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 […]

Does Your Team Have Commitment Issues?

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Does Your Team Have Commitment Issues?

It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon and Claudia was irritated. She’d just left her weekly product development meeting, and despite genuine effort, she still had no idea where her team was going. It didn’t matter how many questions she asked, or how many concrete priorities she suggested, no one on the team could definitively commit. […]

Why Conflict at Work is a Good Thing

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Why Conflict at Work is a Good Thing

When Gabriel visited headquarters from his Milwaukee office, everything seemed great. Members of the team welcomed him warmly, invited him to lunch, and had his workstation set up. Gabriel would be there for a week to transition the team to a new software platform to track their hours, request vacation days, check benefits, find employee […]

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 […]