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“How are you doing?” Those words, along with an actual listening ear, are powerful now (maybe more than ever) during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The stress and strain on individuals related to health, childcare, and employment concerns is rising. ...

Growing up, I always enjoyed the Cheerios commercials. It was fun to see the cute bee going around helping individuals take care of one of their most precious commodities, their heart. In February, it seemed as though I would see an influx of these commercials,...

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are a top focus for countries and are not a passing trend. Given the strong business outcomes case for having a diverse and inclusive workforce, along with social groups and movements, having a strong D&I strategy is necessary in such a...

I love the start of a New Year! For many, it provides the fuel needed to re-engage and focus on personal goals after some self-reflection. Some hire personal trainers to tone up and meet physical health goals. While fitting into that old...

How do you fit in your mentee's corporate dream team? The 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the national basketball association.  The team was named the “Dream Team” due to the brilliant combination...

Here are the last three tips within your holiday survival guide. Using these tips will help you maintain focus and momentum to balance both professional and personal demands over the busy holiday season. ...

Although the year is winding down, for many the stresses of work can intensify during the holidays. Sales teams are rushing to meet the end of the year goals, project managers are attempting to beat deadlines, and managers are finishing performance evaluations for their teams....

Job searching is not for the faint of heart, let’s be honest.  Even as a Human Resource professional, a job search is daunting.  Last year, I found myself in job search mode after having been with the same company for four and a half years.  In...

Effective managers make time to learn the career goals of their employees, and then do whatever they reasonably can to help advance employees toward their goals. Tragically, just 38% of workers in a 2017 RAND study indicated that their employers had promising advancement prospects. ...