Lead from Your Heart Like Betty White
Lead from Your Heart Like Betty White

“I’ve never been one to stand outside and criticize.  I’d rather get inside and see what’s going on, see how I can help.” Betty White to AARP, 2011   It may feel like gilding the lily, but let’s take a moment to appreciate Betty White. Who else could posthumously...

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Fearless Predictions for 2022
Fearless Predictions for 2022

  “The Great Resignation” is still making headlines across America and around the globe. A year ago, we hinted at it in Prediction #2 in our blog for 2021 trends, but candidly, we didn’t quite foresee the mass exodus it has turned out to be. As we prepare to turn...

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When Is Crossing the Line Actually a Good Thing?
When Is Crossing the Line Actually a Good Thing?

  “That’s it. You’re done,” he said, unplugging the karaoke machine. “What do you mean?” she challenged. Pulling her aside to get out of view of the many cellphone cameras in the room, he said, “You’re going to thank me in the morning. Give me your keys. I’m...

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Learn to Say Thanks, Even Before You Mean It
Learn to Say Thanks, Even Before You Mean It

He said it.  I clearly heard it. After weeks of passing a toy back and forth and marking each exchange with those two little words, our toddler finally associated “thank you” with receiving.  He used the phrase appropriately and without prompting from his mother or...

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Open Letter to Employees
Open Letter to Employees

  Dear American Workers, Millions of you have spoken, and we hear you. This is where you get off the merry-go-round of reporting to the workplace.  Your reasons are as personal as each of you.  Possible exposure to a fatal virus.  Lack of reliable childcare....

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An Open Letter to CHRO’s
An Open Letter to CHRO’s

Dear HR Executive, Few people outside your line of work can imagine the stress you’re under this year.  The headlines paint a picture that must keep you up at night. The Great Resignation Is Accelerating.  Strikes Sweeping Labor Market.  Workers Quitting These 4 Kinds...

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Stop Leaving Money on the Table
Stop Leaving Money on the Table

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that almost 4 million Americans walked off their jobs each month in April, May, and June of 2021.  After months of flexibility and work-life balance provided by work-from-home arrangements due to COVID-19,...

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Seeking Employee Loyalty? Manager Discretion Advised
Seeking Employee Loyalty? Manager Discretion Advised

Empathy seems to be the new HR emphasis for 2021, but it must be more than just a square on the “Buzzword Bingo” card to be effective.

Companies must embrace empathy as a cultural principle and not a passing fad, but how do you make people care about their co-workers?

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Hardline Stances Over Return to Office Cost Companies Talent
Hardline Stances Over Return to Office Cost Companies Talent

There is a chilling effect among the rank and file when it comes to negotiating for terms that could make it easier to retain talent who require special accommodations for handling challenges outside of work. Employees assume their boss will be rigid and inflexible when approached, and they simply vote with their feet rather than risk being vulnerable about their needs.

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