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How Fast Feedback Fuels Performance

Gallup provides helpful data insights on trends in the workplace, including this piece on feedback at work. In a recent survey, Gallup found that employees who receive more regular feedback are more engaged. Additionally, this article reveals that the most effective feedback is timely and relevant.


16 Tips to Transform Employee Performance Evaluations in 2022

With so many employees working in both remote and hybrid office environments, many managers are thinking through what performance reviews should look like in the year ahead. In this article from Forbes, human resources professionals offer up tips for managers on how to approach the employee performance evaluation process.


The Best Leaders Are Feedback Magnets – Here’s How to Become One

In this article from First Round, Shivani Berry gives advice for leaders and managers (really for all of us!) on how to solicit and receive feedback from colleagues and employees. Berry suggests that there are two specific reasons why feedback is critical for leaders: 1) Feedback is the only way to see your blind spots, […]


Four Simple Ways to Empower Your New Employees

By Katherine Laws (’20), Wake Forest Fellow in the Office of Personal & Career Development Think back to your very first job: what do you remember? Putting on your brand new work clothes, sitting down at your clean, new desk, shaking hands with your new coworkers and realizing that you’re the youngest person in the […]


Working Women: Valerie Jarrett and the Importance of Mentoring

In this episode from The Michelle Obama Podcast, the former First Lady chats with friend and mentor Valerie Jarrett about their experiences as working women and mothers. They reflect on the value of mentorship, tell personal stories about their working relationships, and give tips to other women on how to navigate the working world by […]


How Allyship Drives Workplace Inclusion

What does it mean to be an ally and to build an inclusive workplace? This article from HR Dive explores what real allyship looks like in practice, and how setting new cultural norms through allyship can drive inclusive practices within an organization.


COVID-19 Has My Teams Working Remotely: A Guide for Leaders

This leadership guide from Gallup Workplace explores the needs of remote employees and how to best address them during this time of change and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this piece looks at why working remotely may be the new way that most organizations work moving forward.


How to Manage the Loneliness and Isolation of Remote Workers

In this timely piece from Gallup Workplace, learn about the difference between loneliness and isolation when it comes to working remotely. Plus, get managerial advice and tips for supporting your team members who are working from home as well as learn how to create a strategy of engagement that keeps your employees feeling connected.


More Harm Than Good: The Truth About Performance Reviews

According to this article from Gallup, “only 14% of employees strongly agree their performance reviews inspire them to improve.”  The authors explore why performance reviews aren’t necessarily helpful or a positive experience for employees. Instead, they suggest that effective coaching conversations between managers and their employees (that go beyond performance numbers and limited workplace observations) […]


How Middle Managers Can Manage Up, Down, and Still Get Things Done

If you’ve ever been in a middle management job role, you understand the delicate balance between managing your employees while also reporting up to your own boss. More than likely you’ve asked yourself the following questions: How do I support and lead my team and simultaneously meet the demands and priorities coming down from my […]


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