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Why Do Employees Resist Change, and What Can Leaders Do About It?

Why Do Employees Resist Change, and What Can Leaders Do About It?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture   — 4 MIN

Roadmaps to Success: HSI's Future-Focused Learning Pathways

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Blue Ocean Brain News  

2 MIN

In today's fast-paced business environment, the demand for continuous learning and skill development has never been greater. Whether you have a separate L&D department or it is part of HR, investing...

Self-Directed Learning for Ambitious Employees

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

According to Gartner research, high-potential (HiPo) employees bring 91% more value to an organization than non-HiPos and exert 21% more effort than their peers. To keep ambitious employees from...

From Mentorship to Leadership: Empowering Women in the Workplace

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Mentorships are invaluable in the workplace, especially for women. Being mentored can help women picture their future and better plan for success. As Kailynn Bowling, co-founder of ChicExecs PR &...

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills, and Skills That Encompass Both

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

5 MIN

In today’s workforce, technical skills alone don’t cut it. LinkedIn’s top 10 most-in-demand skills include management and sales, but also communication and teamwork—painting a clear picture that,...

How Leadership Development Helps Meet Corporate Goals

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

The 2023 Global Human Capital Trends survey conducted by Deloitte found that 94% of respondents recognized that their organization’s success depended on the effectiveness of its leadership. However,...

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

It starts the moment you log in for the day: a manager who’s in a bad mood, a coworker who’s running late, a customer awaiting with a problem, a phone that’s already beginning to ring. With these...

5 Ways to Encourage Employee Autonomy

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Most companies are beginning to learn the advantages of having autonomous employees, such as greater productivity, more innovative ideas, reduced labor costs, and less turnover. Unfortunately, some...

Do Your Employees Feel Comfortable Asking Questions?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

No one likes to look unintelligent in the workplace, which is why employees often avoid asking questions. While employees often feel that keeping inquiries to themselves is the best way to prevent...

How to Give Positive Feedback to Employees

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

A striking 83% of employees say they appreciate all kinds of feedback—positive or otherwise. Positive feedback is especially lacking in most modern organizations, even though science has proven time...

How to Develop Empathy in Leadership

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

There’s no question that fostering a culture of empathy makes it easier to attract qualified job applicants. In fact, according to SHRM, 92% of workers applying for jobs look specifically for...

Reducing Risk: How Not Having a Single-Solution HR Partner Can Hurt You

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

As an HR professional, you are aware of all of the training requirements for your employees…probably more so than anyone else in the organization. And, you are probably aware of all the frustration...

From Fear to Belonging: Building Inclusive Workspaces

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Andrew is a manager. He just realized that he scheduled an important meeting on a cultural holiday. He rescheduled the meeting, but he isn’t sure if it’s better or worse to explain why he...

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