Are Collaboration and Morale Connected?

January 2, 2019

We like to think that employees enjoy collaborating and that it leads to better morale, but that's not always the case. Sometimes organizations make it difficult for people to work well together, and that hurts morale. In this podcast, Jill Geisler looks at the connections between morale, empathy, communication and collaboration.

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How Did Management Mistakes Lead to the #MeToo Movement? - Part 2

July 29, 2018

Jill Geisler continues her list of lessons for managers who want to create safe, strong and productive workplaces for all employees, building on hard lessons learned from the recent sexual misconduct scandals in media and beyong.

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How Did Management Mistakes Lead to the #MeToo Movement?

July 29, 2018

When the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct stories broke in 2017, other women in other workplaces became emboldened to speak out. The silence was broken - at least for some. Loyola's Jill Geisler was asked to help lead a groundbreaking meeting a the Newseum in Washington, DC to examine the systems that led to the silence about sexual misconduct in media organizations. She's now leading the Power Shift Project - which the Newseum's Freedom Forum has established to create better, safer workplaces. Jill shares lessons for managers in all fields from the Power Shift Summit's detail and disturbing report.

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Does an Open Door Policy Really Work?

July 29, 2018

Aspiring great bosses invite communiciation. Many say "My door is always open" as a way of proving it. But that strategy has its limits - and challenges. Loyola's Jill Geisler explains why in this episode and offers tips for managers who may be missing some important conversations.

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How Can I Reduce Stress at Work?

December 17, 2017

Too much stress in the workplace is harmful to people, productivity and morale. In this episode, Jill Geisler offers both structural and personal solutions for managers who want to reduce stress on their teams while still producing great work.

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How Do I Manage During Scandal?

December 2, 2017

We have reached a moment of enlightenment about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. It's not just Hollywood or media outlets - it's everywhere. That means you may need to manage through a scandal in your own workplace. It takes great leadership skills. In this podcast, Jill Geisler provides a reality check on what managers must know and do, during and after a sexual misconduct investigation.

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How Much Volunteering Should I Do at Work?

October 4, 2017

You want to be a team player and help others. That's why volunteering is generally a good choice. But you need to be mindful of a few things as you volunteer, so you don't actually put yourself at a disadvantage at work. Loyola's leadership expert Jill Geisler explains - from personal experience. 

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Why Don’t I Get Credit for Giving Feedback?

October 3, 2017

You aspire to be a great manager - and you think you are doing a pretty good job providing feedback. Then you hear via your boss, staff or an employee survey that you fall short. What's going on? And what can you do about it? Loyola's leadership and management expert Jill Geisler offers some practical guidance.

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How Should Leaders Define Loyalty?

July 22, 2017

Your boss expects you to be loyal. But what does loyalty look like in action? And what are the limits of loyalty? In this episode, Jill Geisler walks you through what a good leader should define as loyalty - and what your obligations are.

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How Do I Manage My Boss?

July 22, 2017

The relationship you have with your boss is the most important path to your success. But you have to be smart and strategic about cultivating that relationship. In this episode, Jill Geisler shares some of the "20 Questions about Your Boss" from her book, "Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know." If you know the answers to those questions, you can do a much better job of managing your boss.

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