How to Bring the Power of Agency to Your Workplace

By on August 27, 2019

I am working my way through the exceptional: The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms by Dr. Paul Napper, Psy.D. and Anthony Rao, Ph.D,. The main hypothesis of the book is that a lot of the negative feelings we have today: being overwhelmed, always needing to be “on,” anxiety and lack of real connectedness are due...

Employee Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement

By on May 7, 2019

What’s the Difference and Why You Should Care I bet if you work in HR or Talent Acquisition you’re probably a little sick of hearing about employee engagement. Or maybe your CEO said to you, “Hey, I just read this article about employee engagement. Don’t our employees read the mission and guiding principles sign we have in the lobby? We need more employee engagement now! Do something!” I’m...

Your Onboarding Checklist

By on April 4, 2019

Onboarding is one of those topics that seems to go through waves in popularity in the HR community, and right now I think we’re riding a crest. This makes a lot of sense to me, as you don’t have to go very far to find some impressive statistics on the importance of a solid onboarding program. Most of the studies I’ve seen have centered around three key benefits: Effective onboarding increases...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): Okay, Now What?

By on August 27, 2018

Part 2   In Part I of my blog on brainstorming, I shared some of the rather disappointing science behind traditional brainstorming. Reading that blog, you might think that it’s time to give up brainstorming sessions, but wait! With just a few adjustments, you can still have productive idea-generating sessions and achieve the “burstiness” so many teams strive for. So without further ado,...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): A Look at Brainstorming in the Workplace

By on July 12, 2018

Part I Many organizations use brainstorming when they are stuck or looking to access new and unorthodox ideas. Some organizations even have official brainstorm meetings, complete with a moderator, whiteboards, snacks and rules like: · No idea is a bad idea · No judging of ideas · Crazy ideas are encouraged · The more ideas the better One Small Problem After nearly 70 years, what have we learned...

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