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10 Ideas to Observe NDEAM and Raise Disability Employment Awareness at Work

October 04, 2019

The US Department of Labor has chosen The Right Talent, Right Now theme to observe the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this year. Back in 1988, the US Congress declared October as the NDEAM to raise awareness about the employment needs and contributions of differently-abled people. The theme for 2019 underscores the role that people with different abilities play towards America’s economic success, particularly when global competition and historically low levels of unemployment are opening up job opportunities for skilled individuals. The NDEAM is administered by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). While the government has played its part by announcing October as the NDEAM, activities carried out by various organizations form a major part in pushing the boundaries of disability inclusion in the workplace. ... View Post

Five Things the Business World Learned from 9/11

September 11, 2019

The September 11, 2001 attacks not only had a huge impact on the US economy and society, but also affected businesses worldwide. About 18,000 small businesses in the Lower Manhattan area were destroyed or had to be relocated because of the attacks. Besides mourning the loss of employees and their family members, companies also had to figure out ways to continue operating in the post-9/11 era. Here are five things that the business world learned from the worst terror attack in history. 1. More ... View Post

Five Ways a Leader Can Prepare Their Team for an Unplanned Change

September 03, 2019

Unplanned changes are usually a result of unforeseen circumstances. Since they come unannounced, it's important to have contingency plans in place to deal with them without causing panic across the board. This is where leadership comes in. Leadership is all about taking risks others would avoid taking. It's also about making quick but correct decisions to mitigate the effects of unexpected disruptions. A leader can make their team better by turning obstacles into opportunities and stumbling ... View Post

How Similar or Different are Management and Leadership

August 05, 2019

Management and leadership are often considered the same in many organizations. Though the two share a number of similar traits, they differ in the sense that while all leaders are managers, not all managers are leaders. Managing and leading are two complementary qualities that are linked to each other. Extricating one from the other is impossible. Leaders inspire and motivate, whereas managers plan, organize, and coordinate. A leader sets his eyes on the bigger picture, while a manager puts ... View Post

Three Actionable Ways to Foster a Culture of Empathy in the Workplace

July 24, 2019

A growing number of organizations?small and big?are recognizing the benefits of embracing a culture of empathy in the workplace. Empathy reduces stress, improves mood, promotes self-esteem, helps develop trust and comfort, and unlocks creativity. In most cases though, leaders are the ones carrying the torch of cultural transformation through empathy. But can they do it alone? Leaders need help from every department and every level to initiate a paradigm shift in organizational behavior. We ... View Post

Self-Promotion Isn't Necessarily Bad (And How To Do It Well)

July 15, 2019

Most parents tell their kids that it's uncouth to brag. However, when it comes to designing marketing and branding strategies, a moderate indulgence in self-promotion isn't entirely a bad idea. While there are no one-size-fits-all rules, we've found out four that work in most scenarios: 1. Build a great product or service, and let your customers do all the talking. Great brands are driven by customers and their experiences. Word-of-mouth marketing is still the most powerful medium to ... View Post

Five Lessons That Failure Teaches

July 11, 2019

Do we highlight our trials, tribulations, and setbacks with the same amount of passion that we expend when celebrating our successes, Not so much. Success comes with a sweet-sounding ringtone, whereas failure is almost always in silent (and sometimes, desperate) mode. Failure, no matter how much it hurts, is an important part of life. Failure is a great teacher. It's like nature's chisel which chips away at the excesses, strips down the ego, and molds and shapes us. There isn't a ... View Post