Women Who Rule the World

March 3, 2015

Women are having a bigger impact in the world than ever before. In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, I started thinking about all the incredible women who are changing the way we see the world, not just in business, but in charitable, social and political endeavors. There are phenomenal females spearheading change…

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ICYMI: Workplace stress is killing 120,000 people a year

February 20, 2015

In case you missed it (#ICYMI). Here’s the skinny on this week’s stories covering workplace culture and behavior. Work-related stress is fatal. A recent study from Harvard Business School and Stanford Business School is making serious headlines both on and offline. The study found health problems stemming from job stress can lead to fatal conditions…

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Building Your Personal Brand

February 19, 2015

Personal branding isn’t reserved for all-star athletes, celebrities and reality TV stars trying to make a quick buck. You don’t need an empire to differentiate yourself, you just need to get a little creative. The fact of the matter is, people like doing business with people, not companies. So let’s take a page out of…

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Eat. Pray. Work.

February 10, 2015

I am getting ready for vacation and asked a few friends for book recommendations. I wanted something fun (and dare I say trashy) that I won’t be humiliated to be seen with reading at the pool or beach.   A friend of mine recommended Eat, Pray, Love, a book that I love (not so much…

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Workplace epidemic: Knowledge hoarding

February 2, 2015

We’ve all seen the Fast Company and Inc. articles detailing the personality traits and characteristics of unbearable coworkers. Obnoxious people and their distracting tendencies are in no short supply. Each office is filled with the ramblers, the loud talkers, the procrastinators, the over-sharers, the dominators and the easily offended. But the one group that gets…

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Keeping Resolutions (and Avoiding Oreos!)

January 22, 2015

For most people January 1 means kicking off the New Year with a fresh start or a clean slate. This is the time that people (including myself) seize the chance to set a new goal and create a resolution for themselves. Whether it be a healthier diet, working out more, practicing mindfulness (more about that…

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Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

January 6, 2015

Most of us who have spent time in the HR or training space understand development planning often manifests itself as an ugly compromise within organizations. Those who see learning and development as a line-item expense, rather than an investment in future performance, fight to minimize the impact development planning has in terms of taking people…

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Meridian Knowledge Solutions Welcomes Jeff Kristick as President

January 5, 2015

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LEADER FURTHER ACCELERATES COMPANY’S MARKET EXPERTISE Herndon, VA – January 5, 2015 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced that Jeff Kristick, a proven business leader in human capital management (HCM), has been appointed as President of the company. Kristick will lead a growth plan focused…

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Meridian Wins Best of Elearning! Award for Fourth Year in a Row

December 12, 2014

Herndon, VA – December 12, 2014 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of adaptable, web-based software for developing, managing and optimizing organizational skills to increase workforce productivity, today announced that the Company won the prestigious Award of Excellence in the Best Learning Management System (Enterprise) category from Elearning!, as part of the 10th Annual…

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Inspiring Change in the Federal Workforce

December 9, 2014

Government agencies and military organizations are under intense pressure to build, train and sustain their workforces. To support this critical initiative, federal agencies must continually and meticulously assess their workforce by asking if they have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.   Successful agencies are achieving…

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