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Dec

2018

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Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Mary Corrado

According to a survey by the John Templeton Foundation, people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.  Yet, 81% of employees report they are motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work.

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Nov

2018

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Maintaining Employee Engagement Over the Holidays

Author: Mary Corrado

Keeping employees engaged from Thanksgiving through the new year can be difficult.  Many employees are utilizing remaining vacation time.  In addition, while some employees’ workloads increase, others decrease.  It can be a challenging time.

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Nov

2018

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Organizations Must be Forward-Thinking Employers to Survive

Author: Mary Corrado

The workforce is changing quicker than some organizations can keep up.  Some are predicting that by 2027 the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers.  The traditional business structure is fading away as employment preferences change and technology advances.

23

Oct

2018

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Humble Leadership is Effective Leadership

Author: Mary Corrado

I’ve read a lot lately about the value of humble leadership.  A true leader strives to bring out the best in his or her employees, but too many leaders get caught up in their power and lose sight of this.

9

Oct

2018

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Not All Jobs Can be Replaced by Robots

Author: Mary Corrado

With technology changing and evolving at such an incredible pace, some jobs have the potential to be replaced by robots.  But not all jobs are replaceable.

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Sep

2018

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Personal Productivity Tips - Some Old, Some New

Author: Mary Corrado

I used to think I was busy when I had a 1, 5, and 7-year-old and was just appointed as President and CEO of ASE. Now my kids are 18, 23, and 25.  I’m still running ASE, and I am still very busy. It seems like in today’s world, we are always busy, always behind, always racing to the next meeting, always solving the next problem. So when I came across an article on entrepreneur.com that lists 18 ways to stay focused and increase productivity, it caught my eye.

11

Sep

2018

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What Companies do Millennials and Gen Z’rs Want to Work For?

Author: Mary Corrado

I recently came across a study by Comparably that researched what companies Millennials and Gen Z’rs want to work for.  While the companies didn’t surprise me, some of the ratings did.  Another surprising factor is that we are now talking about Generation Z.  The oldest Millennials are now 31-35 years old.  Generation Z is coming up right behind them at ages 18-25.

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Aug

2018

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Do You Identify with One of These Nine Leadership Styles?

Author: Mary Corrado

I recently read an excerpt from the book, “The Nine Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace” by Beatrice Chestnut, Ph.D.  In it she defines nine distinct leadership styles.

14

Aug

2018

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The CHRO/CFO Connection

Author: Mary Corrado

I wrote a blog about a year ago about HR earning itself a seat at the table.  In it, I spoke about the importance of showing how HR contributes to the bottom line. This hits right to the heart of a CFO.  I was reminded of this when I came across an article recently about how CHROs and CFOs are becoming more collaborative.

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Jul

2018

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Innovative Ways to Better Handle Stress

Author: Mary Corrado

Detroit was recently named the most stressed city in America according to a study by WalletHub.  The study attributed the stress levels in Detroit to poverty, divorce, unemployment, and a lack of sleep.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know how I feel about sleep!  I can understand how a lack of sleep would affect stress levels.  I personally can’t function at my best without a solid 7-8 hours.  I think many people are sleeping way less...

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Jul

2018

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Emotions in the Workplace?

Author: Mary Corrado

I came across several articles recently that all revolve around emotions in the workplace.  After reading them I began to think how crazy it is to think that all employees will come to work everyday happy and content and remain that way eight hours per day, everyday of the week.  That’s just not normal human behavior.

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Jun

2018

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Can Intuition Play a Role in Effective Decision Making?

Author: Mary Corrado

What is intuition?  According to Neuroscience News, “intuition is the result of information processing in the brain that results in prediction based on previous experience.”  I had always perceived intuition as more of a gut feeling, but learning it’s based on past experiences, it makes me wonder how effective it can be in decision making.

12

Jun

2018

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Lessons we can Learn from Our Dogs

Author: Mary Corrado

Dogs have been a part of my life since I was born.  I have had at least a dozen dogs over my lifetime.  At one point, I had three at one time.  Currently though, I have two huskies – Niko and Aspen.  They are a very important part of my life.  Recently, I read an interesting bog on what we can learn from dogs.  It’s a bit tongue in cheek but makes some really interesting points.

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May

2018

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The No-Meeting Day Concept

Author: Mary Corrado

One of the newest trends in business is implementing “no-meeting” days.  When I first read about this trend I was excited, because I often get exhausted just looking at my calendar!  I thought this sounded ideal for me.  But the more I thought about it, I started to wonder where all those meetings would go.  Would I just be busier on the other days?

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May

2018

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Are You Chronically Late?

Author: Mary Corrado

Being late stresses me out, and it has always driven me crazy when others are late. My significant other is chronically late to the point that he has his own time called “Lotito time.”  When we have an appointment, I have learned to tell him it starts 15 minutes prior to the actual time.  The reasons he states for his tardiness include underestimating travel time and meeting durations and trying to get just one more task done before leaving.  According to a recent...
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