Julie Winkle Giulioni

Employee Engagement: One Size Can’t Fit All

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash. Employee engagement is consistently one of the most discussed and written-about leadership topics. And it will likely continue to be in the years to come — with good cause.

Checkpoint 2021: The Top Read Blog Posts

Julie Winkle Giulioni

2020 is safely (and thankfully!) in our rearview mirror. And now we’ve made it through the first half of 2021. This seemed the perfect time to look back at our most popular blog content over the past six months.

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How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day this Year

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Ryan ‘O’ Niel on Unsplash. March 5 is National Employee Appreciation Day – a time to celebrate your most precious resource, the people who toil day after day to build products, sell and deliver services, help customers, solve problems, and drive business results.

What Does a Career Look like in Today’s World?

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Michele Bitetto on Unsplash. You remember the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the vain emperor who is duped into wearing “specially woven” clothes that are actually nonexistent?

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Stop Blaming Zoom! The Problem with Your Meetings Might Be You

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Long before COVID-19 entered the scene, requiring a significant portion of work and work-related communication to go virtual, meetings were an all-too-frequent feature of the business landscape.

5 Work-From-Home Rituals that Will Reduce Burnout and Improve Productivity

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash. Well into a second year of the fallout from our global pandemic, organizations continue to adjust their work-from-home (“WFH”) strategies. Although some offices have opened up, many more remain fully WFH. And still others are moving to a hybrid format.

Remote Relationships: How Far Can You Coast?

Julie Winkle Giulioni

I can’t count the number of times my dad’s car ran out of gas when I was a kid. Every single time, it was the same sputtering, then a period of coasting, followed by a full stop (and generally a few disapproving words from my mother.).

One Pandemic Upside: Humanity on Display

Julie Winkle Giulioni

What a difference a few years (and a pandemic) can make. Remember the 2017 CNN World news clip of a live interview during which two children came into the room (and camera angle) while their father was speaking?

How to Navigate Year-End Reviews for Employees

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Year-end reviews for employees are challenging – even for the most skillful of leaders. The reasons are varied. For instance, the way they’re scheduled in a concentrated fashion forces those with many direct reports to spend weeks on end planning and conducting non-stop conversations.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Thinking About Your Future is Not Selfish

Julie Winkle Giulioni

I’m delighted to host this guest post from my friends, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel as they launch their newest book, The Long Distance Teammate. This topic could not be more timely and it’s addressed skillfully by two experts in the field. Enjoy their post. Consider purchasing their book.

5 Productivity Hacks to Improve Your Work from Home Results

Julie Winkle Giulioni

For months, the coronavirus pandemic has relegated office workers everywhere to their homes. Hunched over kitchen tables or attending conference calls from their living room sofas, these workers are truly living the business trope of “do more with less.”.

Developing Leaders: Turning Life into Learning

Julie Winkle Giulioni

According to Deloitte , organizations and individuals globally spend more than $50B annually on leadership. Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash. development. Last year, these dollars were spent on a wide variety of activities designed to build leadership competencies and skills.

What is Certain During These Uncertain Times?

Julie Winkle Giulioni

I was speaking with a colleague recently who said, “If I hear or read ‘these uncertain times’ once more, I’m going to scream!” And now, everywhere I turn, I’m aware of these words as well – in the news, business articles, podcasts, and advertising.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Career Success 2.0: An Evolving Definition

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Michael Cheng on Unsplash. Many workers are beginning to recognize the need to redefine career success in new ways.

Why ‘No Thanks’ is an Unacceptable Response to Development Today

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Given the scope and volume of what employees are grappling with today, it’s understandable that many have hit the pause button on their own development.

Work from Where? 3 Leadership Practices that Support Employees Working From Home, Work, or Somewhere in Between

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash. Over the past decade, there’s been increased pressure for organizations to offer greater flexibility regarding when and where work gets done. The COVID-19 pandemic poured rocket fuel on the grand social experiment called ‘work from home’ (WFH.)

Are You a Reflective of Reflexive Leader?

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Tom is a mid-level manager in a technology firm. He’s risen quickly because of the volume of work he’s consistently been able to manage. He explains his success like this: “Given the pace of business today, you can’t overthink things.

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Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Want Employees to Own Their Career Development? Try These 2 Things

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Career development is among the most confusing and challenging responsibilities facing leaders. And make no mistake… it is a critical responsibility.

Development Plan or Development Planning? There is a Difference

Julie Winkle Giulioni

If your organization is like most, you’re likely seeing less attention paid to development planning. It’s understandable. Leaders face time challenges like never before. Teams are increasingly distributed across geographies, making connections complex.

Holidays aren’t the only time for leadership GIFTs

Julie Winkle Giulioni

The holidays are a time when many leaders find themselves scrambling simultaneously to meet year-end business goals and punctuate the season with their staffs. Too frequently, the stress overtakes the joy, and gifts become another obligatory to-do on a never-ending list.

The Culture-Career Development Connection

Julie Winkle Giulioni

This post is adapted from “Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want.” ” . When it comes to career development, what individual managers do matters. A lot.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

VUCA Career Development for a VUCA Workplace

Julie Winkle Giulioni

The expression VUCA has been around for decades. And yet, it’s as relevant today in business as it was when first introduced in the 1980s by the US military.

What’s Your Disposition Toward Development?

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Leaders can’t help but bring their general disposition or temperament to work. And that disposition drives everything they do. How they run meetings. How they set goals. How they organize projects. And how they grow people. Developing others is among a leader’s most critical responsibilities, and the most valuable contribution they can make to the organization. Yet, too frequently, development gets sidelined with excuses that range from ‘no time’ to ‘no promotions available’.

Sunk Time. Sunk Costs. Sunk Talent?

Julie Winkle Giulioni

I recently conducted a research study with Samantha Hupp and The Insight Advantage exploring issues related to women and career development today. We asked nearly 400 women to share their most frequently occurring self-limiting beliefs.

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2020 Vision: One Thing Leaders Must See Clearly in the Coming Year

Julie Winkle Giulioni

As a young consultant several years ago, I worked with countless organizations that had dubbed their long-term planning efforts ‘2020 Vision’ – cleverly combining the idea of clarity with the nearly mythical future date.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

A Manager’s Guide to Navigating High-Stress Times

Julie Winkle Giulioni

This is an article I wrote some time ago to offer leaders guidance for dealing with others during times of high-stress. Given current events and the unprecedented anxiety facing employees today, I’d like to offer it again in the hope that it offers leaders some tangible behaviors and strategies for connecting with others during these challenging times. This content is also available in my AthenaOnline micro-learning video that’s available free until April 2. Stay safe and stay healthy.

4 Mindsets Needed for a Better Talent Pipeline

Julie Winkle Giulioni

As leaders face the most volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business conditions ever, one thing is clear: Talent is an organization’s most powerful and sustainable competitive advantage. As a result, improving the talent pipeline by attracting, developing and retaining the best possible employees is among a leader’s most fundamental priorities.

Develop in Place

Julie Winkle Giulioni

As COVID-19 cases rise and organizations consider how to respond with strategies that prioritize employee health and well-being, we may find ourselves facing new conditions and restrictions.

The Career Development Habit

Julie Winkle Giulioni

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ” -Aristotle. As each new year begins, a lot is written on the subject of habits. Habits associated with health and wellness. Habits associated with mental outlook and happiness. And habits associated with greater professional success. Habits really are at the core of excellence in any arena – including career development.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.