What Hurricane Irma Taught Me About Effective Teams and the Power of Teamwork

We are very excited to share that we have partnered with Goalcast as a platform partner to expand the reach for our articles on talent, leadership & culture. This article discusses a personal story of our experience during Hurricane Irma and the characteristics of effective teams and the power of teamwork. When we take the focus off […]

Choose Love Over Fear To Unlock Your Leadership Potential

We are very excited to share that we have partnered with Goalcast as a platform partner to expand the reach for our articles on talent, leadership & culture. This article discusses a personal story of a situation early on in my career where under the same difficult business conditions, I witnessed 2 different leaders make […]

The Best Leadership Lessons Are From Loved Ones

In late April our family lost a great leader. The world lost one if you ask me. My uncle John Cortissoz or “Big Jack” as he was affectionately known to family and friends. A loving husband, father, brother and family man who was dedicated to serving others. Dynamic personality. Movie star qualities. Former advertising executive […]

Ideas To Disrupt Your Talent Strategy

I need to make a confession. I am a “HR trends addict”. What usually fuels my addiction are studies like the Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report and the Mercer Talent Trends Study. I am intrigued by what executives and HR professionals believe are their current and future priorities. I am fascinated by the analytics, trends and insights. I am […]

Critical Imperatives For Your Learning Strategy

This month LinkedIn Learning Solutions published their 2017 Workplace Learning Report. I applaud them in their continued efforts to benchmark human capital and provide the report freely to business leaders and HR professionals. I believe there are deeper, more important insights for L&D professionals than what is summarized in their report. 2017 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report Summary LinkedIn Learning […]

Your HR Strategy May Involve a Reduction in Headcount

For many HR professionals, the first week of January is the beginning of a very busy period depending on when your fiscal year begins. It also usually represents the beginning of your annual HR strategic plan.  Likely you either you have developed it– or in the final stage of its completion. That is where I hope to […]

How Millennials Should Be Driving Your Engagement Strategy

Full disclosure- I am not a Millennial.  In fact, I am squarely In the Gen X category.  Wife, school age child, mortgage, two cars- the “whole 9 yards.”  Born in the 70’s, grew up in the 80’s and started my HR career in the mid 90’s. The rise of MTV and the PC, the end of […]

A Powerful Idea for Giving Gratitude To People at Work

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. It is a unique time of the year. A time to stop. A time to remind ourselves of what is truly important. A time to reminisce the memories of Thanksgivings gone by. A time to be thankful for the people in our lives. Food, football, parades or shopping are […]

Falling Back In Love With Your Job

We can all get frustrated at work. Sometimes, beyond frustrated.  Seamlessly never-ending workloads, unrealistic deadlines and last-minute “emergencies”. Days or periods when going to work can seem “soul-sucking”.  Many people when they get to this point, believe a job change is in order, “fire up their resume” and update their LinkedIn profile. This may be the […]