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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

⚡️ April 2024: Big News, Building Habits, Being Better

๐Ÿ—ฃ️ BIG NEWS! I'm happy to report that I have been asked by Madecraft to create a video training series for them this spring on how to provide encouraging and empowering #leadership and #management to #GenZ employees! ๐ŸŽ‰ I will keep you posted on when and where it will be released -- some time this summer. So excited for this new opportunity.

I don't know if it's Daylight Savings or a decrease in the heavy Southern California rains, but my energy level has picked up and I have encountered an absolute boatload (ton, oodles, slew, plethora, the whole enchilada, you name it!) of resources that I've used with clients, so this month's post is going to be a ⚡️ round of suggestions for you to check out. Here goes!

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๐Ÿšผ Investing in the Development of Young, Remote EmployeesI have started to develop the video course on managing Gen Z employees in the midst of teaching an internship course this semester for 20-22 year olds preparing to enter the workplace. Let's just say that #GenZ is #nojoke! I found this article practical and pertinent.

๐Ÿงฑ Building New Habits in Small StepsHere’s a worksheet from that reflects some of the coaching I often do with clients around implementing a needed change. What do you think?

๐ŸŒŽ The World Can Be BetterThis came up during an #EqualPay zoom discussion with one of my clients. I really liked it - it compels me to reflect, accept reality, and work for more, all at the same time.

๐Ÿช“ Task ChunkingHere's a great newsletter from my hero, Oliver Burkeman, about taking on HUGE, intimidating #projects in small increments. I refer to it by the highly technical term of “task chunking.” #15minutes **#timechunking **#anxiety #timemanagement

๐Ÿ‘€ How to Make Sure Your Resume Gets Seen. #fightthebots #keywords #cleardesign

๐Ÿค– Using AI to Prep for Job InterviewsYIKES: it is hard to keep up with how AI is changing the work landscape. But here are some KEY tips to using AI to prep for a job interview.

๐Ÿ”ฎ 21st Century Workplace PredictionsI know, I know, everyone is making #predictions about the 21st century #workplace, but this conversation reflects what I am seeing in real time with my clients. Take 36 minutes to listen, especially if you’re considering a #careerpivot.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ How to Engage & Retain Tenured EmployeesWhat I liked about this article:

  • It validates the importance of wellbeing, something organizations endorse but do not always implement in a consistent or strategic way;
  • It validates the need for employee engagement and pulse surveys;
  • However, it also endorses the importance of selecting the right questions for engagement surveys, and provides key categories that need to be covered;
  • It confirms the value of a sabbatical program.

This article is a good jumpstart for companies who need to figure out how to hang on to their most experienced people. So much energy is put into recruiting and hiring and for some reason I tend to see far less investment in #retention. A big “front door” is no good if you have a big “back door” of turnover as well.

❝ ❞ Final Thoughts. I'm going for existential today as I finish up. The world is incredibly complicated and overwhelming. I found solace (and motivation) in these words:

“Today it is not nearly enough merely to be a saint; but we must have the saintliness demanded by the present moment, a new saintliness.”  
Twentieth-century mystic and philosopher Simone Weil


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