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Recognizing Weakness I was recently doing listening sessions for a client of mine when the topic of the pay gap came up. …

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The Missing Piece I was working with an organizational client recently on helping them attain their inclusion goals. They wanted to reach …

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Motivation converts to Retention As an employee advocate, I regularly field questions about employee motivation. Human Resource leaders express concern over keeping …

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National Book Month Did you know that October is National Book Month? I love books, and as you all know, I love …

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Our mission statement about treating people with respect and dignity is not just words but a creed we live by every day. …

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How to Reveal Exclusivity Peacefully In this post, I want to get a little more specific on the inclusion issue and complexity. …

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Creating an Inclusive Organization How can an organization really tell if it’s inclusive? There are diversity metrics it can track. But, there …

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Organizations and Change Many times I have been a part of organizations that embrace change. Or so they make you think. First, …

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This week I want to dive into the pandemic’s effect on organizations. Maybe you’re rolling your eyes thinking, “oh boy, we’ve heard …

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Successful Transition If someone offered you the key to a near painless change process in your organization with no catch, would you …

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The Fireblazing Trail of a Hot New Trend The self-care industry has been thriving for a while. I partake regularly, whether it’s …

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A New Perspective I’ve noticed a common theme in my work, and it has been on my mind and heart a lot …

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Worldwide Tragedy We don’t think any of us have been able to avoid the tragic news of the past week. Our world …

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I recently had a conversation with one of my “Leadership with Heart” podcast guests, and it inspired this blog post (get excited …

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The Key to Success

The Negative Power of Never Have you ever built a piece of furniture and partway through realized you’re missing a piece or …

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The Power of Listening

Where is the Hope? Listening Did you know our nation has a shortage of hope? In a survey by Harvard Youth Poll from …

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How deep will the change in leadership go? Jeff Bezos, the business tycoon and founder of Amazon, stepped down as CEO on …

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Microaggressions happen all the time. They are small slights towards different marginalized groups and they pepper in and out of every day …

I have been devoting a lot of focus, much like the rest of society, to the marginalized and underrepresented groups at the …

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An Unusual Message I recently read this article on Coca-Cola’s optional diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) training courses offered via LinkedIn Learning. These …

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What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?  I have a riddle for you, what comes first, the diverse employee or an …

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Hi there, I’m Monica, a Gen Zer and the Operations Manager at Employee Fanatix. I was recently on an HR Power Hour call …

Microaggressions Have you ever witnessed or been the recipient of a microaggression? If you are unsure, the answer is probably yes. These …

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Have You Heard? Have you heard the latest news from the CDC? Well, maybe not quite the latest, but pretty recent from …

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On a recent coaching call, I heard about an issue worrying my client and I thought, “Hm, there must be more managers …

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When Less Isn’t More

I think global workplaces and employees worldwide deserve a shoutout. We have had to assimilate in a myriad of new and undesirable …

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How many people are out there wondering or dwelling on the future of American workplaces now that the vaccine for Covid-19 is …

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I don’t think there is anyone who has evaded the change that the past year has brought. But beyond the changes that …

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As regular readers will know, every Wednesday at HR Community Hour, we exchange experiences and knowledge with peers. We explore creative approaches …

A few weeks ago, I asked readers if their organization had a culture of listening. After receiving several emails on the subject, …

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Leading the Whole Person

Organizations and their employees have been challenged to rethink how they work and adapt to the continuously evolving business landscape. The global …

Curating cultures of inclusion and ensuring that everyone feels welcome, supported, and encouraged is no longer just a goal for organizations. It’s …

In recent months, the phrase “safe spaces” has flirted with buzzword status in the corporate world. Although its origins are largely unknown, …

An organization recently approached me after a diversity, equity, and inclusion survey uncovered a few inconvenient truths. One of the first recommendations …

Over the last few months, I have spent some time reflecting on what I have learned throughout my life and career. On …

A Lesson in Listening

I was recently invited to join the inspirational Clint Pulver on the CMI Speakers podcast. Clint speaks my kind of language and …

When we all focus on creating a sense of belonging at work, it helps us feel secure, supported, accepted, and included. I …

Twelve months ago, the workplace was very different. The concept of working from home was often for the privileged few. Some managers …

Cultures of listening

I was recently talking with a good friend about Ronald Reagan’s highly criticized trickle-down economics. We discussed how the idea that the …

Empathy and compassion are critical leadership skills. I’ve always been someone who naturally exhibits both. Although I have always tried to live …

Last year many businesses were forced to embed a remote working culture across their entire organization within a couple of weeks. Microsoft …

Recently, I was watching the movie The Butler,  a 2013 film inspired by Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker, a sharecropper’s son …

As the COVID-19 pandemic gave way to massive economic fallout in early 2020, company downsizing soon became an inevitable reality. The harsh …

The other day, I was catching up with one of my clients over the phone. She was sharing how something compelled her …

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion course. It was fantastic to be in community …

Recently, a close friend of mine was recounting a personal story to me. She’s shared it before countless times, but only because …

According to the Cato Institute, nearly two-thirds of Americans say today’s political climate prevents them from vocalizing their beliefs because they fear …

According to recent findings published by Gallup, it seems the workforce is finally beginning to settle down after a months-long period of …

As an employee advocate, I regularly field questions about employee motivation. Human Resource leaders express concern over keeping their talent engaged and …

The other day, I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather and take a walk outside to clear my head. …

What is True Belonging?

At Employee Fanatix, our mission is simple: to equip organizations with the intelligence they need to improve the quality of work life …

A recent study conducted by the mental health provider Ginger, found that nearly 7 in 10 employees reported that the COVID-19 pandemic …

On the heels of  National Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 4-10), Leading Indicator Systems (LIS) released its latest Workforce Listening Study, which …

What makes your vantage point as a leader special and unique? What does your versatile skill set enable you to excel at …

The other day, I was grocery shopping with my son. As we were checking out, I suddenly remembered I had forgotten to …

A mission statement is one of the most common ways to publicly and visibly state your company’s core values. It’s a robust …

The unexpected news of actor Chadwick Boseman’s death on August 28th caught our entire nation off guard, but it specifically impacted the …

Though we’re often concerned with how the day-to-day, “nitty gritty” operations impact employee engagement, we tend to lose sight of how an …

The ROI of Employee Engagement

An often overlooked metric of employee engagement is whether or not they feel their feedback is truly wanted, heard, and valued. In …

Company Morale

Globally, we have been hearing about a second round of shutdowns and quarantines due to peaks in Coronavirus cases in many states …

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Heather celebrates the 100th episode of the podcast by sharing testimonials from people who have …

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New managers are facing challenging working environments filled with rapid change and former management legacies that created employee burnout and apathy. Below …

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This last week I was a keynote speaker at a human resources (HR) conference. I had an interesting conversation with a gentleman …

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In my line of work, employees at all levels of organizations tell me things that they don’t tell others. Just recently, I …

Some of you might not be aware that this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, I spoke at the TEDx Colorado Springs event. There …

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