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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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Author: 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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Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By ALULA posted in Culture

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In the US alone, 6.2 percent of the total population identify as AANHPI (Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander). In any group of 100 Americans, almost 7 are AANHPI. Recognizing members of the AANHPI population means highlighting the important work they do across organizations, industries, and segments—government, corporate, agriculture, not-for-profit, and many more.

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Organizational Alignment: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Leader-Led Change, Alignment

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Author: J.P. Martinez

The flames are mesmerizing, the noise overwhelming, and the sheer power is remarkable. These words do not come close to illustrating the brilliance of a rocket launched on its way into space. And while truly incredible, the awe-inspiring physical representation of achieving escape velocity in some ways distracts from the true accomplishment; consider what is necessary for a successful launch. All the people, all the parts, and all the conditions must line up together, in just the right way, at the right time.

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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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What Leaders Need to Continue to Do Well, as Companies Extend Working Remote

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely

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While we all see light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, one thing that will not end anytime soon is managing and engaging a remote work force.

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Closing the Gender Bias Gap - Celebrating Women's History Month

By ALULA posted in Leadership

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We’ve come a long way, ladies! We haven’t quite reached the end of our journey to close the gender gap or achieve broader inclusivity overall, but we have made—and are still making—progress.

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Leader Transitions: Create a Path, Connect, and Achieve Results Fast

By ALULA posted in Leadership, New Leader Transitions

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The phrase transition plans, change in control, new leaders at the top, assimilation, and onboarding have dominated the media since January, as changes in governments’, corporations’ and other organizations’ leadership occurred.

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Stop Feeling Like a Pinball: Four Foundations of Effective Performance Coaching That Take Just a Few Minutes a Day

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Communicating with Teams, Coaching

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A new year brings the opportunity to apply learnings from the previous year and plan for areas where you want to improve. One thing I’ve seen over my years of coaching are leaders who go through their days bouncing from place-to-place and task-to-task, at the end of the day, feel as though they’ve not accomplished any of the work they planned.

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