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You are the Steward of Your Legacy

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Guest Post by Peter Giulioni I’m excited to share a guest post from a new blogger whose work I am confident you’ll appreciate: my husband, Peter Giulioni. He brings decades of management consulting, university administration, and life experience to this article on legacy. Coincidentally, I wrote a blog post on the same topic when Peter’s mom (my mother-in-law) died several years ago. So, I guess this is a topic that runs very deep in our family. I hope you enjoy Peter’s foray into blogging—and he welcomes your insight and feedback. When I first thought about writing this blog I, like …

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Rethinking Remote Relationships

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According to a VitalSmarts survey of 1153 global workers reported in Harvard Business Review (April 2018), remote employees feel left out and disadvantaged as a result of their status. And it goes far beyond ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ In dramatically larger numbers than their co-located colleagues, remote employees feel that: Colleagues lobby against them with others Colleagues speak badly of them behind their backs Colleagues don’t fight for their priorities Colleagues make changes to projects without warning These findings offer leaders who want to make the most of today’s decentralized and distributed workforce an important new focus. For …

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Exploring the Myths of Team Building in the Digital Age

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Guest Post by Crystal Kadakia I’m really excited to introduce you to a new Berrett-Koehler author, Crystal Kadakia, who is launching her first book, The Millennial Myth, this week. Crystal’s book is a refreshing take on the current media hype surrounding this now largest segment of today’s workplace. Her message resonates deeply for me given my research last year into generational differences—which, as it turned out, pointed instead to overwhelming similarities Millennials, GenXers and Baby Boomers all share. Here’s a brief article from Crystal that will introduce you to her thoughtful themes and compelling style.  I thoroughly enjoyed The Millennial Myth and …

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Looking for Lasting Commitment… Beyond Engagement

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Leaders are enamored with employee engagement. They repeatedly conduct surveys to assess it and hold meetings to address it. Yet, despite the millions of dollars that are invested annually, engagement continues to be among employees’ biggest disappointments and management’s top challenges. Maybe it’s time to re-think our expectations… to reframe the issue… to take the next logical step. What’s beyond engagement?  Well, in life outside of work, it’s typically marriage. ROMANTIC PARALLELS Couples enter into a romantic engagement as a transition to another, more committed state. In 2010, the average time from proposal to wedding was 15 months. ‘Five years’ …

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Striving for Second… or Maybe Third

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I ran for and was elected to one of three open local school board seats earlier this month. The experience was filled with learning… about politics, our community, campaigning, and myself! As a Type A, highly driven, excellence-oriented achiever, I’m accustomed to setting my sights for the top. The highest A in a class, sales leader, #1 utilization rate, off-the-charts end-of-class ratings. Like so many others (you included, I would imagine), I have spent a lifetime developing an unconscious habit of striving for the top… in all things – those that matter and those that don’t.  School. Work. Words with …

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Networking Not Working? 6 Strategies for the Intrepid Schmoozer

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Ask any leader about the keys to business success, and ‘relationships’ will likely be among his or her  top responses. Business gets done through people. Collaboration is king. And partnerships can lead to profits. But strong, productive relationships don’t magically appear. They are nurtured and cultivated over time. And they had to begin somewhere… frequently through networking. I envy others for whom networking comes so naturally – the ones who are gregarious, witty, and confident in any group or setting.  They make it look easy. But for many of us, networking is an effort – and an uncomfortable one at …

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