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New Video Series: Remote Leadership

https://youtu.be/kAqtTgdCgtQ Your organization may have started teleworking after some experience with full-time or part-time telework or with no experience at all. What’s true across most organizations is that due to COVID-19, we had to implement with very little notice, and we don’t know when full-time telework will end. In this…

Taming the Email Monster

Balancing one’s time between email and “real work” is a topic that arises frequently in my coaching of executives. It’s true that without a plan to manage email, it canand will consume our work time. Responding to one email begets another, and soon. Unfortunately, there isn’t one perfect answer to…

Downloading Digital Development

Development in the Digital Age and How Coaching Can Help The Wall Street Journal is reporting that “American Factories Demand White-Collar Education for Blue-Collar Work.”  It’s a surprise to no one in the HR field or in the job market that the demand for higher skilled workers is becoming the…

No one cares. Work harder.

Lamar Jackson, young quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, has been making news  wearing a t-shirt that said, “No one cares. Work harder.” “That’s every day. Nobody cares about what you’re doing,” Jackson told Sports Illustrated. “You’ve got to work harder. If you want to be the best, you’ve got to work…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Start Now

While the time of end-of-year reports and planning for the new year has started, remember that getting a head start before the holidays will help you land on your feet when you’re back in the office after the midnight countdown. Generally, employees are strapped for time.  Many associations and other…

Fall and Holidays Pose HR Challenges

The fall and upcoming holiday season pose challenges and opportunities related to managing people.  It can be a time of inclusiveness and encouragement of diversity if we manage people with increased awareness of our differences and commonalities.  Here are some thoughts based on my HR experience managing a diverse workforce…