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Listening: Examples from Great Leaders

By awaremediasolutions | May 19, 2022

As a leader, the ability to listen to those around you is critical – and listening goes far beyond hearing. Listening is a skill that has to be learned and honed. Like all skills, we can learn much from leaders of the past who mastered the practice. Nelson Mandela, who was known for listening to […]

Listening Burnout: Take Steps to Overcome Your Derailers

By awaremediasolutions | April 25, 2022

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” -Andy Stanley According to APA’s 2021 Work and Well-being Survey, American workers across the board saw heightened rates of burnout. In the U.S., 79% of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey. It’s important to note […]

How Your Leaders Need to Support Women as Allies

By Kittie Watson | March 21, 2022

Painting by Rebecca Ripley With Women’s History month, we encourage you to gain a deeper understanding of the women around you. What is their experience in your workplace and how might you become an effective ally? With greater self-awareness, we can all learn to model behaviors and institute practices that advocate for women and others […]

What Does a Successful Team Look Like?

By awaremediasolutions | February 25, 2022

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan   When a group is running full steam ahead, with all talent aligned toward a specific goal, the energy is palpable. You can feel when a team is successful, but what does a successful team look like? Which of the following characteristics describe […]

How Does Helping Reduce Turnover and Increase Team Satisfaction?

By Becky Ripley | February 17, 2022

During the January Olympic trials, Erin Jackson, the world’s top-rated 500-meter speed skater, wobbled and lost a hundredth of a second. She came in third, one spot short of qualifying. Teammate Brittany Bowe, who had qualified in the 500-meter, 1000-meter and 1500-meter races, demonstrated extraordinary sportsmanship when she gave up her 500-meter spot so that […]

Pay It Forward: Give It All You Know

By awaremediasolutions | February 1, 2022

When you think about “paying it forward,” you probably think about donating money and time. There is a third and equally important way that great leaders pay it forward: they share their knowledge and experience with the next generation. Whether passing along the lessons you’ve learned through mentorships, informal conversations or guest lectures, you have […]

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