Faith and the Optimistic Stance

Faith is a word which elicits different thoughts and emotions for each of us.  For some, it is a sense of trusting others or implicitly knowing we are understood or respected.  For others, it can be the feeling that we will always be encouraged by our friends,...
100 Leadership Lessons to Thrive in the New Decade

100 Leadership Lessons to Thrive in the New Decade

There is something called the Lindy effect and it states that you can predict the future life expectancy of a non-perishable thing like an idea, or a restaurant, or a book based on how long it’s already been around. The longer something survives, the longer we can...
Deep listening is going beyond the words

Deep listening is going beyond the words

Did you know that most of us only listen to 11% of what others are saying? That’s both astonishing and concerning, considering that 84% of us think we’re great listeners (the truth is, we’re not). Fortunately we’ve got listening expert Oscar Trimboli on our side to...
Going Agile: Beyond the Buzz

Going Agile: Beyond the Buzz

“Agile” has been a buzzword thrown around Silicon Valley, startup conferences, town halls and HR department meetings for years now. Additionally, in the past several weeks we’ve heard “agile” again in large volume as companies rapidly try to adjust to remote work and...

Mapping the Future of Workforce Skills

We’re learning that the term social distancing may not be precisely right — physical distancing is more like it. Socially, we’re finding all sorts of ways of staying close. The same is true with the term soft skills. As this week’s #WorkTrends guest and workforce...

Keep Employees Engaged by Personalizing Appreciation

When we talk about employee engagement, we’re talking about the emotional commitment an employee has to their work, their team’s goals, and their company’s mission. Essentially, it is a term that tries to capture an employee’s dedication, enthusiasm, and ability to do...

How to Analyze Employee Survey Results

Did anyone ever ask for your advice then not take it? That’s just how your employees will feel if you ask them to complete a survey and you don’t analyze the results and report back. Once you’ve put time and energy into creating a survey, don’t diminish the trust and...

Virtual Onboarding For Remote Employees

Last week OPM issued new guidance providing flexibilities for agencies to onboard new workers using remote tools. The memo lays out a few key activities that agencies can now perform using teleconferencing tools and encourages HR and IT leaders to work together to...
The impact of thoughtful internal communications

The impact of thoughtful internal communications

During uncertain times people are increasingly turning to leadership for answers and understanding. As a result, effective internal communications is more crucial than ever; especially when you take into account the lasting impact it can have on your organization and...