by Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business I know many of us are feeling overwhelmed these days. We’re juggling work, virtual learning for our K-12 students, a personal life for ourselves, and so on. The stress is real.
By Rose Heyward, Senior Learning & Organizational Development Specialist at Mary Washington Healthcare Recently, I was in a virtual meeting with several leaders and a brave soul shared how they would appreciate tips on homeschooling while working from home. I could resonate with this request because I’ve personally been faced with this challenge.
By Ginni Mastin, President and Founder of Matern Staffing Going through the pandemic has been challenging for all, but especially for working mothers. Working mothers are juggling their professional responsibilities, personal obligations, and family life. With school systems going virtually some working mothers are weighing giving up careers to stay home with young children or […]
By Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. In the current COVID-19 workplace, leaders are working in virtual, and socially distant environments governed by new rules and requiring new skills. Regardless of the worksite conditions or video conferencing platform, the leaders who emerge successful will have to […]
By Devin Fedor, Director Learning & Organizational Development, Mary Washington Healthcare Living through a pandemic is a unique and potentially life-altering experience. Some have described it as a “new normal”. Others have asserted that it has led us to realize just how far our old way of living was from normal. As a mother and […]
By Cara Parker, Leadership Development Consultant and Owner of C Parker Consulting Most of us dread the question, “May I give you some feedback?” Often, in the workplace, this inquiry is followed by some vague discussion that leaves both parties (the giver and receiver) leaving the conversation singing off different sheets of music. The giver […]
by Martha Hutzel, Director of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Everyone who knows me is aware of how much I love to read. I always have at least two books going at the same time, and one audiobook as well. BTW, listening to audiobooks is NOT cheating! I have never stopped reading and always learn […]
by Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business It’s February and our minds turn to thoughts of love. I’d ask that you extend your thoughts to appreciation too. In a month where we tell our loved ones how we feel about them, what about doing this in the workplace too? Maybe we don’t tell people […]
By Brittany McBride, Associate Financial Advisor at Cary Street Partners The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to talk about goal setting. After the hectic holiday season is behind us, we finally have a clean slate, a fresh mind, and returning energy. Something about the end of a time period makes everyone […]
We’ve all heard that burnout is a real workplace issue. It can negatively affect morale, engagement, productivity and ultimately the success of an individual, department or organization if the problem is pervasive. As an HR professional, it’s a concern I have had for the organizations in which I’ve worked, the individuals on the teams I […]