Change management: Involve employees early to get increased buy-in when making changes

Change often scares people. A shift from the familiar generates feelings of uncertainty. The environment one knew how to navigate becomes filled with potential obstacles and hazy outcomes. Organizations can reduce some of this discomfort and boost the likelihood of workers getting on board with changes by bringing them into the mix sooner rather than later.

7 reasons leaders must shift in today’s changing workplace

Good leaders adapt and shift, an especially crucial element in today’s rapidly changing world. We all know a massive amount of change is happening in today’s workplace, so it’s a no-brainer for leaders to change along with it. If this doesn’t describe you as a leader, read on to learn how to shift as a leader and emerge stronger.

Book review: The Long-Distance Team

Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel, authors of the new book The Long-Distance Team, delved into how to design your team for success long before COVID transformed the workplace. The book is ideal for those who want to institute change but don’t know where to start.

Leadership advice from Doris Kearns Goodwin

Many describe the nation’s current state of affairs as turbulent, to say the least. But is it worse than other times in history? Mike Aitken, chief membership officer for the Society of Human Resource Management, spoke to presidential biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on that topic during a recent meeting.


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Today's Leadership Tip

Each year that the digital lifestyle engulfs us all, the power of a simple handwritten note grows. Just as getting a real greeting card in the mail dwarfs even the snazziest animated e-card, handing off a note of thanks, encouragement or motivation written in your own hand is a gesture that gets noticed and remembered. If your staff doesn't know your lettering by sight, it might mean your communications with them could use a personal touch.


Q. I’m in the process of gaining U.S. citizenship. When I applied for a job recently, the employer asked me to produce documents proving I was legally able to work. I provided my driver’s license and Social Security card, but then he asked for a “green card,” which I do not have. Is this legal?

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