Organizational Effectiveness

The Benefits of Training for Project Managers

December 20, 2018

  Jen’s note: This post is sponsored by Strategy Execution, a training company dedicated to the career advancement of project management professionals. One of the aspects that I admire about the project management profession is the rigorous attention applied to professional development. This post highlights some of the training avenues a project manager might take. […]

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Are Unspoken Issues Creating Mischief on Your Team?

September 29, 2016

When the results of Google’s research on team effectiveness (called “Project Aristotle”) were revealed earlier this year, the conclusion was surprising: the best teams have just one thing in common. Factors such as clear goal-setting and team member dependability are certainly important, but they’re not what definitively sets great teams apart from their average counterparts. […]

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Manners Matter at Work

June 27, 2016

Far from being an outdated, quaint throwback, manners are still in vogue at work. “Please” and “thank you” go a long way towards greasing the cogs of social interaction in the workplace. You might be skeptical of my claim, given our country’s current election cycle. But look past the soundbites of the 24/7 news cycle, […]

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People Equation Quick Hits: Learning Nuggets from #WorkHuman 2016

May 11, 2016

For the past three days, I’ve been immersed in Globoforce’s WorkHuman conference. Have you ever been to a conference that was so amazing, you feel like you’re literally bursting at the seams with all the ideas? Yeah, that’s how I am right now, two hours after the conference wrapped.     Watch for detailed coverage […]

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Social Recruiting – It’s Time to Get on Board

October 26, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (“EWS.”)  All opinions are mine. What does the rise of social recruiting mean for the future of HR? The way that companies attract qualified job applicants continues to evolve at […]

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Can Companies Truly Offer the Work Flexibility that Employees Crave?

September 28, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (EWS).  All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, the cartoon The Jetson’s featured flying cars. Decades later, we still aren’t flying around like George Jetson. All that time […]

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4 Key Skills Employees Need for the Workplace of the Future

July 27, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce Study.  All opinions are mine. What are the top skills that the employee of the future needs? A recent study commissioned by Spherion and conducted by Harris Poll aimed to find […]

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Even Good Leaders Lose Against a Bad System

June 8, 2015

“The other day I had a revelation at work.” That’s my friend Sally, chatting with me at lunch. “Oh? How so?” That’s me, ever the inquisitor. Sally took a new job a few months ago and we were catching up on life. “Well, the VP of my division stopped me in the hall the other […]

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23 Leadership Lessons About Energizing Yourself and Others

May 15, 2015

How do you derive energy from the task of leading? Many times, being in a leadership role is draining, not energizing. As with many other things in life, one needs to actively seek out ways to overcome flagging energy. This month’s Frontline Festival blog carnival, hosted by Let’s Grow Leaders’ Karin Hurt, assembled 23 stories […]

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6 Truths about Training and Development

February 23, 2015

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees. I’ve facilitated programs in warehouses, stuffy conference rooms, outdoors, and with simultaneous translation to groups of non-English speakers. […]

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