Why Leaders Must Drive Both Engagement and Results

By Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams

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Being successful in complex and chaotic times takes a leader who understands it's the environment created that is the driving force. One of the most challenging parts of this crisis is that there is no perfect plan to help guide and reenergize an organization.

However, leaders who remain focused on their teams and finding the right balance between engagement and results will be best positioned to be successful.

In the following video, ALULA's Danielle Geissler, Ph.D., suggests important steps for leaders to take in order to engage their teams, while still driving success for the organization.

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What Leaders Can Do to Combat Uncertainty Fatigue in Their Team Members

By Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams

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Lately it feels like every time you ask someone "how are you doing?" we are all waiting for the perfunctory answer of "I'm fine" or "I'm doing ok". In reality we all know that the last year has had a negative impact on many of our work experiences and our daily lives. 

When the pandemic started, many organizations and teams quickly pivoted to new work environments, new ways of engaging, embraced new technology and dealt with a whole new set of challenges. While these changes were quick to be embraced, the uncertainty of how or when they may or may not change are taking a toll.

As leaders it's important for you to identify symptoms of Uncertainty Fatigue and bring about ways to help employees manage through it.

ALULA's Danielle Geissler, Ph.D., provides insights for leaders to assist employees in combating Uncertainty Fatigue while encouraging critical engagement behaviors.

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How to Spot Uncertainty Fatigue

By Anh Vo, M.A., ACC 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 Anh Vo, M.A., ACC 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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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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ALULA Honors African American Leaders Who Led the Right Way

By Delores (Dee) Conway posted in Leadership

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Co-authored by:  Dee Conway and Alycia Diggs-Chavis

African culture and history offer much wisdom for the world to live by, whether at work, at home, or in society at large . . . and what’s one of the key lessons?

Good behavior must start from the top. — South African Proverb

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Be the HEART of Your Organization During American Heart Month

By Bridget Russell, Ed. D. posted in Leadership, Workplace Health

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With the rapid transitions that COVID-19 forced upon all of us, and the evolving needs of today’s workforce, there’s been a great deal of discussion around maintaining the health and wellness of employees. As leaders, we have a responsibility for maintaining workforce wellbeing. In such an unprecedented time, it’s crucially important to look out for the mental health of your employees—but I feel that there’s another vital part of employee wellbeing: cardiovascular health.

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The Power of Positive Gossip: Building a Culture Defined by Successes

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Culture

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“Most coaches study the films when they lose. I study them when we win—to see if I can figure out what I did right.”

—Paul “Bear” Bryant, University of Alabama Head Football Coach

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