Sep 13 2021

HR Huddle: Being Open to Feedback

2021-09-14T08:55:16-05:00September 13th, 2021|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Leadership, Personal Development|

In the September 13, 2021 HR Huddle Tamera Loerzel and Jennifer Wilson address asking for and receiving feedback. In particular, Tamera and Jen encourage leaders to ask for the feedback, thanking your team members or team for the feedback and asking additional questions in a non-defensive way so you foster innovation and creativity within your [...]

Aug 19 2021

Collaborating in a Blended Environment

2021-08-19T09:56:12-05:00August 19th, 2021|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog|

When we think of collaboration, images of people sitting around a table usually come to mind. Perhaps you remember the idea that blossomed from a chance encounter in the hallway, or a conversation you heard over a cube wall. All these visual images include being physically present with others. With the move to a blended [...]

Jun 23 2021

Truly Unplugging Is in Your Control

2021-06-23T16:58:08-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog|

I’m headed out on vacation next week and can’t wait for the opportunity to unplug and relax with my home team. It’s a challenge to get away though, because the to-do list is always too long and the email inbox too full. I’m committed to take time with my family, so what can I do [...]

Apr 22 2021

Reining in the Rambling Communicator

2021-04-22T10:36:35-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

In my first real career position out of college, I worked for a newly formed community bank in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as their upstart Operations Assistant. I didn’t know much about banking or bank operations, but I was energetic and eager to learn. Right from the beginning, I was tasked with managing IT under the [...]

Mar 31 2021

To Address Racism at Work: Stop Microaggressions First!

2021-03-31T11:24:42-05:00March 31st, 2021|Communication, Current Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

With this month’s trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, reflections about the past year’s events involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and Jacob Blake are stirring new support for racial justice and equality. Organizations and CPA firms have been making public declarations, posting in social media and funding [...]

Oct 23 2020

Winning at Work Requires Winning at Home

2020-10-23T15:25:08-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Communication, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Retention Strategies|

If your people aren’t winning at home, they will struggle, at best, winning at work. And if they have to choose between the two, they will almost always choose winning at home. You could argue, “It’s not my job to help my team members figure out how to manage childcare or their commute or caring [...]

Mar 18 2020

The Rush to Remote

2020-09-03T11:13:43-05:00March 18th, 2020|Communication, COVID-19, Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog, Remote Work / ATAWW, Web/Tech|

With the current COVID-19 crisis brewing and firms being encouraged to implement social distancing, organizations around the country are scrambling to shift their employees to work remotely. Your firm may not feel fully ready, but regardless, you may have to also take this step. Your building management may force you to close your office, or [...]

Mar 4 2020

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

2020-03-04T13:51:57-06:00March 4th, 2020|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes [...]

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