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The Mother Chronicles: Leadership Lessons From Motherhood and Mentorship

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Shelley Hom

I have taken leadership classes, mentored up-and-coming leaders, and even had my share of leadership faux pas (unfortunate lessons learned the hard way)…yet the most profound of lessons came in an unexpected place.

Facebook.

On Mother’s Day.

Here were post, after post, after post of pure mentorship.

And it hit me, who […]

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The Power of Strengths-Based Coaching: The 15Five Case Study

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO – 34 Strong Inc.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

~African Proverb

Over 8,000 people take Gallup’s Strengths Finder Assessment every day. That’s over 8,000 people who discover the top five strengths that they […]

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The Double Edged Sword of Transparent Leadership? | Insights From Dov Baron

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

By Dov Baron
President, Authentic Paragon Alliance

As 10,000 Baby Boomers a day exit the workforce, today’s leaders are facing a massive influx of Millennials (People born between the years of 1980 and 2000) who are calling for their leaders to be both transparent and vulnerable.  This is all well and good except that […]

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Giving Employees A Voice: The Little Things Matter

Thursday, Apr 27th, 2017

By Shelley Hom

I was asked a question a number of years ago: if I could have any job in my current place of employment, what would it be. ANY job, even one that didn’t exist at this time.

My response was surprising to him. He assumed my answer would be some fun tech job, […]

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Why The Employee Value Proposition Matters | Unpacking The State Of The American Workplace #7

Wednesday, Apr 19th, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO, 34 Strong Inc.

Organizations often focus outwardly on the value that they seek in candidates to have for respective positions.  Perhaps, for that new sales associate, we know they will need to provide value by being able to help prospect through identifying needs and confidently going in for the ask. […]

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What Employees Value The Most In Their Role, Culture, And Life – 5 Key Insights | Unpacking The State Of The American Workplace #6

Thursday, Apr 13th, 2017

By Darren Virassammy
COO, 34 Strong Inc.

Gallup finds employees are looking for fit within their role, culture and life. With 35% of employees having changed jobs within the last 3 years, it should be alarming that 91% of that group left their company to do so. Why is this so important to drill […]

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Managing Upward: To Speak Up Or Not To Speak Up? | Applying Our Strengths To Avoid Crisis

Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2017

By: Shelley Hom

It is interesting to observe my girls as they make their way into their careers, into the “real world”. I realize now that all the life lessons to date, all those times I said, “you will understand when you get out into the real world” really didn’t take root. I am sure […]

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Why The Employer Brand Matters | Unpacking The State of The American Workplace #5

Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO – 34 Strong, Inc.

Whether all organizations are aware of it or not, they have 2 key brands that they are presenting outwardly for perception. Those two brands are:

  • The Customer Brand
  • The Employer Brand

Organizations invest extensive time and money into building a competitive customer brand, and […]

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Does Employee Engagement Drive Economic Health? | Unpacking The State Of The American Workplace #4

Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO – 34 Strong, Inc.

As we continue our series on Unpacking Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, which studied over 195,600 employees from a host of industries, it has become clear that:

Today’s Job market has become far less about employees competing for roles and far […]

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Gallup’s 7 Keys To Creating Exceptional Workplaces | Unpacking The State Of The American Workplace #3

Wednesday, Mar 8th, 2017

By: Darren Virassammy
COO – 34 Strong, Inc.

“The rulebook is being rewritten. Leaders must decide what role they want to play in their organization — now in the midst of change and in the future. They can be passive bystanders or active participants in creating and guiding an exceptional workplace.”   […]

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