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Overcome Diverse Talent Barriers: Serve as a Mentor or Sponsor

By Kittie Watson | July 27, 2021

Harriet Tubman showed remarkable courage as a servant leader; she led more than three hundred fellow slaves to freedom after first escaping herself. Not content to simply enjoy her own freedom, she journeyed back into slave territory 19 times to guide friends, family and strangers to freedom. Servant leaders today, who follow Ms. Tubman’s stellar […]

3 Ways to Promote DE&I in the Workplace

By awaremediasolutions | June 29, 2021

Diversity awareness is at an all-time high, and recent events have demonstrated that creating a diverse and safe workplace is every leader’s responsibility. Unfortunately, as stated in a recent report, Elevating Equity: The Real Story of Diversity and Inclusion, 80% of companies are just going through the motions and not holding leaders accountable. While most […]

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 […]

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