Kevin Sheridan

There Is Always A Workaround: The Importance Of Improvisation

Kevin Sheridan

When the regular audience was stranded at home due the pandemic, the UceLI Quartet improvised, playing Puccini’s ‘I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) to 2,292 plants in Barcelona, Spain.

We Live In A World Where Reality TV Is Fake, But Fake News Is Real

Kevin Sheridan

8 Proven Ways to Spot Fake News Do you have your B.S. Radar turned on? In today’s digital and multi-media age, the ability of identifying “fake news” and false information could never be more important.

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We’re All In This Together

Kevin Sheridan

I am extremely proud to say that my old company, HR Solutions, Inc., was the first research firm to prove there is a near-perfect correlation between employee engagement and diversity & inclusion.

Why Your Learning Programs Need To Embrace Diversity & Inclusion

Kevin Sheridan

The lessons learned about A Culture Of Learning from when I was kidnapped as a child and brought to an American Indian Reservation.

Good News and Feedback Survey

Kevin Sheridan

Over the course of the last few years I have written and posted almost 150 blogs.

Bridging The Gap

Kevin Sheridan

Like the pandemic was not enough for us to deal with? For real? Then the killings and the protests occurred. Having grown up as one of the few white people on an American Indian Reservation, I have an acute sensitivity to issues of diversity, inclusion, and race.

How a Leonardo da Vinci etching turned into a Rembrandt.

Kevin Sheridan

Decades ago, my Father placed a bid at a charity auction for a piece of artwork. He was told that this particular etching was created by Leonardo da Vinci. He won the bid and brought the artwork home.

If you could choose to live 10 other people’s lives (living or deceased), who would they be?

Kevin Sheridan

I recently had an interesting exchange with my good friend and business partner, Don MacPherson of 12 Geniuses asking him if he could live 10 people’s lives (living or deceased) who would they be? I also shared with him my top ten: Jesus Paul McCartney Mahatma Gandhi Madonna Vince Lombardi Winston Churchill Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Pope John Paul Reinhold Messner Like me, Don is a Big Brother. In fact, he and his Little Brother Shakeel were matched in 2003 and are still friends today.

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Seizing The Opportunity To Manage Your Work And Life.

Kevin Sheridan

I abhor victimhood. Sadly, far too many people embrace it, both in their workplace and the way they live their lives. Two Sundays ago, I saw Reese Witherspoon interviewed on CBS News Sunday Morning and was so impressed with her approach to work and life: “I am my own lottery ticket.” Wow.

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  – Sir Winston Churchill

Kevin Sheridan

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” – Sir Winston Churchill Coronavirus. Pandemic. Social distancing. Flatten the curve. Do I shower today? Unprecedented times. Work from home (WFH). Remote workers. Virtual work.

Giving Thanks And Paying It Forward: Powerful Tools Of Employee Engagement.

Kevin Sheridan

After one of my recent Keynote Speeches in Boston, one attendee came up to me and put her hand on my arm, looked me in the eyes, and said: “I had to come up and thank you. I saw you speak here last year and you changed my life. Truly.

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The 6 Secrets To Delivering A Successful Sales Pitch

Kevin Sheridan

You arrive at a big prospective customer’s office and are escorted to their largest conference room. So where and how do you begin your sales pitch? Follow the six tactical tips below and you will more than likely land the client as your newest customer: 1. Recognize that it is not about you.

The Business Case for Remote Work

Kevin Sheridan

According to Harvard Business Review , 40% of the existing worldwide workforce are virtual workers (people who work remotely). This is trending upward and will continue for several important reasons.

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The Top 10 Mistakes Made by New Hires: An Onboarding Checklist on what NOT to do

Kevin Sheridan

We know that starting a new job can be a bit overwhelming and mistakes can be made, especially in the first month when new hires are still getting the lay of the land. And whether or not it’s fair, judgements are made about new employees—often very quickly.

The Four Key Characteristics Of Successful Public Speakers

Kevin Sheridan

On the heels of delivering many of my Keynote Speeches, I am often asked what traits make a public speaker successful, which is what inspired this blog.

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Three Myths About Employee Engagement

Kevin Sheridan

At many of the conferences where I am a keynote speaker, I have encountered several large myths and inaccuracies purported and communicated about Employee Engagement. It is sad to me that managers and executives may be taking errant action plan steps based upon these inaccuracies and mistruths.

Top Five Benefits of Having Great Office Coffee

Kevin Sheridan

Guest post from Olivia Moore, co-writer at Fourth Estate Coffee. Reaching the workplace through the rush hour traffic impacts your freshness. Feeling worn down before you even begin work is not an ideal way to start your day.

Why Not Leverage Kevin Sheridan’s Over 71,000 Contacts In His Newsletter?

