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employee experience

The Employee Experience Summit Recap

Last week, I had the pleasure of chairing the Advanced Learning Institute’s Employee Experience Summit here in New York. It was tremendously energizing to step away from my daily work and spend a few days with so many super-smart people who care so deeply about creating meaningful employee experiences. When you consider that the average worker spends about 90,000 hours at...

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mindfulness

Mindfulness for the Real World

  “Between stimulus and response, there is a space.” – Viktor Frankl   At a recent planning session for our team, we spent quite a bit of time discussing mindfulness. Yes, mindfulness has become quite the buzzword lately, but what exactly is it? And what might it mean in the real world, outside the yoga studio? According to UC Berkeley’s Greater Good, mindfulness is defined...

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LGBT Transgender Communication

Transparency in LGBT Communications

Last year, our CEO published a response (see below) to North Carolina's "bathroom bill." Way back in spring 2016, it was widely viewed as the most anti-LGBT law in the country. Of course, the LGBT community faces a number of new challenges today. And while this recent order focuses primarily on repealing protection for transgender students, this is a critical time to communicate with – and show...

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Internal Communications Best Practices Summer 2016

Internal Communications Best Practices – Summer 2016

  Last week, I attended ALI’s 2016 Strategic Internal Communications conference in Boston. It gave me the chance to connect with some really smart folks in our business, and gain insights into key trends and the latest internal communications best practices that shape the work we do every day.   The event chair, the incomparable Steve Schenbaum, kicked  off the event with some...

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#ImWithHer

Whether or not you agree that Hillary Clinton is the best, most qualified candidate in today’s presidential race (we can save that for another post), you cannot deny the fact that this week, Hillary made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party....

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Thoughts on Leaning In

I'm always a bit surprised when I see negative feedback targeting Sheryl Sandberg. She's not perfect (but has never claimed to be), but there's no question she's played a huge role in shifting the dialogue around women in the workplace and has inspired MANY women to take bigger risks at work (myself included). She was gut-wrenchingly honest about the death...

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