Manage Your Personal Bias with These Three Tips

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Manage Your Personal Bias with These Three Tips

“No, not her!” I thought to myself. What I needed was a massage and my regular massage therapist wasn’t working. I couldn’t believe I got stuck with HER instead. My mind started racing. “Is she strong enough to give the deep massage I like? Can she really handle a full hour on all my shoulder […]

Teamwork: Common Pitfalls and How to Conquer Them

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Teamwork: Common Pitfalls and How to Conquer Them

Just because the necessity of teamwork has been preached to us since childhood doesn’t mean we’re inherently good at it—or even like it for that matter. Working with other people can be challenging, even more so in the workplace when stakes are high. So now that we’re off the little league field, what can we, […]

How Does Frequent Firing Affect Organizational Culture?

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How Does Frequent Firing Affect Organizational Culture?

Refresh your news feed and you’ll see that someone else on the national stage was fired. So let’s take a closer look at this phenomenon. How does frequent firing affect organizational culture? Is there a better option? And if not, is there a way to fire someone while maintaining their dignity? The Cost of Firing […]

Will Generation Z Lean Conservative or Liberal? It’s Not That Simple

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Will Generation Z Lean Conservative or Liberal? It’s Not That Simple

It might be time for the Millennial media obsession to wind down as a new generation inches up in age and takes their first baby steps into the workforce. I’m talking about Generation Z, the next demographic cohort after the Millennials. While there is no set consensus on when this generation begins, it is commonly […]

How To Manage Change At Work

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How To Manage Change At Work

Perpetual change is the one constant in the business landscape. Revolutionary scientific discoveries, breakthrough technologies, updated regulations, new leadership, shifting job roles, and relocation are just a few examples of major change in the professional world. The fact is, change is inevitable and necessary. Yet many employees aren’t prepared to embrace change. Why is change […]

Anne Loehr in Fast Company: Summer Roundup

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Anne Loehr in Fast Company: Summer Roundup

I’m honored to be a regular contributor to Fast Company’s leadership column. Since early 2016, I’ve covered topics like menopause in the workplace, the challenge in following your passions, being born between generations, freelancers in rural America, agism and more. Here’s a complete list of my articles published by Fast Company. 1. How Menopause Silently Affects […]

Here’s How To Support Transgender Colleagues

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Here’s How To Support Transgender Colleagues

Originally published on Fast Company Growing up outside of Great Falls, a small Montana city, Shannon Scott worked on a ranch with what she remembers were “rough and tough” men—bailing hay, riding four-wheelers and horses, and branding cattle. Her coworkers saw her softer personality as a weakness, and for that she suffered name-calling and violence. […]

Here’s What Happens When a Team is Not Results-Oriented

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Here’s What Happens When a Team is Not Results-Oriented

Sabina and her cousin Ramin built a patient portal platform, Medtown Square, for small medical practices, which incorporates articles and message boards to foster a sense of community and care. After a lot of blood, sweat and tears the product went live two years ago. The Problem The good news is that they managed to […]

What To Do When Your Job Has Become a Drag

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What To Do When Your Job Has Become a Drag

“I love all the people here, but I’m losing my mind with the boredom,” explains Sofia as she peels pink Post-it notes off a pad one-by-one. She has great benefits, a super nice office, a short commute and summer Fridays, yet lately her job has become a total drag. Sofia has been managing the same workload […]

Why Accountability is a Must For Teamwork and How To Create It

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Why Accountability is a Must For Teamwork and How To Create It

“Courtney really gets on my nerves,” Mario said to his coworker Amira. The two were sitting in the commissary, trays of food in front of them, ready to eat lunch. “She has to be ‘miss perfect’ and flaunt finishing her projects,” Mario continued. “Yet getting her work done before everyone else doesn’t satisfy her—she continually […]