If your daily commute is a time you dread, I can relate. It's time to reclaim that time of your day to promote positive feelings instead of creating an energy drain.
“Because I’m a people person.” I will never forget my college professor telling our class that this was the worst answer to the interview question “why did you get into HR?” She was right, of course. However, over recent months I’ve heard many HR horror stories that make me wonder if some HR professionals need to re-visit their roots.
One of the biggest challenges of designing a workshop, a class or program is determining how best to help people transfer the skills and tools they acquired into their jobs. I read recently that if you give students approximately 15 minutes to reflect and write about what they have learned at the end of your training day the odds of transfer increase by 25% or more. Outside of the classroom, I believe there is great possibility to apply this principle as well.
Much is written about corporate culture and it is typically centered around the concept of cognitive culture. Unfortunately, this leaves a crucial part of culture on the sidelines. Emotional culture is "the shared affective values, norms, artifacts, and assumptions that govern which emotions people have and express at work". Find out how to leverage your company's emotional culture.
Published earlier this fall in the Harvard Business Review, an article about persuasion captured my attention. We are more likely to buy something, invest quickly or recommend a service to a friend when we are more certain about it. That part makes sense, right? But, how does one become certain? Can this research be applied both at work and at home?
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been catching up on some reading. In the most recent Harvard Business Review, the editors assessed and profiled the best performing CEOs in the world. The first thing I noticed was how few women were on the list.
We work with a lot of professionals who at one point or another have to assign a dollar amount to their time. It can be a struggle to find your voice in these moments. This week I was brainstorming with a client about multiple perspectives to consider when effectively setting a budget for a customer project.