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How to Avoid Being a Victim of the Great Resignation

7 September 2021

How to Avoid Being a Victim of the Great Resignation

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Over the past year and a half, organizations across the country have seen a larger than normal exodus of workers.  What makes this different, is that they aren’t always leaving for another better paying job.  The pandemic caused many to rethink how they are living their lives. And one of those aspects is what they do for a living.

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The Importance of Mindfulness

24 August 2021

The Importance of Mindfulness

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Mindfulness means living in the present moment. It means being (intentionally) more aware and awake to each moment and being fully engaged in what is happening in one’s surroundings – with acceptance and without judgment.  I recently took a “test” to discover my level of mindfulness; I didn’t do so well. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Like most leaders, I find myself constantly attempting to multi-task throughout the day.  I go from meeting to...
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The Remote/Hybrid Debate

10 August 2021

The Remote/Hybrid Debate

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As employers struggle with how to return to the office I have seen varying viewpoints, all of which have some good points.  In this week’s blog, I present two differing viewpoints.  I think there are aspects to consider from each of them, and what you decide is dependent upon your office culture, the type of work you do, and employee sentiment.

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What is the Best In-Office Day?  Or is There One?

27 July 2021

What is the Best In-Office Day? Or is There One?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I read a lot and based on what I’ve read there is really no perfect day to consider an in-office day for all. A recent article on Wired says there are MTFers who prefer to go to the office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.  Another group is called WTFers – they prefer Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. And then yet another group, the MTWers, perefer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  I think it’s safe to say there is no real consensus on which days are ideal for...
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Leaders Burnout Too

13 July 2021

Leaders Burnout Too

Author: Mary E. Corrado

During a crisis, leaders are supposed to be the strong ones, right? But we are all human, all have emotions, and all experience stress.  Just as employees can burnout, so can leaders. While a leader must persevere and lead an organization and its employees through a crisis, it’s OK to share vulnerability and empathy with your employees.

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The Key to Remaining a Competitive Employer: Forward Thinking

29 June 2021

The Key to Remaining a Competitive Employer: Forward Thinking

Author: Mary E. Corrado

2020 dramatically changed the workforce and workplace.  The traditional business structure is fading away as employment preferences change and technology advances.

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10 Red Flags That Your Hybrid Workplace Could Be Considered Psychologically Unsafe

15 June 2021

10 Red Flags That Your Hybrid Workplace Could Be Considered Psychologically Unsafe

Author: Mary E. Corrado

With a majority of organizations creating a permanently hybrid workplace, it’s important to be sure that it is done right.  The initial move to hybrid or remote work was done in a rush for companies that did not already have a remote work plan in place when the pandemic hit.  If implementing a permanent remote work structure, now is a good time to review your plans and policies.

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Hybrid Work Reminders

1 June 2021

Hybrid Work Reminders

Author: Mary E. Corrado

By now I think we’ve all realized that hybrid work will likely be the new post-pandemic normal.  Hybrid is a combination of working at the office and at home.  It provides a nice balance for employees.  ASE’s recent COVID-19 Return to Work Survey showed that over 34% of ASE member organizations intend to implement a permanent hybrid work model.

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More Quotes That Inspire…Submitted by You!

18 May 2021

More Quotes That Inspire…Submitted by You!

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I was impressed by the number of responses I received from my last blog, Sometimes You Need a Little Inspiration. Thank you to everyone who shared your favorite quotes with me.  They were so good, I decided to share some of them in this week’s blog.

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Sometimes You Need a Little Inspiration

4 May 2021

Sometimes You Need a Little Inspiration

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Someecards.com is a great resource when you need a break from the seriousness of your day or a good laugh.  Memes like “Nothing makes me appreciate a night out at a nice restaurant like my own cooking,” are easy to find.  One of their most recent articles though, I found very inspiring.

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The Value of Quiet People

20 April 2021

The Value of Quiet People

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Two weeks ago I wrote about being stuck in a rut with meetings.  In that blog, I discussed how to make meetings more engaging, productive, and equitable. Today, I am discussing the importance of paying attention to the quiet people in meetings. Those quiet people often have the most to offer – they just wait for the right minute to offer it.
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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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