Is Multi-Tasking Really Possible?

2 January 2024

Is Multi-Tasking Really Possible?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Do you multitask? Multitasking might seem like a way to boost productivity, but in reality, it reduces it.  According to psychologist Gerald Weinberg, multitasking can actually slash productivity by up to 80%.

Categories: Blog
Stronger Together

12 December 2023

Stronger Together

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Last week we announced to our members that announce that the Employers Association of West Michigan (EA) will merge into the American Society of Employers (ASE) effective January 1, 2024. This is an important milestone for our organization, and we believe it will bring numerous benefits to all of our members. 

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Can Money Buy Happiness?

28 November 2023

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

They say money can’t buy happiness – but can it? I think we can all agree, it sure helps! According to a new financial happiness survey by Empower, 59% of Americans agree that money can buy happiness, and the price tag is apparently $1.2 million.

Categories: Blog
The Latest Trend: Overemployment

14 November 2023

The Latest Trend: Overemployment

Author: Mary E. Corrado

One of the latest trends in the workforce is overemployment, a trend in which people hold multiple full-time positions.  This is beyond moonlighting with a small, part-time job.  It’s as extreme as someone holding two, sometimes three full-time positions – meaning they are “on the clock” for multiple employers at once - unbeknownst to the employers.

Categories: Blog, Workforce Trends
AI is Making an Impact – The Newest Stats

31 October 2023

AI is Making an Impact – The Newest Stats

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In the past year, the AI market has experienced significant growth. Beyond ChatGPT, Google introduced its Chatbot, Bard, in March 2023, and other companies such as monday.com and Wix have integrated comparable technology into their current product frameworks. A tech.co article recently outlined some statistics regarding AI that I found interesting and important to know.

Categories: Blog
What is the Best Advice a Boss Ever Gave You?

17 October 2023

What is the Best Advice a Boss Ever Gave You?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, they asked five luminaries what the best advice is that they’ve ever received from a boss. This advice is applicable to most professionals.  It’s not new, but they are good reminders that have held true over time.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
A Look at the Concept of Weekly Employee Surveys

3 October 2023

A Look at the Concept of Weekly Employee Surveys

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The concept of conducting weekly employee surveys is somewhat unique.  Most organizations conduct an annual, quarterly, or at times, monthly employee survey.  But I recently read an article about how Google will soon be surveying their employees weekly versus monthly, so I looked into the concept of a weekly employee survey.

Categories: Blog
5 Tips to Optimize Your Work-From-Home Office

19 September 2023

5 Tips to Optimize Your Work-From-Home Office

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Creating an effective office design is crucial for productivity and comfort. Over the pandemic many remote employees threw together “temporary” workspaces in their home.  But with so many people now working remotely on a more permanent basis, I like the following tips I found in the Wall Street Journal recently for optimizing your workspace:

Categories: Blog
The Power of Agreeableness

5 September 2023

The Power of Agreeableness

Author: Mary E. Corrado

According to a recent study, employees who exhibit high levels of agreeableness are gaining more appreciation from their colleagues and managers. Shockingly, in past studies, agreeableness did not affect teamwork or organizational success in the workplace, but today, it does.

Categories: Blog
How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

22 August 2023

How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I have always been fascinated by psychology.  In fact, my undergraduate degree is in psychology and sociology. But being a remarkable leader doesn't necessitate having a degree in psychology.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Hybrid Work Creates New Challenges

8 August 2023

Hybrid Work Creates New Challenges

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Earlier this month ASE released the results of our 2023 Workplace Flexibility Survey, and to no surprise, a majority of employers offer some form of remote or hybrid work. This new way of working necessitates that employers develop solutions to the challenges hybrid and remote work present.

Unleashing the Power of "Sisu": The Finnish Way to Happiness and Resilience

25 July 2023

Unleashing the Power of "Sisu": The Finnish Way to Happiness and Resilience

Author: Mary E. Corrado

For over 500 years, Finland has embraced a concept known as "sisu," a way of living that has become deeply embedded in its culture. Sisu encompasses the essence of determination and fortitude while facing adversity and seemingly insurmountable challenges with unwavering grit and courage.

Categories: Blog
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

11 July 2023

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you ever feel like time is moving faster than it ever has? You’re not alone. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal says that most of us experience time going faster as we get older. But today people of all ages feel that way.

Categories: Blog
Mental Health in the Workplace: A Growing Priority for Employers

27 June 2023

Mental Health in the Workplace: A Growing Priority for Employers

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In recent years, mental health has become a priority for employers. Numerous companies are introducing additional personal days for their employees to specifically address stressful events occurring outside of the workplace. In addition to these personal days, they are also implementing companywide mental health days.

Another Brain Hack: Reading Fiction

13 June 2023

Another Brain Hack: Reading Fiction

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I am an avid reader.  So far this year I’ve read 16 books – all fiction. So, when I came across an article on Inc.com that reading fiction improves your memory, I was pleasantly surprised.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
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