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What Leaders Need to Know About Trauma in the Workplace

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Editor’s note: To what degree has the “collective” trauma of COVID-19 seeped into workplaces around the world? And what do leaders need to know about trauma in the workplace? The People Equation reached out to psychiatrist and trauma expert Dr. Mark Goulston to learn more.

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The Go Big or Go Home Myth of Leadership Risk-Taking

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flickr. There’s a narrative in the business world that says leaders must take bold risks ( BHAG , anyone?) to garner business success. And while audacious goals do indeed require boldness, there’s an underbelly to this mindset.

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Leadership in the Hybrid Workplace

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Is the hybrid workplace here to stay? A behavioral scientist named Jon Levy wrote an article in the Boston Globe (gated access) that essentially said, “Nah, I don’t think so.” And the internet blew up. (As As it does.) Whether he’s correctly called it or not remains to be seen.

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7 Things Employees Want to Know In a Department Reshuffle

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Coffee, pen and notes write reshuffle. Is there a big department reshuffle on the horizon? As a leader, you may have become blasé about corporate restructuring, especially if you’re a survivor of numerous downsizing/outsourcing/right-sizing battles.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

How Do Leaders Create Continuous Improvement?

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I asked my readership, “How do leaders create continuous improvement?” It turns out there are many ways to interpret the meaning of continuous improvement.

Why Empowering Your Sales Team is Good Business

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Guest Post by Lisa Kosak. Starting a new job in a leadership role is always challenging and let’s face it – it can be downright intimidating! You are the new kid on the block and you need to learn the culture, people, and inner workings of the company – quick!

Small Daily Actions Add Up to Big Wins in Leadership

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Image credit: Unsplash – Micheile Henderson. I’ve said it before. Leadership is a tough gig. And it doesn’t help when you are bombarded with messages telling you that the path to big wins in leadership come from big, bold risk-taking. Sure, leaders achieve when they think big.

No Leadership Title? You Can Still Influence Change

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A People Equation reader wrote to ask my advice on the following: Our small company is growing and we need to learn to use organizational tools like spreadsheets more effectively. I’m comfortable using these tools, but many of my peers aren’t.

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Team Got the Blahs? Here’s What Leaders Need to Know

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Has your team got the blahs? They might not say so, but if you look closely, the signs are there: deadlines slipping, lack of interest in normally exciting things. And if you’re being totally honest with yourself, maybe you’re feeling it too?

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.

Want to be an Inclusive Leader? Expand Your Home Team Roster

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Are you on the “home team” at work? Otherwise known as the “traditional majority culture,” author Laura Kriska uses the “home team advantage” analogy for the invisible edge people on the “home team” possess.

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Leadership Development in Everyday Workplace Situations

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Image credit: Pixabay. When you move on to your next opportunity, who will you leave in your place? Will it be one successor who has been carefully groomed to fill your specific job title? Or will you depart having developed the capabilities of as many people as possible?

Hot Takes on How to Drive Successful Change in Your Organization

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I’m reading a gem of a book by Phil Buckley titled, “ Change on the Run: 44 Ways to Survive Workplace Uncertainty.” Phil is an author and change management expert. The great thing about his latest book is it’s designed to be read quickly and acted upon immediately.

Analysis: Key Themes in Leadership Trends for 2021

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Image by moritz320 from Pixabay. We’re nearly through the first quarter of 2021 so I decided to take the pulse of what industry analysts and thought leaders are saying about the state of leadership this year.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Leadership by Ranting is No Way to Inspire People

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It’s tough to respect a leader who’s always losing his cool. Case in point: during college, I worked in a family-owned Italian restaurant whose proprietor had a fiery, larger-than-life personality. When he was frustrated, ‘Tony” was prone to emotional outbursts.

When (and If) Employees Return to the Post-Pandemic Office – What Leaders Need to Know

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image: Pixabay. As the COVID-19 pandemic moves towards the second quarter of 2021, and society continues to open , leadership teams are considering when (and if) employees will return to the post-pandemic office.

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When (and If) Employees Return to the Post-Pandemic Office – What Leaders Need to Know

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image: Pixabay. As the COVID-19 pandemic moves towards the second quarter of 2021, and society continues to open , leadership teams are considering when (and if) employees will return to the office.

