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Challenging the always-on workforce

Challenging the always-on workforce

When was the last time you left the office and didn’t check your email for the rest of the day? If the most recent CareerBuilder survey is an indication, it’s probably hard to remember. The numbers don’t lie:   3 in 5 workers believe the 9 to 5 workday is a thing of the past, […]

3 Things You Need to Know About Your LMS RFP

3 Things You Need to Know About Your LMS RFP

Over the past eight years with Meridian, I have been the lead technical writer and proposal manager for approximately 500 learning management system (LMS) proposals. I have seen RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and RFOs from every industry, every sector, in every space. I have led 300 page, multi-volume efforts that were a complete breeze, and 15-page, […]

Celebrating Work BFFs

Celebrating Work BFFs

In case you missed it (ICYMI!) the first Sunday of the month of August is International Friendship Day. Chances are you probably saw a lot of sappy social media posts celebrating the occasion with close friends and family. Whether or not you like Hallmark holidays, I always think it’s important to take the time out of […]

Tips on Creating Development Plans for High-performing Individuals

Tips on Creating Development Plans for High-performing Individuals

You know the drill. There are high-performing individuals moving up the ranks. You’ve had the succession planning meeting; they have huge potential. Now comes the hard part: You need to figure out how to continue to develop these people over time. Not only that, but you need to get managers on-board and committed to their […]

Leadership Styles of Hollywood’s Most Notorious Villains

Leadership Styles of Hollywood’s Most Notorious Villains

Consider me, as Seahawks coach Pete Carrol once said, “jacked and pumped” for Suicide Squad. I am a huge DC Comics fan – and unlike some of my fellow comic book dorks – I LOVED the recent Batman vs. Superman movie, especially the darker tone it took on these iconic characters.   For those of […]

Why people quit (and how you can fix it!)

Why people quit (and how you can fix it!)

Brace yourself: 76% of full-time employed workers are either actively looking for or are open to new job opportunities. The job market wasn’t what it was five, ten years ago. People have options. If they’re unhappy, disengaged or bored at work, they can look elsewhere for a new, more challenging and more fulfilling gig.   […]

What Employees Want from On-boarding

What Employees Want from On-boarding

Starting a new job feels like drinking out of a firehose. There’s a whole lot of new being thrown at you all at once. New information, technologies and processes to learn, not to mention all the new names and faces to remember!   New employees can feel overwhelmed and lost during their first few days, […]

The Leadership Styles of Star Trek Characters

The Leadership Styles of Star Trek Characters

Work – the final frontier. It probably is no shock to anyone following the “Leadership Styles of Pop Culture” blog series that I am an unabashed massive dork. As such, I have attended my fair share of Comic-Cons and I’m an avid reader of all the great geek-oriented websites. For those of you not in […]

Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

It’s time for a pop quiz!   QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change?   Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation.   Hopefully, everybody selected “C.”   In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant […]

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