Tag: leadership

Shifting from Manager to Leader

The best leaders know when to manage and when to lead, shifting seamlessly depending on the present demands. They read the situation and behave in a way that is most impactful for both the team and the organization. This adaptability stems from the recognition that there are suitable contexts for both management and leadership, making […]

Planning for Success: HR Managers’ Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is a time when many people set professional goals. As a human resources (HR) manager, the new year might usher in a time of change for your workforce as you roll out new policies, aim to repair broken systems, or set goals to achieve in the upcoming year. So how can employers […]

Managing the Conflict Inflection Point

Conflict is the fiber of every one of our existing relationships.  A day doesn’t pass without conflict – it’s natural.  Conflict is unavoidable but it does not have to be calamitous.  It can be internal or external – as minor as hitting the snooze on your alarm or a clash of how to resolve a […]

Best of Learning & Development 2023

At the end of the day, employees are a company’s biggest asset. Learning & Development initiatives are just one of many ways to help bring out your workers’ potential. LinkedIn found that 83% of organizations want to build a people-first culture, and 81% of L&D departments are helping to make that happen. As we near […]

3 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Leadership

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees started to see work culture in a new light. We saw the Great Resignation and later the birth of quiet quitting culture. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47 million American employees quit in 2021 and another 50 in 2022. Workers are […]

Leaders and Motivation: Is It Them or Me?

What have you done lately to help your team fully invest in their work? Leaders frequently ask me to explain why some members of their workforce don’t seem fully engaged or motivated. They report that people are just going through the motions or, worse, just doing what’s minimally expected. “In an era when innovation, speed, […]

Inclusive Excellence: How Lumen Technologies and India Sylvester are Redefining Corporate DEI Initiatives

In today’s corporate landscape, the emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is more than just a trend—it’s a necessity. Companies that prioritize DEI not only foster a more inclusive environment but also drive innovation, creativity, and employee satisfaction. One such company leading the charge in DEI initiatives is Lumen Technologies. At the helm of […]

Want to Be a Great Leader? Be an Influencer, Not Just a Doer

Today’s leaders typically ascended to their roles after demonstrating their ability to do the work and deliver results. But upon rising to a supervisory position, too many leaders fail to make a shift that’s increasingly critical in the modern workplace: They haven’t evolved from doers to influencers. Traditional, top-down leadership is no longer viable given […]

Faces of HR: Elizabeth Derby on the Power of Cultivating Greater Equity and Access

Before Elizabeth Derby started her career in HR, she was a Public Finance Banker, dedicated to creating access to affordable housing for people in underserved communities. While she enjoyed the business and strategy aspect of that work, she gravitated to the people side and was ultimately tapped by leadership to assume several high-profile HR roles. […]

What We Learned From … HR Leadership Week 2023

We’ve enjoyed a full week of online events and digital resources about leadership. As this year’s HR Leadership Week comes to a close, let’s take a look at what we’ve learned from the event’s discussions and resources. Monday Featured Article | Are You Listening, Really Listening, to Your Employees? As employee engagement has become a growing […]