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Leading with Authenticity: The Guide to (Authentically) Supporting Black Talent

Leading with Authenticity: The Guide to (Authentically) Supporting Black Talent

Here we are in the year 2020. While the world continues to evolve in response to the unprecedented circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears that the only ‘constant’ which remains steadfast throughout time is racial injustice against black people. Civil demonstrations such as those organized by the Black Lives Matter movement have been effective in turning the world’s attention...

Positive Organizational Behavior: Are you practising it?

Positive Organizational Behavior: Are you practising it?

Organizational Behaviour is a complex study of evolving ideas and practices and we are never meant to be done! (Remember this opening line.) While OB has been around since the late 1930s or early 1940s, with current circumstances forcing leaders to re-examine and revaluate how they do business, and how they lead, several emerging trends are impacting organizational life in the workplace. Of...

How to Survive a Pandemic: Tips for Managers in the Era of COVID-19

How to Survive a Pandemic: Tips for Managers in the Era of COVID-19

Remote work: Hopefully, by now, we have all (except for ‘essential workers’ and healthcare professionals) transitioned to a virtual work environment. This should be a given by this point so I won’t spend any more time on it. Managers - make sure your team is adequately equipped—not just technically, but emotionally as well. Support them in learning tools you might start using and set ground...

On Ageism: A Rant

On Ageism: A Rant

In my mind, I am an edgy and cool 35-year old. But in reality, I just became a grandmother (4 days ago), and I am at the “I-have-arrived-I-have-street-cred-I-am-wise-hear-me-roar” age of 54 years. Back in the day when I was ‘between jobs’, having just left my employer of 7 years, and finding myself in limbo, I was on the fence between taking my career in two different directions. I had to make a...

Complaining about working with Millennials? Take a good, hard look in the mirror

Complaining about working with Millennials? Take a good, hard look in the mirror

So you think that working with Millennials is a pain? You think they are all self-entitled, know-it-alls who lack direction and work ethic? I don't know why this bothers you, considering you likely raised one.  Blaming Millennials for a lack of direction and work ethic, a short attention span, a lack of loyalty and appreciation for their employer, a lack of respect and a myriad of other poor...

Managing Your Bully Boss

Managing Your Bully Boss

Everyone has a cross to bear. Mine seems to be working for and with Bullies. It was not until recently that I realized that I am shockingly good at dealing with Bullies. My partner lovingly refers to me as “Donnamatrix” (ladies and gents, this is a shout-out to Fabulous Donna from the TV Show ‘Suits’—he finds her very attractive and is fascinated by her). His nickname for me is meant to be a...

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