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Colleague in Pain? What Leaders Should – and Shouldn’t – Say

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We recently marked the one-year anniversary of the global pandemic’s arrival in our country. One constant for the past 12 months has been this: everyone has suffered.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Develop Leaders by Loaning Your Belief

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“Me? A leader? No way. Not interested.” ” If you’ve ever entered into this kind of conversation with someone you believe has leadership potential, you’re not alone.

Anxiety about Working in Close Proximity

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Is your company moving towards opening in-person workspaces? Here’s an element of the people equation that should be on leaders’ radar: many people are kind of freaked out about it. After a year of working from home, media reports indicate folks have anxiety about working in close proximity. And it’s not just mundane worries about having to wear “hard pants” again. Many office workers are realizing that their social skills are like a muscle; it’s possible there’s been a bit of atrophy.

Here’s How to Set Yourself Up for Success Next Year

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It’s less than a month to the new year and now is the time to set yourself up for success next year. That probably seems crazy to you, given that most of us are probably caught in the mad dash of holiday preparations and year-end tasks for work. (16 16 annual performance reviews, anyone?)

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Which Stay Interview Questions Work Best?

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This sponsored post is shared with you by Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics and THE Expert on Stay Interviews. An in-demand speaker and top-selling author, Dick travels the world speaking about Trust and Leadership and has authored five books on Employee Engagement and Retention, including The Power of Stay Interviews, which is the top-selling book in history as published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How to Encourage Your Team’s Bold Ideas

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Are you looking to help your team launch innovative ideas? Then listen up. Your efforts to help them might actually be diminishing their creative brilliance, one “helpful” suggestion at a time. Branding expert Sally Hogshead wrote about this phenomenon when describing how well-meaning people pose the biggest threat to a team’s boldest ideas. Innovative ideas can get pecked apart, one simple “tweak” at a time, says Hogshead.

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The Key Interview Question Many Hiring Managers Forget to Ask

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As a hiring manager, you’ve probably had your share of nightmare interviews. You know, the ones where the candidate clearly is not a fit and you’re wondering how few minutes you can expend before politely showing him or her the door. Then there’s the flip side: the candidate sails in, has the right skills and is a perfect cultural fit. It just clicks. But those are the extremes of a hiring manager’s day—and most likely few and far between.

Are You Having Career Conversations?

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Are you having career conversations? My friend Julie Winkle Giulioni is launching an expanded and revised version of her bestselling book, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. It’s a perfect resource for managers who want to develop their employees.

9 Questions to Help Your Team Create Vision

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Think back to the last project you led. How did you begin? Were you successful getting people on board, or was it more like herding cats challenging than you’d planned? No matter what you’re leading, getting people to line up behind a vision is the first order of business when you take on a new leadership role. Satirist and author of Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift once said, “Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.”

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.

Praise and Feedback Aren’t the Same Thing

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As a foodie, I love all kinds of mash-ups. From bacon apple pie to mac and cheese quesadillas it’s stimulating to creatively pair ingredients in unexpected ways. But when it comes to leadership communication, combining certain types of information within the same conversation is a recipe for disaster. To illustrate, let’s use a fictitious member of your team, “Jim,” as an example. Suppose that Jim works remotely, and you have a video call with him this afternoon to go through a few items.

Are Leaders Who Coach Lazy?

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As the parent of two teens, I’ve become quite accustomed to The Eye Roll. This ocular straining happens most often when I request a previously agreed upon task be completed by said teen. Me: “Hey, it’s time to empty the trash. Trash pick up is tomorrow.” Teen: “Ugh,” with a healthy helping of Eye Roll. When the groaning and eye rolling gets excessive, I sit my kid(s) down and clarify a very important fact of parenting: I don’t ask you to carry out chores because I’m lazy.

Turn Your Responsibilities into Accomplishments to Land that Dream Job

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My friend Sandra (not her real name) called me up and asked me to review her resume. She was applying for a new job within her organization and hadn’t done the “interview thing” in nearly 10 years. Sandra’s resume showed an impressive series of increased responsibilities and job titles over her decade-long tenure with her current employer. It was a nice, solid resume. The one thing that Sandra’s resume was lacking?

What Savvy Networkers Know

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My definition of networking is: “the purpose of networking is to connect people who have a mutual interest in developing a business relationship or assisting one another” So with that framework in mind, I invite you to consider the following ideas, which I’ve playfully named “Miller’s Maxims”. Maxim #1 When it comes to networking, people are the common denominator. The speed and ease with which people can create connections has expanded exponentially.

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!