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Meaningful Inclusion Can Start Small, Just by Listening
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Meaningful Inclusion Can Start Small, Just by Listening

Jazmine Boatman, VP and head of U.S. operations for the global leadership-development firm DDI, characterizes herself as a “lifelong learner.” It’s a value she has brought to her own leadership as well as setting standards for long-term inclusion within the company. “If everyone could take that growth mindset of the lifelong learner into every interaction […]

BY Emily Nonko | September 11, 2020

Can Corporate America Help Solve the Parenting Crisis?
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Can Corporate America Help Solve the Parenting Crisis?

Parents of school-age children are sharing uncharacteristic feelings for this time of year: despair, anxiety and anger. In normal times, this would be a season of pleasant anticipation, with kids about to head off to a place of learning and supervision. This year, it’s a full-on social crisis. All the scenarios for going back to […]

BY Stephen Koepp | August 27, 2020

Advice for Virtual Leadership: ‘Listen and Be Courageous’
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Advice for Virtual Leadership: ‘Listen and Be Courageous’

How can business leaders practice classic methods like management-by-walking-around, engaging closely with workers, when everyone has to keep their distance? Can “remote leadership” be as effective as the in-person kind? We are finding out. Managers are adapting as fast as they can. Tacy Byham, CEO of DDI, heads a global leadership-consulting firm that helps organizations […]

BY Stephen Koepp | August 27, 2020

Want to Build Engaged Teams? Lead Like a Human
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Want to Build Engaged Teams? Lead Like a Human

Culturally, the 1990s seem like a lifetime ago: for most people, the ending of The Sixth Sense was still a surprise, and cell phones were clunky devices with tiny screens. In the workplace, employees were only beginning to crave rewards beyond compensation and benefits, like flexibility and autonomy. HR was still mostly an administrative function. […]

BY Angelica Frey | August 25, 2020

Financial Wellness: a Benefit Employees Need Right Now
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Financial Wellness: a Benefit Employees Need Right Now

The 30 million Americans collecting unemployment checks at the moment are living on the brink, with their future benefits caught in a political debate. But in the midst of the pandemic, even working-class families with jobs are now facing new headwinds in the form of reduced wages, depleted savings, health-care bills, and increased child-care burdens. […]

BY Michael Stahl | August 11, 2020

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