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What I Wish I Knew: Women in Leadership Share Lessons on Developing as a Female Leader

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Women in the workplace

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Recently ALULA's own Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D., participated in a leadership roundtable at the American Biomanufacturing Summit in San Francisco, CA. The discussion focused on how to elevate female leaders, especially in male-dominated industries. 

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Celebrating Our Four Legged Co-Workers

By ALULA posted in Work from Home

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Here at ALULA, love of pets is something of an unspoken job requirement. That might sound odd when our focus is on the people part of achieving business results, but affection for four-legged friends is a strong cultural thread. It pulls at our heartstrings and weaves them together, shaping us into one ALULA team. August is National Dog Month, and we take that celebration seriously! After all, there are a lot of synergies between what we do as a business and our love of dogs.

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Observation: The Most Underappreciated Leadership Skill

By ALULA posted in Leadership

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As we push through the second half of 2021, many unknowns remain from a tumultuous 2020. We’re in uncharted territory, so it’s important to consider what leadership skills will be critical as teams sail this new course.

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Should you hire a culture consultant?

By ALULA posted in Behavior, Team Culture, Culture

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Your company’s culture: strategic asset and competitive advantage

Your company culture is what employees say and do every day, how they work together (or don’t), what leaders reinforce (or don’t), and all the habits, practices, processes, and customs of the workplace.

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Health and Fitness Drive Your Leadership Success

By ALULA posted in Workplace Health

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Author Tim Overcash with contributions from Brian Cole, Ph.D. and Evan Smith

June is National Men’s Health Month. This month is all about raising awareness and encouraging men to employ healthy behaviors that positively impact their mental and physical wellbeing.  

Your health is your foundation. Your success as a leader, your daily business performance, and every aspect of your public and private life—all depend on your robust health.

Of course, you already know that. But let’s get specific and present some useful advice.

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Work-from-Anywhere Survey  Uncovers Some Surprising Pros and Cons

By ALULA posted in Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Managing Remotely

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Coauthored by: Karen Gorman and Jessica Miller

Kitchen tables, make-shift computer trays on car consoles, scribbling notes on the back of napkins… Working arrangements in 2020 looked a lot different due to the pandemic’s impact. We toughed it out one video call at a time, but all the while our mindset of what was “normal” was shifting and evolving, and so was the mindset of the global workforce. We truly are in a work-from-anywhere world now and like many of you, ALULA was curious about the impacts of that dramatic shift.

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Self-Care To Combat Uncertainty Fatigue And Ensure Engagement

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams

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To be an effective leader of others, it's important to first take care of yourself. Teams will always look to the leaders and model behaviors they see in action. Part of leadership is setting the tone during times of high stress and otherwise. Showing that you place importance on your own personal care, allows others the grace to do the same.

When leaders practice self-care it reduces stress, improves listening skills and allows you to perform at your peak. All important characteristics for both a leader and their teams.

In this video ALULA's Anh Vo, M.A., ACC, provides suggestions leaders can utilize to help them focus on their own self-care during times of Uncertainty Fatigue.

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How to Spot Uncertainty Fatigue

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams

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With all of the changes that occurred in the past year, many leaders have missed some of the indicators that clearly identify Uncertainty Fatigue. While these indicators may seem small when looked at individually, when taken as a whole they can be significant. Specific emotions, feelings and observed behaviors evident in your team, when not addressed, can greatly impact productivity, creativity and critical thought.

Everyone is vulnerable to Uncertainty Fatigue. Our brains are hardwired to feel safe in a predictable environment. And this year has been anything but predictable.

In this video, ALULA's Anh Vo, M.A., ACC, identifies what leaders should look for in their teams to assist in identifying Uncertainty Fatigue. 

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What is Uncertainty Fatigue?

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams

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Over the last 14 months, organizations have endured a global pandemic, an economic crisis and social unrest. Though much progress has been made, there still remains many unanswered questions. Living and working in a constant state of high-alert and uncertainty can be exhausting. Not only does it affect your personal interactions, it also has a significant impact on employees and employee engagement.

Having an understanding of what causes uncertainty fatigue in staff and co-workers can be just as important as knowing how to handle it.

In the first of several videos from ALULA specifically addressing Uncertainty Fatigue and Driving Engagement, Anh Vo, M.A., ACC, identifies the root causes of uncertainty fatigue faced by many individuals in organizations today.

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Women in the Workplace: The Pandemic Causes Positive Changes

By ALULA posted in Women in the workplace

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ALULA interviewed four women leaders who provided their unique perspectives into the past, present, and future of women in the workplace and some positive outcomes the pandemic has provided.

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