18 January 2022
Businessinsider.com recently posted a list of 25 books recommended by Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates. They say these books are essential to read in order to increase your business and leadership acumen. As an avid reader, I always like to add new (and old) books to my reading list, so, I thought I’d share the list with you.
4 January 2022
I wrote about the importance of mindfulness back in August of 2021, and I think it’s an important topic to cover again as we move into 2022. We are hearing more and more about mindfulness every day, even more since the August article. I know I continue to struggle with remembering to be mindful, but I am getting better. My new Apple watch reminds me daily! Mindfulness is key is resiliency and properly handling anxiety and stress.
14 December 2021
For many organizations the definition of the traditional workplace has changed. With so many remote and hybrid employees, having one central office location is often not necessary or no longer efficient. Instead, some are turning to hubquarters – a network of smaller locations.
30 November 2021
One of the number one arguments I hear against remote work is maintaining the workplace culture that was established prior to COVID. But I think, in some cases, if the right adjustments were made, culture was improved or at least maintained.
16 November 2021
I recently read the results of a study, CEO Stress, Aging, and Death. The researchers estimated the long-term effects of work-related stress on the mortality and aging of 1,605 CEOs of large, publicly listed U.S. firms. The results were scary…stress can indeed shave years off your life.
2 November 2021
All of us have heard of emotional intelligence, but recently I read an article that talks about emotional compensation, which was a new term to me. However, in reading through the article, it really is just common sense in how to treat employees. It does serve as a good reminder to us though, so in this week's blog I will review the ways to emotionally compensate your team.
19 October 2021
It’s been termed “The Great Resignation.” Employees are leaving, and talent is harder than ever to find. It’s more important than ever to find new and innovative ways to be a competitive employer.
6 October 2021
The fields of psychology and sociology have always been of great interest to me, in fact, I double majored in them for my undergrad degree. And over the past year and a half I’ve really noticed the importance of it, including within the workplace. While leaders are not qualified to act as psychologists or sociologists, they must apply some of the disciplines' methods during this time, including showing empathy.
21 September 2021
A year and half ago we are all tossed into remote work abruptly, but over the past few months many of us have transitioned to a hybrid work model. A report by Microsoft examines the trends that have emerged over the past year and a half and what to expect in the near future as hybrid work becomes the norm.
7 September 2021
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.
24 August 2021
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...
10 August 2021
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.
27 July 2021
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...
13 July 2021
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.
29 June 2021
2020 dramatically changed the workforce and workplace. The traditional business structure is fading away as employment preferences change and technology advances.