By now, you have seen the news headlines and reactions following Epstein’s Op-Ed article in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend. The article suggested Dr. Jill Biden, wife of President-Elect Joe Biden, stop using her Dr. title when she comes to serve as First Lady in the White House. Dr.
On December 8th, Dr. Erin Hilgart will lead an interactive webinar session, “Rethinking Organizational Change Management in 2020” hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University. Hilgart’s research is focused on ‘HOW’ change happens; specifically, how professionals successfully upskill and shift for changing expectations. This topic quickly became ever-so-central in 2020, as
Dr. Erin Hilgart discusses how your pandemic experience can give insight into your leadership through reflection and understanding of your purpose, to inspire future action.
In 2020, how we engage and develop employees is changing fast. For the past six months, fueled by the pandemic, many employees have transitioned to working online and using advanced technology in scenarios from strategy sessions to team engagement meetings to leadership programs. The pace of change often consumes us
After much hard work, excitement, and anticipation, our virtual six-week New Manager Academy Program went live today! This program is the first part of a new suite of virtual Leadership programs Hilgart is due to launch in September. Hilgart’s Leadership Programs are cohort-based and tailored to the needs of each
I’m grateful my family is here to celebrate the completion of my doctoral degree. While I defended my dissertation last spring just after my second daughter Liesel was born, yesterday was the graduation and doctoral hooding ceremony. Like so many professionals who have done further education in mid-career, life doesn’t
Oversight of a thorough succession plan is viewed as a key responsibility of a well-established, strategic Human Resources (HR) function. But what exactly is the role of HR in establishing career plans as part of the organization’s succession planning, and is it possible for HR to overstep its bounds? Whether
Much has been written about the feedback-hungry Millennial generation, and it raises important questions about how performance appraisals are best managed in organizations today. In our experience, this is not simply an issue of how Baby Boomers and Gen Xers better accommodate the Gen Y (Millennial) generation. Research about the
Organizational leaders are more aware than ever of the importance of an engaged, strategically-aligned workforce and the importance of employee engagement in achieving an organization’s goals. But what happens when one of those same leaders – one who invests wholeheartedly in employee engagement initiatives – holds a strategy presentation for
Monday’s news of the sudden passing of Robin Williams has stirred emotions and thinking in many of us. To friends, fans and celebrities alike, the news brought a reaction of surprise, grief and sadness. Both as a person and through the many characters he played, Williams brought us inspiration, humor,