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Time Flies: The Back to the Office Blues… or Celebration?

By Becky Ripley | June 8, 2021

Now that many of us are returning to the office, it’s time to reflect on the past fifteen months. What has the “break” been like for you and your team? It’s likely there were periods when time didn’t seem to move at all—when you experienced your own personal Groundhog Day, trapped in a repetitive loop. […]

Will Employees Return? Manager Concerns

By awaremediasolutions | May 28, 2021

For the last 15 months, employees have wondered about what returning to the office or their place of business might look like. Now with mask mandates lifted for those who have been fully vaccinated, many employees are asking for more flexible working alternatives. Just as managers had to adjust to working with remote teams, they […]

Stop Making the Top 3 Dangerous Listener Assumptions

By Kittie Watson | May 3, 2021

No matter how skilled, charismatic, or engaging a person may be, it is difficult to keep listeners engaged on Zoom, teams, WebEx, etc. Since listeners have the power to decide whether to listen or not, leaders must avoid making the following dangerous listener assumptions. Dangerous Assumption #1 Speakers control communication. With most employees working remotely […]

Guide to Giving Better Feedback

By awaremediasolutions | April 15, 2021

Giving helpful feedback is challenging for new and experienced leaders alike. Few leaders (or people, for that matter) do it well. Yet, effective feedback is essential to develop and maintain high-performing employees and teams.  When giving feedback, it is especially important that we be aware of our biases. Do you deliver critical feedback to women […]

Leaders, Don’t Make the Same DE&I Mistakes

By Kittie Watson | March 29, 2021

As a nation, our differences create a rich tapestry of influences, innovations, insights and perspectives. Yet all around us, we see increasing attacks on Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanics and people of differing religions and cultures. Many of our colleagues, family members and friends live in fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Some might say, “We’re doing better […]

Is Your In-House Training PURPOSEFUL (and Memorable)?

By awaremediasolutions | March 18, 2021

What do you remember from your last in-house training webinar? Have you taken time to review your notes, shared what you learned with others or actually made a change based on what you learned? As listening experts, we realize that most people forget 70% of what they hear if it isn’t reinforced and practiced within […]

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