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Being an Inclusive Manager, Part 2: How?

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by Valerie Grubb

Lead by Example All employees want to be appreciated for their contributions and hard-earned knowledge. In multigenerational workplaces, such appreciation may be more difficult to achieve because of age-based stereotypes and misperceptions. It’s important to remember that younger employees have knowledge as well, for example—it’s just different from what those who have been in the […]

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Being an Inclusive Manager – Part 1: Why?

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by Valerie Grubb

Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination.  –R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., Beyond Race and Gender   The Benefits of Inclusion As part of my training practice, I lead a workshop entitled “Inspiring a Collaborative and Respectful Work Environment.” During class, I have participants split into groups and answer the following […]

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Communicating Up, Down and Across the Organization

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by Valerie Grubb

One of the best things you can do for your career is learn how to be a great communicator. After all, if you’re unable to get your point across in a way that inspires others to take action, how can your initiatives (or your career) possibly succeed? In any workplace conversation–whether it’s with a direct […]

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Connecting Work Ethic to Company Mission

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by Valerie Grubb

In last month’s blog post I explained why it’s important for managers to clearly define work ethic before discussing expectations with their direct reports. Today I’m building on that theme to discuss the importance of connecting work ethic to company mission. Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people […]

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What Is Work Ethic? And Why Is Defining It Important?

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 by Valerie Grubb

The first and paramount responsibility of anyone who purports to manage is to manage self; one’s own integrity, character, work ethic, knowledge, wisdom, temperament, words, and acts. —Dee Hock Of all the areas of conflict among the generations, work ethic is certainly the most challenging to overcome—partly because it’s an elusive trait to begin with. […]

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Post-Holiday Hustle

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by Lisa Kaye

Now that you have neatly packed away the holiday décor, tossed away the greeting cards, as you reluctantly look down at the scale wondering how you are going to lose the butter cookie extra pounds, you might not fee like you have time to even wonder what the future has in store for you.. It’s […]

Time To Get Your Job Jingle On

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017 by Lisa Kaye

When it comes to making your New Year Career Resolution you need to make sure you do not carry bad habits over from one year to the next. Your career hangover needs to end with the confetti clean up and the empty bottles of bubbly. What does that mean to you? Well, if you are […]

Time To Get Your Job Jingle On

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by Lisa Kaye

You may be getting ready for a long holiday break, anticipating the much-needed rest and relaxation, or you may be working yourself to the bone before you take some time off. This may have been a tough year where you lost a close friend or family member, or you fought the good fight when it […]

Stranger Things and Your Job

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by Lisa Kaye

you may have woken up in the morning thinking I can’t take do another day at that same old job. You may not think you have options. You may think you need time to figure it out. Maybe if someone would just present you with a few choices you would know what to do? It […]

Buyer’s Remorse-Not The Job You Wanted

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Lisa Kaye

You may have been the most excited person on the planet when you accepted the new job, or the promotion, or the chance to accept a new assignment. Without so much as a second thought you were all to glad to say “Yes!” and leap into the new opportunity like a kid on the first […]