Three Ways To Develop Trust At Work

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Three Ways To Develop Trust At Work

Emmanuelle looks around the room at the sales team. She’s new at the company and still learning about the relationship dynamics between her coworkers. Tensions are running high as it was just announced that the team didn’t make their sales goal for the second month in a row. Not that she’s surprised. This past month, […]

What To Do When You Feel Disengaged and Disinterested in Your Work

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What To Do When You Feel Disengaged and Disinterested in Your Work

We did it! My daughter, husband and I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. If you’re just joining us on this adventure, be sure to start here to get caught up on the journey and the lessons learned. As it turns out, the toughest lesson of the adventure was waiting for me when we got home. But back […]

It’s Time To Experiment With Slowing Down

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It’s Time To Experiment With Slowing Down

This is the third post in a series about my family adventure hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. If you’re joining us now for the first time, please start here .  The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men… It’s 11pm and we start our final ascent to 19,000 feet. We are excited; Mount Kilimanjaro, we’re coming to get […]

Check In With Your Values and Prepare To Reach New Heights

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Check In With Your Values and Prepare To Reach New Heights

I went on an adventure with my family and I can’t wait to share our story with you. Over the next few weeks, I’ll tell you all about our journey, the lessons I learned along the way, and the hardship I overcame in the end. If you’re just joining the adventure, start here. After months […]

The Tallest Freestanding Mountain is Calling…Do You Answer?

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The Tallest Freestanding Mountain is Calling…Do You Answer?

I went on an adventure with my family and can’t wait to share our story with you. Over the next few weeks, I’ll tell you all about our journey, the lessons I learned along the way, and the hardship I overcame in the end.   I was shocked when my daughter said yes to climbing […]

The Future of HR: Anne Loehr Interviewed By German Professor, Dr. Peter M. Wald

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The Future of HR: Anne Loehr Interviewed By German Professor, Dr. Peter M. Wald

Dr. Peter M. Wald, a professor at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences of 10 years, contacted me for an international perspective of the future of human resources (HR). This university is Saxony’s largest University of Applied Sciences and one of the largest in Germany- more than 200 years old. Dr. Wald’s area of expertise is human resource […]

Cornell University Entrepreneur in Residence: What I Wish I Had Known

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Cornell University Entrepreneur in Residence: What I Wish I Had Known

I was excited, and more than a little nervous, when Cornell University asked me to be an Entrepreneur in Residence. What did that actually mean? It meant I held office hours twice a semester, to meet any student who had any type of question about being an entrepreneur. It was a fun adventure, with undergrad […]

Generations at Work: Bridging Communication and Work Ethic Expectation Gaps  

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Generations at Work: Bridging Communication and Work Ethic Expectation Gaps  

Are there really differences in the way generations interact in the workplace? Do Millennials have different expectations than their older colleagues? Is it even possible to generalize about what Millennials are like? What should HR and management do to attract and keep Millennials? Amy Souza contacted me to explore these questions and more for an […]

Avoid Bad Meetings: Understand Cultural Differences of Time, Hierarchy and Decision Making

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Avoid Bad Meetings: Understand Cultural Differences of Time, Hierarchy and Decision Making

The meeting went badly. Very badly. The CMO was thirty minutes early, and the CEO was twenty minutes late. The COO and CMO were both attempting to lead the meeting, while simultaneously offending each other for doing so. Meanwhile, the CFO and CIO interrupted them constantly, both steering the conversation where they saw fit. After […]

A Deeper Look at Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

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A Deeper Look at Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

Working in Africa taught me the importance of understanding cultural norms. I was managing a Kenyan hotel with 400 international guests over the Christmas holiday. We had arranged it all: fireworks, an African choir to sing carols, and Santa arriving on a camel. Yet, I failed my guests and my team by not bothering to […]