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How to Create a Psychological Safety Net for Employees

As we deal with the coronavirus pandemic’s fallout, employees everywhere are craving security. Nearly 1 million people have applied for unemployment benefits each week since March, raising the total number of unemployed workers in the United States to more than 16 million, at the time of this writing. These figures are grim, but they point to an […]

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Hiring Diverse Leadership in a Homogenous World—Begin by Changing Up the ‘Gatekeepers’

As protests erupted over decades of racial injustice sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, companies rushed to publish statements in support of Black Lives Matter. Many employees of those companies, however, have called out the fact that the words coming from nondiverse management teams do not reflect reality.

Building Trust in a Remote World

Over the past few months, one phrase has come up over and over again in seemingly all of my conversations: “leadership trust.” Companies are realizing that building and maintaining the bond between leaders and their employees is especially important right now with large swaths of their employee base working remotely.

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What Is a Speak-Up Culture?

Employers know that in order to combat problems in the workplace, the first step is to discover those problems. But how can an employer find out about problems if employees aren’t willing to bring them to anyone’s attention?

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HR Problems: Drinking While Working from Home

With many Americans still working from home during self-isolation, our everyday habits have drastically changed in order to accommodate our new daily routines. For some, this may mean waking up a few minutes later or perhaps juggling work and homeschooling the children, but others are using this newfound freedom as reason to have an alcoholic […]

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Training for New Executives

Often, training and development is thought of as a process focused on new employees—as part of orientation, perhaps, or as part of a multiyear training process for junior staff. But we’ve said many times that employees should get training throughout their careers. And that includes when they are at the pinnacles of their careers, as […]

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Giving Junior Staff Sponsorship Responsibilities

Few initiatives, big or small, succeed without the help of a champion or sponsor—someone who takes ownership over the process and keeps the other stakeholders and team members focused in the midst of other responsibilities.

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During Unprecedented Times, Leaders Have a New Role to Play

These are incredibly challenging times. The entire world has undertaken a massive shift in how we work—all at the same time and all because we have been forced to. We aren’t just working from home; we are at home in a crisis trying to work amid an avalanche of change and, in some cases, despair.