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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

The Keys to Successful ERGs

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

3 MIN

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are invaluable for enhancing the employee experience and creating inclusive cultures. The social injustice movements of 2020 forced many organizations to analyze their...

The Importance of Embracing Neurodiversity

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

4 MIN

Stephen Hawking was known for his brilliant mind. It might be tempting to think he embodies some idea of the “right” kind of thinking. You might think you should put all your effort into thinking...

Connecting with Your Remote Workforce

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

4 MIN

Finding connections with others is one of the most vital parts of being human. According to a recent study by Blueboard, 85 percent of HR professionals say that feeling connected at work is...

4 Steps to Building an Effective Learning Culture

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

4 MIN

Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before. Economists predict this diversity will continue to grow. Although building a learning culture takes time, it has a significant impact on employee...

How Effective Leaders Use Situational Leadership

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

According to Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey, the thinkers behind the situational leadership approach, there is no one best leadership style. Even if a particular leadership style works for one...

Performance Reviews Have Changed—Here’s How to Change With Them

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

5 MIN

If there is one corporate activity universally dreaded by both employees and managers alike, it’s the annual performance review. Traditionally, such reviews rate employees once a year, measuring them...

How Important are Innovation Skills in Today's Workplace?

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

3 MIN

The straightforward answer is EXTREMELY! Diverse teams with different types of innovation skills drive innovation. Did you know teams without ethnicity and gender diversity are 27% more likely to...

Supporting the Caregiving Employees in Your Workforce

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

4 MIN

From workplace responsibilities to helping children navigate Zoom school and checking in on elderly parents, employee caregivers have managed a lot of daily roles. Caregiving is one of the most...

How to Set Bigger and Better Goals in 2023

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

4 MIN

When thinking about goal setting, especially creating bigger goals for yourself and your team, one of the first things to consider is this: What is your organization's status quo? And is your hope to...

How to Ask for Feedback

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Research has shown that employees tend to avoid people after they give us negative feedback, and this can lead to performance declines and feedback phobia for the giver and receiver. Leadership...

Becoming a Mindful Leader

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Though mindfulness in the workplace may seem like a new buzzword, it has influenced business practices for decades. You may have heard of scenario planning or scenario and contingency planning—a mode...

The Power of Cognitively Diverse Teams

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Cognitive diversity is the inclusion of people who have different problem-solving styles and perspectives than our own. Studies have shown that cognitively diverse teams achieve better results and...

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