Julie Winkle Giulioni

Development: The Gift that Just Keeps Giving

Julie Winkle Giulioni

With another extraordinary holiday season upon us, many leaders struggle to determine the best way to punctuate the year and thank their employees. Some settle on physical tokens. Others gravitate toward parties or meals. And a dwindling few find ways to offer cash bonuses.

December 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Julie Winkle Giulioni

As another pretty unusual year comes to a close, the importance of effective leadership has become increasingly clear. Organizations that have survived – and even thrived – during these past 21 months are the ones that have cultivated extraordinary leaders.

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October 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Nine years ago when I launched my first book, I was invited to participate in this Leadership Development Carnival. And I was completely confused about what kind of circus I was signing up for.

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.

Virtual Onboarding: The 5 Keys to Success in 2022

Speaker: Kate Pavlina and Jon-Paul Jaramillo

The pandemic made virtual onboarding our new reality. Initially seen as a band-aid solution, it is quickly becoming a permanent part of the new world of work. Join this webinar, featuring guests from Amazon and Sundt, to uncover a tried-and-tested framework for virtual onboarding––and how to bring the experience to life.

From ‘Great’ to ‘Ghoulish’: Surviving as Resignations Get Even Scarier

Julie Winkle Giulioni

This might be the scariest Halloween that organizations and leaders have ever faced. Grim year-end forecasts. Ongoing supply chain(saw) massacres plaguing nearly every industry. Offices that look like graveyards. And spookiest of all is the specter of unwanted and uncontrollable turnover.

The ABCs of Soliciting and Accepting Feedback

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Soliciting and accepting feedback graciously are skills that distinguish successful and effective individuals. Yet many people have not had the benefit of learning these skills. Your employees are likely among them.

Thanksgiving Career Development Compilation

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There’s something about this time of year when so many people are focused on gratitude that makes the world a bit softer, kinder, and warmer.

The Great Re-Evaluation

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Photo by Daniel Salgado on Unsplash. There’s no argument that today’s workplace is in tremendous flux. The past 18 months have dramatically – and forever – altered the business landscape. Accelerated digitization. Support for work-from-home and hybrid configurations.

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.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

The Gravitational Pull of Weaknesses

Julie Winkle Giulioni

Image by Comfreak from Pixabay. In many organizations, the bulk of a leader’s performance management efforts focus on improvement opportunities (aka ‘weaknesses’.)

Heart First Leadership in Unprecedented Times: Guest Post by David Grossman

Julie Winkle Giulioni

I am delighted to share this guest blog post from my friend David Grossman. I’ve been a fan of David’s work for years. I had high expectations for his latest book, Heart First: Lasting Leader Lessons from a Year that Changed Everything ; and I wasn’t disappointed.

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?

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.

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

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.

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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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.

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 the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

During this informative webinar, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President, Kevin Grossman, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.

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.

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?

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.).

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.”.

Swiping Right on HR Tech: How Tinder and Southern Cross Automate Their Hiring & Onboarding Process

Speaker: Nora Diaz de Leon and Nicole Moore

Paperwork, endless email threads, and other manual tasks have kept HR from focusing on what they do best. sound familiar? Sign up for this webinar from Tinder and Southern Cross, to learn how they use the latest in HR tech to streamline their hiring and onboarding experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

How to Create an Employer Brand That Attracts the Best Global Talent

Your employer brand not only affects your reputation and performance but your ability to attract and retain global talent. In this article, learn effective employer branding strategies, ways to communicate your employer brand, and 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.