August 8, 2022 | Why do we keep changing the name of our function (Personnel > #HR > People > #EmployeeExperience)? Looking through the lens of history, I’ve come to a realization that this constant change is a sign of immense strength. Take a journey with me to explore our function’s development and how we have evolved our understanding of our role in the #talentlifecycle, over time.
February 17, 2021 | With HR analytics giving us key data on the indicators of engagement, what’s the point of continuing the employee engagement survey? I went through a journey asking that question, “Should we just eliminate the employee engagement survey?” I’ve chronicled my journey tackling this question in the article linked below. My conclusion, and recommendations to you, may surprise you.
November 11, 2020 | In honor of all our active duty military and veterans today on Veterans Day be inspired by the amazing story of the Green Beret raid on Son Tay, 50 years ago. Their mission was to rescue 50 American POWs. They rescued none. Yet the mission is considered a tactical success. How is that possible? And, what lessons can leaders learn from this perfectly executed raid? Read on…
September 9, 2020 | Culture. Employee Experience. Employee Engagement. What’s the difference? These aren’t synonymous terms though they are related. Understanding what they are and how they relate is important to the overall understanding of why they matter and how to implement them appropriately.
August 20, 2020 | We all play a vital role in creating and leveraging an environment that leads to increased productivity and performance. Without each of us – HR, managers, employees, and influencers – playing our roles, engagement will continue to be illusive. A few years ago, I began using the metaphor of a door to explain this. I’ve since self-dubbed it “world-famous” because, why not?! The link below will take you to my article answering the question above with my “world-famous door metaphor."
June 7, 2020 | “Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here.” We can learn a lot about team motivation from Mikey's speech in the Goonies. With a few short lines, he built loyalty and engagement. He motivated and inspired his friends into a great quest of unknown obstacles and possible reward. It's been 35 years since the Goonies first premiered. In honor of that milestone, I decided to write about three things Mikey did in his iconic “wishing well speech” to engage, inspire, and motivate the team.
May 8, 2020 | Have you ever thought about how much we can learn from our kids that applies to leadership? Back when I was first returning to work from maternity leave, 7 years ago, I mused on a number of lessons I had learned over those precious weeks with my infant that I could apply back at the office. Like not to over-engineer solutions, be grateful for help, go with the flow, remain calm, and smile. In celebration of Mother's Day this weekend, I dusted off my 7 year old musings.
May 1, 2020 | As we begin to emerge from the shelters we’ve grown accustomed to these past many weeks, is it weird that I am going to miss some aspects of this sheltering in place? This time has forced us to change paradigms and refocus energies and attentions, spend time in different ways, and determine what “critical” actually means. Here I share my thoughts about lessons I hope we can all take with us as we emerge from our collective cocoons.
April 17, 2020 | It’s the end of week 5 of full time staying at home. I’ve worked from home occasionally (about once a week) for several years, but working from home full time, and add into it my son doing school from home full time, it’s completely different. Ways of working are changing right in front of us and that’s not a bad thing. I’ve cataloged a few of the more unexpected things I’ve learned from this crazy experiment so far, in this short article.
December 18, 2019 | The other day, I started thinking about some of the lessons in leadership we can learn from the Brady Bunch (seriously!). I wondered it enough that I wrote about it. So here’s the story – lessons in leadership from each member of the extraordinary Brady family.
An article featured by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., published in their blog in June 2021, on the reasons to recognize your employees. Quotes Angela as an expert on employee engagement.
A TrainingIndustry.com article about designing great onboarding experiences. Quotes Angela's research into the five ingredients for successful new hire onboarding.
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