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Wellbeing at Work: How to Lead Lasting Change

Wellbeing at Work: How to Lead Lasting Change

At the beginning of 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.5 million American workers voluntarily left their jobs in November 2021, the highest number on record. “The Great Resignation” is the unexpected and widespread trend following on the heels of a two-year pandemic that has brought about physical, emotional and mental suffering. As a result, business leaders have recognized that they have a responsibility to care for their employees. They know that their companies can only thrive when their people thrive, and they are seeking new ways to support wellbeing among their staff.

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Forward Into the Future

Forward Into the Future

My colleagues at Forty1 have asked me to reflect on our one-year anniversary with The Creative Engagement Group. How could I refuse? What a great opportunity to consider a year of tremendous growth for our team!

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Skin in the Game: How Becoming an Ally Made Me a Better Leader

There is an unforgettable moment when head knowledge becomes heart knowledge. You can’t predict when it will happen or what will trigger it. For me, it was in 2018, standing in the basement of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, staring at a painstakingly embroidered pillowcase given by a mom to her nine-year-old daughter when the child was sold into slavery.

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A Moment that Matters

Yesterday, on April 20, rage and fear in America were replaced with relief and hope. Justice was served when the jury found ex-police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter for taking the life of George Floyd.

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Preparing for the Chauvin Verdict

Today, Monday, April 19, the jury and the world are hearing closing arguments in the murder and manslaughter trial of Derek Chauvin. As individuals, we will draw our own conclusions. It is the jury that will have the responsibility for making the ultimate decision. While we wait, we observe in ourselves and others, emotions that are difficult to control and discuss. In our workplaces, business leaders are struggling to acknowledge appropriately the profound impact of this trial on their employees, and how they will respond to the verdict.

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The Case for a Remote Workforce

Trust and accountability are at the heart of successful remote work arrangements. VTLO built a culture where remote workers thrive. So can you.

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Self-Identification Initiatives: What Leaders Need to Know Right Now

Companies seeking to build or strengthen an inclusive workplace culture want self-identification data to inform a range of talent management activities including recruiting and hiring, mentoring, leadership development and succession planning. By collecting and analyzing data that employees voluntarily provide, leaders can target areas for improvement and focus resources for the greatest impact in meeting their employees’ needs.

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