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Are You Stuck in a Rut with Meetings?

6 April 2021

Are You Stuck in a Rut with Meetings?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

How would your team describe meetings in your organization?  Inspiring? Fun? Productive? But what would the honest answer often be?  Boring? Repetitive? Inefficient? 

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A Generation Left Behind?

23 March 2021

A Generation Left Behind?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Gen Z, ironically also known as zoomers, feel like they are missing out on career growth due to remote work.  Born between 1997 and 2012, it’s those in their early 20’s that are facing these drawbacks to remote work.

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How to Support Anxious Employees

9 March 2021

How to Support Anxious Employees

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Employees are stressed out and need support from their managers.  They are tired of the pandemic, tired of zoom calls, and for some…tired of working from home. And with vaccinations increasing and a small light at the end of the tunnel, many may be experiencing anxiety over the possibility of returning to the office.

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Lessons Learned from Remote Work

23 February 2021

Lessons Learned from Remote Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Can you believe it’s been nearly one year since the pandemic closed offices and forced remote work?  We’ve all had to make adjustments over the past year.  There have been varied levels of success with remote work, much of it dependent on how well the organization was able to adjust and embrace employees working from their homes.

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Soft Skills Are the Key to Success

9 February 2021

Soft Skills Are the Key to Success

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Soft skills are often what separate good leaders from mediocre leaders. Of course, a leader must understand the business and possess any technical skills necessary for the job, but soft skills are what will help a leader excel.

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Empower Your Employees in 2021

26 January 2021

Empower Your Employees in 2021

Author: Mary E. Corrado

2020 was a rough year.  We’ve all been working hard to stay motivated.  Research suggests that employees excel when they feel empowered, and I feel that is so important right now.  Creating a sense of empowerment in employees takes effort from leadership. Leaders must truly get to know and understand their employees.  Managers should understand what uniquely motivates and empowers each of their employees.

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The Newest HR Challenge – Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

12 January 2021

The Newest HR Challenge – Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Well, we made it to 2021, but we shouldn’t expect anything other than more change.  We are still in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, experiencing political unrest, the economy is struggling, diversity and inclusion has been escalated in importance and accountability, and remote/hybrid work continues and is likely here to stay.  Our biggest challenge for 2021 is likely going to be becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. Change is the new norm.
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Grammar 101 – Avoid These Common Mistakes

15 December 2020

Grammar 101 – Avoid These Common Mistakes

Author: Mary E. Corrado

With so much more communication via email today, I’ve noticed more and more grammar mistakes.  We have to dig back to the fourth grade to remember some of the most important grammar rules.  The review below will help you dust off the cobwebs of those elementary school lessons.

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Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

1 December 2020

Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Fear.  It’s something we all experience.  Some fears are small, such as a fear of spiders – a fairly harmless fear.  But larger fears, such as a fear of losing or a fear of risk, can hold you back from what could be large successes in your life.

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Has COVID Changed the World of Work Forever?

17 November 2020

Has COVID Changed the World of Work Forever?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I recently read a fascinating article from BBC Worklife where they asked leading experts how they felt the world of work has changed as a result of COVID.  They looked at remote work and how it’s been normalized through this pandemic and what effects it’s expected to have long term.

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Maximize Your Virtual Commute

3 November 2020

Maximize Your Virtual Commute

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As the COVID numbers are rising, I think it’s safe to say that remote work isn’t going anywhere soon.  We’ve talked a lot about remote work lately, but a recent article in Fast Company shines a different light on it.  It talks about making the most of your now virtual commute. We’ve saved all this time commuting to and from work, but how are we making the best out of that time?

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5 Tips for Helping Your Team Remain Productive While Remote

20 October 2020

5 Tips for Helping Your Team Remain Productive While Remote

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I had the pleasure of seeing Barbara Corcoran speak at a conference about a year ago.  She is a very successful businesswoman and always has great advice.  I recently read an article where she gives five tips to help your team remain productive while working from home.  They are all great reminders as we enter month eight of working remote.

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Feeling Stressed?  Try These Natural Remedies

6 October 2020

Feeling Stressed? Try These Natural Remedies

Author: Mary E. Corrado

With everything going on right now – a pandemic, working from home, political unrest – we are all stressed out.  I recently read an article that listed some natural remedies that help dealing with stress, and I felt it was worth sharing with our readers.

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How Leadership Will Change for the Future of Work

22 September 2020

How Leadership Will Change for the Future of Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

This pandemic has shifted how organizations operate. And while many of the changes can be seen as temporary, many of them are likely here to stay. We’ll likely never go back to what we used to consider normal.  The shift to remote work has had and will continue to have a profound impact on organizations and how we lead our employees.

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Are You at Your Surge Capacity?

8 September 2020

Are You at Your Surge Capacity?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Surge capacity is “a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters.”  This is how we get through stressful periods or events in our life. But with a pandemic, the stressful situation is spread out over a much longer period of time, and many of us have likely depleted our surge capacity.

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