Kevin Sheridan

Kevin Sheridan regularly sends out his newsletter to over 71,000 people in his database. These people hold prestigious and powerful positions, including: CEO, COO, Chief Human Resource Officer, Human Resources Director, Employee Relations Director, Organizational Development Consultant, Talent Management Manager, Manager, Supervisor, Associate, and more. Furthermore, Kevin Sheridan’s content is regularly streamed on the following popular media outlets depicted above.

Funny HR Stories

Kevin Sheridan

During one of my recent keynote speeches, a member of the audience asked me to share the funniest or most unusual story about Human Resources management I had ever heard in my 35 years as management consultant.

Working Together to Create a Strategic Virtual Work Plan

Kevin Sheridan

Our working lives have experienced remarkable change in the past month. Many careers like yours have been forced to move home and online, with Zoom and Hangouts becoming the new normal.

Luck is Largely Misunderstood.

Kevin Sheridan

Oftentimes when seeing some type of positive outcome, people tell someone “You are so lucky,” when in fact the outcome had nothing to do with luck. I’ll be honest.

22 Tactical Tips To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Kevin Sheridan

Fear of public speaking is a very common form of anxiety. It can range from sweaty palms, shaky hands, a blushed face, a quivering voice, or a stomach tied in knots, to outright panic.

Helping Your Virtual Employees Adjust to Remote Work

Kevin Sheridan

The Coronavirus has forced hundreds of millions of people worldwide into working remotely. The Coronavirus has also forced millions of Managers into the role of Virtual Manager, wrestling with how to manage, motivate, and engage their new virtual workforce.

11 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

Kevin Sheridan

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials. Very much in line with Millennials’ insatiable desire for recognition, it seems like the last ten years of articles, videos, and speeches, were all about Millennials.

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Leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility for Employee Engagement

Kevin Sheridan

I recently had the honor of giving the Opening Keynote at The Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Florida.

Is your communication style a message in a bottle?

Kevin Sheridan

I just returned from an amazing 30-day cruise of the Indian Ocean, which included ports of call in 12 different countries. While at sea one day exercising on the cruise ship deck, and prompted by a sunlight reflection off the water, I spied a sealed bottle floating on the surface of the ocean.

How to Improve Company Culture: 5 Tips

Kevin Sheridan

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”. Management guru Peter Drucker said that years ago and wow, was he spot on. Thousands of companies have wrestled with how to improve their company culture, in the hope of improving employee engagement, talent attraction, and talent retention.

Detecting Alzheimer’s in the Workplace

Kevin Sheridan

On January 10th of this year, I lost my Dad to this dreadful disease. Alzheimer’s is a form of progressive dementia, where the brain cells gradually stop functioning or die. The disease usually occurs in adults over the age of 65.

The 5 Most Effective & Tactical Solutions To Recruitment Marketing

Kevin Sheridan

So many organizations are searching for new and more effective means of recruitment marketing. Well, over the last two months we researched this topic, and definitively identified the five most proven strategies of doing so. Recruit via social media.

6 Ways To Reduce Employees’ Stress During The Holidays

Kevin Sheridan

Let’s face it. The holiday season is a very stressful time, both at work and at home. Great managers will be looking for ways to make the holidays a lot less intense for their team members. Here are six basic ways of doing just that: Eliminate the pressure of “Secret Santa.”.

The Disturbing Signs That We Have A Long Way To Go In Closing The Workplace Gender Gap

Kevin Sheridan

The #MeToo movement has shined a powerful spotlight on the gender gap in the workplace. Not only did it reveal the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, but it also highlighted the continued persistence of gender inequality. A recent survey by McKinsey & Co.

How to Improve Company Culture: Your Sneak-Peek at 6 Innovative Tips

Kevin Sheridan

Leaders in all industries are constantly wondering how to improve company culture. There are myriad benefits to achieving world-class culture, not the least of which are: higher profitability, improved customer service, enhanced talent attraction, and superior talent retention.

Assessing Engagement Levels

Kevin Sheridan

Workplace engagement is a complex equation that requires collaboration between individual and company efforts. To be most successful, individual employees must understand their own personal levels of engagement and how to take more active ownership to improve. By helping employees understand what personally engages them, your company can develop a more comprehensive and successful engagement strategy.

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Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember.

Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

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Employee Experience: Digital Transformation Can Improve It

HR Bartender

Digital transformation is the concept of using technology to solve business problems. As business strategies become more global and organizations need to be more agile, it only makes sense to use technology to our greatest advantage.

Career Development: 5 Activities You Can Do Today

HR Bartender

Right now, many of us are concerned about our career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or laid off. Maybe you’re still working but are starting to hear rumors. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for several months.

Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace.

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