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[New eBook] Solving the Talent Crisis with Talent Development

[New eBook] Solving the Talent Crisis with Talent Development

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture   — 1 MIN

Encouraging Teams to Work Well Together

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

5 MIN

In a sense, every business is a team. And yet, many organizations suffer unnecessarily because of poor team dynamics, especially during times of change. A diverse and talented workforce is not...

Keeping Employees Engaged While Navigating Change

Emotional Intelligence, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who says they enjoy feeling uncertain or out-of-control. Unfortunately, these are the precise feelings most of us experience when faced with change. On an...

How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

3 MIN

Are good leaders born or created? This classic nature vs. nurture debate plays a key role in developing the next generation of leaders—first when identifying high-potential employees and later...

Implementing Empathy in the Workplace: A Strategy for Improving DEI Training

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Fortune 500 companies have called on Dr. Robert Livingston, social psychologist and diversity consultant, for years to fix DEI problems within their businesses. Many times, they want a “quick fix” to...

7 Ways to Build Resilience to Stress

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Stress at work is inevitable. A report from The American Institute of Stress shows that 41% of employees say their workload causes stress, 32% say people issues at work cause stress and 18% say...

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...

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...

Preparing Employees for a Bigger Role

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Considering today’s labor shortage and the fact that it can take up to two months or longer to fill a job vacancy, it makes sense to promote from within. But even if employees are excellent in their...

4 Ways Resilient Teams Outperform Fragile Teams

Emotional Intelligence, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Resilience is simply the capacity to withstand difficulties or to recover quickly from them. It can apply to people, communities, materials, organizations, and—yes—teams within an organization....

5 Habits of Highly Resilient People

Emotional Intelligence, Employee Learning & Development, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Where would we be today without light bulbs? Perhaps in the dark, if not for Thomas Edison’s resilience. Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts trying to invent the light bulb. He told a reporter,...

Strengthening Resilience in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

The need for resilience in the workplace was never more apparent than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced into remote or hybrid work, every business (and employee) was struggling with more...

Empowering Success: The Art of Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Have you experienced telling someone at work what your needs were—and they agreed? Perhaps you told your manager you couldn’t work next weekend because you need a chance to recharge, or you needed to...

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