Julie Winkle Giulioni

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.

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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.

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.

The 2021 Global Employee Survey

In our third annual survey of employee sentiment regarding working on a global team, we analyzed results from 1,250 employees from 15 countries. We look at perception of their company, intention to stay in their role, and overall job satisfaction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

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?

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.

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.

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.”.

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!

Career Success 2.0: An Evolving Definition

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

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.

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.

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.

How to Make the Hybrid Model Work for Your Team

Can you give your employees the best of both worlds? Research has shown that when executed correctly, hybrid working models can allow companies to recruit better talent, achieve innovation, and build a flexible, productive future.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

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.

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.

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.

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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What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.