Blue Ocean Brain Blog

How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders

How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture   — 3 MIN

Thriving in a Recession: Unleashing the Power of Employee Development and Strategic Planning

Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

As the global economy endures downturns, organizations must view these challenging times not as threats but as opportunities for growth and innovation.

The Synergy of Convergent and Divergent Thinking

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Picture this: the executive in charge of your department calls a meeting to brainstorm ideas to decrease inefficiencies. It’s a quarterly meeting, but nothing ever changes. It’s gotten so bad that...

Unlock Your Productivity with These Time Management Tips

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

5 MIN

Time management is not just a skill—it's an essential ingredient in the recipe for success. Practical time management tips can be your compass, whether you're an employee juggling multiple tasks or a...

Empowering the Future: Supporting your Gen Z Workforce

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

4 MIN

Born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Z consists of teenagers and young adults either in college or getting their first taste of working in their chosen field. By 2025, the World Economic Forum estimates...

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

“Psychological safety” has gone from buzzword to mainstream, thanks in part to a massive, two-year study conducted by Google back in 2015. Working from home during the pandemic made nurturing...

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...

How to Run a Team Feedback Session

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Managers who deliver team feedback to employees quickly and effectively develop more motivated, agile, and loyal teams. Yet a Gallup survey found only 14.5% of leaders feel confident in their ability...

Supporting Emerging Leaders: Facilitating the Transition to a Leadership Role

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

5 MIN

The journey from being an individual contributor to becoming a leader within an organization can be a challenging—even daunting—experience. Excelling in a previous role does not necessarily guarantee...

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...

Microinclusions: The Hidden Elements of Belonging

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

4 MIN

You’ve heard of “microaggressions”—the small, everyday slights that impact members of marginalized populations. These are comments or actions, usually spoken or made thoughtlessly, that diminish a...

Beyond Pride: Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees in the Workplace

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

3 MIN

With June being Pride month, a renewed focus is on the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace. In many organizations, this presents itself as changing logos to include Pride colors or hosting company-wide...

The Power of Inclusive Language

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Language changes. It adapts and evolves just as we do. Why? Well, because it must. The Linguistic Society of America says that language changes because the needs of its speakers change. New...

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