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Demonstrate Leadership to Overcome the Impact of Social Distancing

By Kittie Watson | March 17, 2020

According to Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index, there is a loneliness epidemic in America, with three in five adults (61%) reporting they are lonely (a 7% increase from 2018). During the Coronavirus pandemic, researchers expect greater social isolation and social distancing will have negative effects on employees, especially ones who already feel lonely or isolated.

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Conflict Is on the Rise. What Can Leaders Do?

By Kittie Watson | March 11, 2020

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill Consider this… In 2019, there were 76,418 discrimination charges reported to the EEOC in the U.S. And according to Randstad, 58% of employees resign due to conflicts at work or negative office […]

Leaders, What Will You Do to Make a Difference?

By Kittie Watson | February 5, 2020

Each weekday, NBC’s nightly news includes a final “Inspiring America” story. These stories showcase people who make a difference in the lives of others. They remind us that small actions can have a large impact to better our world. Consider, Jadav Payeng, “The Forest Man of India.” Saddened by how erosion and the changing ecosystem had destroyed the river island he loved, he began to plant one tree sapling each day on this decimated Island. Now, after almost 40 years, the trees he planted have reclaimed more than 1300 acres and become an Island with lush forests and abundant wildlife.

How to Help Future Leaders “Age” Well

By Kittie Watson | December 18, 2019

As leaders anticipate 2020, many set aside time to review their 2019 achievements and disappointments, and capture learnings to take into the new year. As part of their planning, we encourage leaders to first consider their employee-specific efforts and results. For example, you might list the gifts or opportunities you’ve provided your employees over the […]

Overcome Failure with a Growth Mindset

By Kittie Watson | November 18, 2019

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.”  — Michelangelo… Many people give up after a significant disappointment. Yet, others are inspired to try again, learn from their mistakes and go on to achieve great things. Consider the following:

Shape Your Team: Lessons from Centipede Races

By Kittie Watson | October 3, 2019

Do you ever hear seasoned employees complain about inexperienced hires or new hires complain about employees who have been around too long? Sadly, it’s fairly common. Some describe what is was like “back in the day” and believe others need to pay their dues. Others talk about doing things the way they’ve always been done rather than experimenting with new ideas. With multi-generational employees working side-by-side to achieve common goals, inclusive leaders help team members learn from each other.

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