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It’s Time to Defund HR

HR oversees a system with rules that they don’t control and might not even agree with but can’t change, and they rarely see people at their best. For the past 40 years, we’ve been pumping money into human resources and we are not getting the ROI we deserve. For all the time, money, and attention…

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Improving The Employee Experience

From an HR perspective, we often look at employee experience through the lens of the organization. However, we must begin to understand the employee experience from their perspective.  The employee experience is made up of thousands of micro-experiences that we all experience from day to day. The primary role of leaders, then, is to influence…

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Creating a Culture of Trust

Being a leader during uncertain times takes unique skill and perseverance. We can’t continue doing things the same way we’ve always done them when circumstances change around us. Leadership is a skill that must be constantly developed and improved. JeVon “JT” McCormick knows this well. He is the CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company…

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No one is immune

COVID-19 has changed each of our lives. Some of us have lost jobs, while others of us are working in a whole new way. Many of us have battled sickness or been through the trenches with a sick family member or friend. There has been so much heartbreak, uncertainty, confusion, fear, and despair. No one…

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