As the American workforce ages, succession planning has become a very real challenge for organizations of all sizes. Succession is a major event with exceptionally high stakes. There is far more involved in a successful transition than handing over the keys—and yet most organizations do not [...]Read more 6 Smart People Strategies to Manage Leadership Transition During Succession
When you’re the one your team looks to for guidance and inspiration, who do you turn to? We should all have a few mentors in our lives – but for everyday inspiration, it’s nice to bring in some outside perspectives. Recently, podcasts have grown quite a bit in popularity. What I like about this [...]Read more 7 Inspiring Leadership Podcasts to Add to Your Listening List
We’ve all been there in our careers. One day, you look around and realize something just feels wrong. The tension between employees can be cut with a knife. The tone of certain people’s voices seems strikingly insincere. The mood in the office seems joyless. In my career, I’ve experienced a [...]Read more Can You Fix a Toxic Work Culture Without Firing Your Team?
We all need a little inspiration from time to time. On mornings when I feel like a cup of coffee won’t cut it, I’ve found that watching a TED Talk can really energize me for the day. While it’s easy to let an hour go by with these quick and powerful presentations, a few of […]Read more 6 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership
No two ‘regular days’ in any organization are truly the same. As leaders, it’s part of our job description to expect the unexpected—resignations, lost clients, critical errors, even situations we never imagined possible. Organizations are living things, and as with all living things, change is [...]Read more Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz
When you read ‘people analytics’, does your heart sink? Often, when we talk about people analytics we think of the missed opportunities. Turnover rate, exit surveys, and disengaged employees often take up more than their fair share of space in these conversations. As tools for collecting [...]Read more How People Analytics Can Change Process, Culture, and Strategy
The world as we know it has gone digital. The proof sits before you as your eyes scan over this page. Yet, over three decades into this digital revolution, many of the core processes of established organizations remain analog. There are times when this is appropriate. We might agree that a [...]Read more 4 Digital HR Trends Shaping the Workforce
While most companies claim that gender diversity is a high priority, statistics tell a different story for working women. Globally, women have more access to education and more social mobility than ever before. If education and ambition were the sole indicators of leadership, every second [...]Read more It’s Time for a New Discussion on “Women in Leadership”
From the #MeToo movement to exciting shifts in political leadership, the past year has been groundbreaking for women. The gender dynamic, while still imperfect, feels a little different than it did just a few short years ago. Slowly but steadily, we seem to be moving ever closer to gender [...]Read more ETG’s Top 10 Must-Read Books About Women in Leadership
Regardless of our role, we all want to work with people who truly value our input. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to craft workplaces which promote a “speak up culture” where everyone feels supported enough to express their opinions, and where they can be confident that their contributions [...]Read more Is Your Company Culture Helping or Hindering Employees from Speaking Up?