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Creating a Bravespace Workplace

Creating a Bravespace Workplace It's not every day that you read a book that truly inspires. Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life is that book. I loved it so much that I had to bring in Moe Carrick, the author and founder of Momentum, to discuss her book, and what it takes to make a workplace more human and how to create a bravespace workplace in which everyone can thrive.Moe's motivation for writing Bravespace Workspace was grounded in the frustration that we've known for a long time what work conditions bring out the best in people, ...More Info

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work Today, employees at all levels spend 50 percent more of our work time collaborating than we did 20 years ago. As a result, our need for supportive environments is greater than ever.For a recent episode of Transform Your Workplace,  I spoke with Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and author of the groundbreaking books Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth . In her research, Edmondson ...More Info

What Every HR Department Needs to Know About Internal Communication

As an HR professional, do you feel confident about your communication strategy for relaying news and information that affects employees? Internal communication is the sharing of information between different parts of an organization. When there isn't a strategy for internal communication, important information falls through the cracks. An effective internal communication strategy ...More Info

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity Having a diverse workplace is the right thing to do, and it's also better for business. More and more organizations today understand that, but many still haven't quite figured out how to do it. For the Transform Your Workplace podcast, I chatted with La'Wana Harris, author of Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias. We had a great conversation about why awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion is only the beginning, and why inclusion is such a vital part of the equation. ...More Info

COVID-19: Oregon Workplace Protections and Resources

COVID-19_Oregon Workplace Protections and Resources While our previous blog shared tips for supervisors during these days of the novel coronavirus, we grieve for the large number of people in Oregon and beyond who have lost their lives due to COVID–19. We also lament those who have lost all or part of their income due to those measures taken to avoid further spreading of COVID–19. Many workers have been furloughed or laid off, or have lost important contract work. We understand that, in addition to ...More Info

4 Key Strategies to Help Supervisors Support Employee Well-Being During COVID-19

4 Key Strategies to Help Supervisors Support Employee Well-Being During COVID-19 Maintaining work–life balance has never been more important – or more challenging – than it is right now. The compounding effects of the COVID–19 crisis continue to affect our physical, social, psychological, and economic well–being. We don't yet know what our new “normal” will be or how large an impact the pandemic will have in the end.What we do know for sure is that the pandemic is having significant impacts on individuals' ability to earn income, ...More Info

You’ve Heard about SMART Goals, but what about CLEAR Feedback?

SMART Goals-CLEAR Feedback If you've been a part of a team, you have likely heard about SMART goals. We've all heard the importance behind creating goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time–based, and perhaps even practiced setting some of your own within these parameters. SMART goals can be helpful, but they aren't the be–all end–all of goal setting. By giving the explicit advice to “make all goals achievable,” this could imply that our goals need to be supported ...More Info

How to Inspire Success and Meaning at Work

Hands in a circle As we begin the New Year, our team has been talking a lot about company goals. We’ve found value in taking pause to reassess not only our goals, tasks, and initiatives, but to closely examine the exact value that each one adds to the company. We have no more. “The truth is that organizations are run by people, and people run on emotions. Our feelings supply the energy to fuel our pursuit of profit and purpose. They are formidable and universal. They ...More Info

The One Attribute Leaders Need to Thrive

What Leaders Need to Thrive Recently I participated in a survey last year about the future of leadership. There was only one question:
“What is the number one attribute that successful leaders will need to thrive in the next decade?”
I thought hard about this and many things came to mind – integrity, perseverance, grit. Each time I started to answer, I had a sneaking suspicion I was on the wrong track. After many false starts, I deleted the survey ...
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Pitching a Better Leadership Model with Mark Greenburg

Pitching better leadership In the early days of Major League Baseball, it was all about the team. A player started and ended his career with the same franchise, and fans gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite play-by-play announcer call the highlights of the game. The excitement was more about the team than the individual players. That all changed in the 1970s when statistics and analytics greatly influenced how Major League players were viewed and valued. For the first time, ...More Info
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