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Learn to get comfortable with change

Learn to Get Comfortable with Change

Your world is changing more rapidly than ever before, bringing a barrage of industry discussions about disruption, agility, and resilience. Professionals who adapt quickly can seize new opportunities and manage their careers. It’s time for each of us to get comfortable with change. What Keeps CEOs Up at Night? Deloitte tells us that 90 percent…

Create a learning culture to engage employees

Why Create a Learning Culture?

Why Create a Learning Culture? Peter Drucker famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In other words, your strategy will go nowhere if your culture doesn’t support it. I would take this a step further and say “culture IS strategy.” Any goal that you intend to reach will fail, unless your culture is aligned to that…

Deviled eggs

Deviled Eggs and the Recipe for Success

My grandma’s deviled eggs were legendary. They were always the first thing to go at family gatherings. One time I asked her what she put in them to make them so good. She said “It’s not hard. You just put a little bit of whatever you’ve got in your fridge.” “But, Grandma,” I said, “I…

Network Like a CHAMP Networking Activity Journal

Networking Goals: How Much Networking Is Enough?

After a conference or corporate training event, I try to follow up with each participant. Have they made progress toward their goals? Are they using what they learned? What questions do they have? How can I help? This week, someone sent me the following response. Their question is one that other people may also wonder…

"Don't I know you?"

“Don’t I know you?” A lesson in inclusion

A fantastic question landed in my inbox, and I wanted to share it with you. “If I run into someone I know, presenting in a different gender outside of work, how should I handle that? Do I acknowledge that I recognize them? If so, do I use the name I know them as, or do…

Unemployed Isn't "Unemployable"

Unemployed, Not “Unemployable”

Have you ever received a job application from someone who isn’t currently working? Were you quick to move it to the bottom of the pile? Do you equate “unemployed” with “unemployable”? Be honest. It’s ok to admit that we’re biased. We are biased, it’s human nature. It’s easy to continue doing the things we’re familiar…

How do you measure inclusive culture?

How do you measure “inclusive culture”?

It’s back-to-school time in Indiana, which means new teachers, new classes, and new classmates. Every year, I worry whether my kids will have friends in their classes, whether their teachers will recognize their unique talents, and whether the administrators support a truly inclusive learning environment. Is being an employee really any different? As our organizations…

Recruiting Millennials means attracting qualified candidates of all ages

Recruiting Millennials (and everyone else, too)

Employees are your most valuable asset. If you want your business to thrive, you need to find and hire top talent. Despite the different channels that you can use to find the right people for the job, there are challenges that you’ll have to overcome during the process. Recruiting Millennials, not to mention retaining them,…

Flexible work arrangements work well when companies plan ahead

Flexible Work Arrangements: Plan for Productivity

It’s a much-debated topic and a growing trend, but most companies still don’t seem to take a deliberate approach to flexible work arrangements. Instead, they just offer a vague middle ground of “flexible work arrangements” on a case by case basis. There are strong arguments for encouraging remote working and, conversely, arguments for bringing everyone…

Wasting Time Concept: Red Clocks in Metal Trash Bin.

Stop Wasting Time as a Leader

As a leader, you may find yourself strapped for time, especially when you are juggling clients, team members and the constant flow of work that comes in any leadership position. Learning to manage your time more efficiently, then, is a very valuable lesson for you to learn as a leader. With that in mind, here…

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