Don’t Take Succession Planning Lightly!

Did you know that many organizations are unprepared for leadership transitions? This can spell disaster for business operations, employee engagement, and productivity. I’m Vas, co-founder of the Giraffe app and former Fortune 500 CHRO with 25+ years of experience. Having established several global succession planning programs, here’s my perspective on this critical topic. Succession planning…

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Healing Workplace Friction

Why does poor communication happen in the first place? Sometimes it’s as simple as misunderstandings or differences in communication styles. Other times, it’s the result of conflicting schedules or priorities, and maybe fear of confrontation.  Things can become emotional when relationships are strained. Practicing emotional intelligence (EI) is key here. EI refers to one’s ability…

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Crisis Management and Thinking Ahead 

The ability to guide and motivate your team during times of uncertainty or crisis is an invaluable skill as a leader. Being agile is incredibly important. You’ll be faced with a wide range of tasks including planning strategically, putting out fires, maintaining healthy communication within your team and being available to coach them. Let’s get…

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A Positive Mindset Creates a Healthy Work Culture

A sunny and kind disposition is contagious! People want to be around others who inspire a positive outlook. Positive attitudes at work influence higher trust, stronger teamwork, and better collaboration.  Last month, we discussed the importance of trust in leadership and in the workplace. Those who inspire trust from their colleagues help contribute to an…

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What do People Look for In a Leader?

Understanding what people look for in a leader can be helpful on the journey of continuous improvement, and creating stronger teams. Let’s dive into some important qualities of great leaders. Here at Giraffe, our mission is to help ensure that leaders are well-equipped and prepared. Click here to learn how the Giraffe app can help…

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4 Things to Keep in Mind When Starting a New Role

Joining a new team can be both refreshing and daunting! This is a new beginning with so much potential to make an impact and grow in your career. However, you can also feel pressure when meeting new people and adapting to new environments. This is especially true in remote teams. Today we’ll dive into some…

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The Company Cultures that Attract Talent

Company culture seems to be a hot topic these days, but what does it look like in practical application? We understand company culture as the norms, behaviors, values, and work environment of an organization. Leaders may be considering how they can build a better culture at work, which enables employees to make positive contributions to…

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Why Management Roles are Becoming Less Attractive

A recent study by Visier found that younger workers no longer seek management roles. Companies across industries are struggling to fill management roles, and it’s causing concern. Today we dive into the findings of this study and discuss what it means for modern workplaces.  According to the study, the reasons for this shift include “expectations…

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How Leaders Are Using AI In The Workplace 

In our rapidly evolving business landscape, leaders are increasingly turning to AI to embrace innovation, increase efficiency, and drive success. Let’s talk about how forward-thinking leaders are using AI in the workplace, with an emphasis on integrating AI into human teams, rather than replacing them. Leaders can leverage the power of new tools to strengthen…

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The Benefits Of Embracing A Tough Assignment

We sometimes shy away from a tough job or task because we fear the unknown, don’t want to fail, doubt our capabilities, or look for other excuses not to sign up. There might be a conflict within you – should I or shouldn’t I do this? If you’re serious about your career advancement, there’s a…

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