Tag: Authenticity

The Power of Authenticity: Why Real Employee Photos Strengthen Company Culture

In today’s digital world, making true human connections with customers is more important than ever. Generic stock photos on your website of smiling models isolate your audience and prevent them from seeing the real people behind your brand. To foster meaningful relationships, you need to give customers a window into your company’s soul, which means […]

Faces of HR: Ayishah Williams on Agility, Hiring Hole & Humanity

Ayishah Williams has more than 20 years of strategic HR, consulting, and business operations experience. Throughout her impressive career, Williams has done everything from developing teams to building and implementing HR best practices at startups – all in the belief that a holistic approach to HR can create measurable and lasting organizational change. Currently, she […]

Faces of HR: Francisco Martinez-Garcia Talks Authenticity, Data & Representation

Francisco Martinez-Garcia has served in the HR industry for more than two decades. He spent 16 years at Colgate Palmolive working in benefits and compensation and, in 2019, was tapped as Head of Global Compensation at Moody’s Corporation – a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers individuals and organizations to make better decisions. Four […]

How to Build Trust and Authenticity in the Workplace

The more the members of a team trust each other, the better they will perform together. Whether you’re on a professional sports team or a team at the office, this statement still rings true. Unfortunately, building trust and authenticity might not always be easy. When you assemble a team, you bring in people from all […]

Strategies for Developing an Authentically Inclusive Company Culture

There’s been a lot of conversation surrounding issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace in recent years. Indeed, there is mounting evidence that inclusivity and diversity are values employers, workers, and consumers alike enthusiastically embrace. But how do you know if your workplace is truly one where diversity is welcomed and where employees feel […]

The Power of You: Women Are Building Influence in the Workplace by Embracing Their Authentic Self

When women start their careers or take their first leadership role, their impulse is often to assimilate. In the process, many end up abandoning or concealing their authentic self, and that’s a shame because when you leave behind your authentic self, you leave behind many of the unique talents that go with it. Indeed, successful […]


The power of an authentic you

This week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s executive vice president of strategy and revenue. by Elizabeth Petersen At a conference earlier this year, I had the honor of moderating a lively, open, and engaging roundtable on women’s leadership. I opened the session by asking the participants whether they felt […]