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Keeping Your Team Productive in the Summer

Anyone who knows me, knows that summer is my absolute favourite season of the year. It never feels long enough to me and I always want to maximize all the great things that come along with warmer temperatures. Finding ways … Continue reading

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What Millennials Mean by Work-Life Balance

Last week I presented at the annual Society for Human Resources Management conference in New Orleans. With more than 15,000 HR leaders and practitioners at the conference, the energy was and the dialogue was very engaging.  I presented on how … Continue reading

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How to Make Summer Hours Work for your Organization

Are Summer Hours Right for You? The warm summer weather is here and, at many organizations, this means “summer hours” are on the horizon. What does the term “summer hours” mean? In general, it means reduced schedules during the summer. … Continue reading

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Workplace Gossip and How It Affects Engagement

Why Office Gossip is Harmful and What Leaders Can Do In an organization, it’s often desirable that employees get along with one another. When people who work together become friends, they tend to like coming to work more and teamwork … Continue reading

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Money & Millennials: What Do They Value?

Yesterday, my colleague Bruce Sellery (@brucesellery) and I presented our new program Money & Millennials to several hundred financial advisors.  The discussions we had before, during and after the session highlighted for me the need to have dialogue around this … Continue reading

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Is a Healthier Workforce a More Productive Workforce?

Absolutely!  When employees are healthier they bring the benefits of their lifestyle with them to work and everyone wins. The Connection Between Health and Productivity Now that more pleasant spring weather is finally here, a lot of us are coming … Continue reading

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Growing Engagement with Remote Employees

Making Everyone Part of the Team There was a time, not so long ago, where everyone who worked for an organization did so by “going to work” and physically being in the office. However, this is no longer the case. Many … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning your Work

Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just For Your Home Now that the spring is finally here, you might have planned to do some spring cleaning. Typically, that means organizing things, putting away winter clothes, and – for me – actually vacuuming under … Continue reading

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Why Having Women in Leadership Roles Matters

Women in Leadership Roles Help Organizations Succeed Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It was a great opportunity to take some time to think about and thank the amazing female entrepreneurs who inspire me, my clients who support women to become … Continue reading

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Fostering Personal Connections at Work

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a client about how their move to a new, modern work environment will impact their organizational culture.  The emphasis will be on open, fluid spaces, no assigned desks, no private offices and lots … Continue reading

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