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

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...

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...

Developing Soft Skills Can Deliver Hard ROI

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce  

3 MIN

When we think about the need for employee education programs, a lot of focus lands on “hard skills” - the abilities employees need to complete their specific jobs. While helping employees maintain...

Autonomy: You want to give it to your employees. But are they ready?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Most company leaders value employee autonomy and want more of it…but are they providing the tools and training to make it happen? Despite knowing the benefits of having personnel who can work...

Beyond Compliance: How Leaders Drive Change in Workplace Culture

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

4 MIN

Harassment filings have increased over 50% from last year, according to a recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At times, tackling harassment in the workplace can...

Tips for Giving Negative Feedback Across Your Organization

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

5 MIN

Whether it’s to a direct report, a manager, or a peer, there’s never an easy way to provide negative feedback. Some of us worry too much about hurt feelings, so we sugarcoat the truth. Some of us...

[New eBook] Fostering Organizational Culture Change with Microlearning

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

1 MIN

Culture change is a monumental task for any organization. It's a journey fraught with challenges, from biases entrenched in the fabric of the workplace to resistance against change and a lack of...

Forgiveness vs. Permission: Is There a Third Way?

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

4 MIN

Does your workplace have the kind of culture where employees take initiative with decision-making? Or do employees feel pressure to get permission on how to move forward? Companies want to give...

[New eBook] Building a Culture of Psychological Safety

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

1 MIN

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving world of work, creating an environment where employees can thrive, innovate, and collaborate is a top priority for organizations. As we navigate the challenges...

The Importance of a Growth Mindset in Leadership

Leadership Development, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

In school, effective educators create a learning culture where students feel safe expressing their thoughts. Rather than only accepting the right answer, they encourage students to think about why...

10 Tips to Design a Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

5 MIN

Scientific research shows that leadership is 70% learned, and 30% genetic. Not only does this prove that companies can teach current management to be better leaders, but it also shows that there is...

[New eBook] Building an Inclusive Feedback Culture

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

Feedback has always been an essential component of a high-performing workplace. But while the fundamentals of feedback are much the same, the modern workplace requires a more nuanced approach driven...

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