12

Feb

2019

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Working Remote – What I Have Found

Author: Mary Corrado

Employees working remotely is growing in popularity.  I have been keeping a close eye on how it’s affecting both employers and employees.  Most research I have found shows a positive impact on both the employer and employee.

29

Jan

2019

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Dealing with Different Personality Traits in the Office

Author: Mary Corrado

The ASE team recently took part in a day-long customer service training.  Part of the training included a DiSC assessment, which is a behavior assessment tool.  It segments behavior types into four groups: D, I, S, or C.  So, when I came across an article recently that claims that all people fall into one of four personality categories, I found it interesting.

15

Jan

2019

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Writing Can Make You a Better Leader

Author: Mary Corrado

I have always admired good writers. As an avid reader, I am inspired by those that can tell a good story through written communication.  I have to admit, writing does not come easy to me.  Since I started at ASE 29 years ago, I have had to write articles, blogs, memos, emails, and reports on a daily basis.  You would think I’d be used to it by now, but I still struggle.  When I came across an article on writing recently, I was intrigued to find out that writing...

18

Dec

2018

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Management Tips for Introverts

Author: Mary Corrado

As many of you might already know, I’m a card-carrying introvert.  Traits associated with being an introvert, such as great listening skills, can be beneficial when in a leadership role.  Many of the most famous leaders in history are introverts including Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Steven Spielberg.

4

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.

20

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.

6

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.

25

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.

28

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.

31

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...

17

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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