3 Strategies to Consider before Implementing Dress Codes 

I just read an article about how businesses considering mandating dress codes for remote workers, and my head almost exploded.  Here’s why… 

Studies are showing that remote workers who are dressing down for work are showing dramatic decreases in productivity.  Management’s answer?  Mandate dress codes. 

This is indicative of the type of culture that causes high attrition rates; this us-vs.-them philosophy is costing businesses their best people.

Some people are as productive or even more so working from…

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Divisive Politics and Workplace Culture 

I posted a baby goat video on my personal FB page. 

An acquaintance who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum commented, "We agree on very little. We agree on this." 

This seemingly innocent comment made me realize two important things. 

#1. I don't get political on my page. I intentionally don't post anything of an argumentative vein. I do openly support diversity, the arts, and science, which apparently offers insight into my politic leanings. Honestly though, neither one of us fully knows what

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Leading in Uncertain Times 

Are you or your team experiencing all-time high levels of anxiety and stress? 

I wouldn’t be surprised.  These are unprecedented times.  

An uncertain future is a breeding ground for anxiety.  Even a well-planned vision may not be enough to quench underlying stress and insecurity. All the well-intentioned time-management strategies or tools to manage overwhelm may only be scratching the surface. 

This is a time when strong leadership is needed the most. 

Use the following steps in my 4 Cs method for

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Burnout Culture is Killing Productivity 

If you think you or someone on your team is starting to get burnt out, it’s not a red flag.  It’s a warning siren.  When you’ve gotten to that point, productivity is already impacted long term.  

Your burnout has probably already affected family and friends, not to mention one of your greatest assets, your relationship with yourself. 

With the pandemic, the school year starting, a divisive election in the works, and racial inequality, it’s a banner season for stressors.  So why do we expect the same…

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I felt a shift in my thinking from a limited mindset, always focusing on what things I had to be before considering myself a success, to a new space of accepting my successes as they appear and feeling more grateful for those.


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