Beyond Buzzwords

When we cloak our message in jargon and buzzwords, we are eliminating that understanding because inevitably there are people who do not understand the meaning of what is being said. Furthermore, it is not just a removal of comprehension rather it can add to miscommunication and misunderstanding by creating divisions.



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Zaimah Khan
Empathy Mapping in Change Management

Employing EM as a strategy with change initiatives could make the transition easier because the focus is not just on employees’ feelings, especially since all good bosses will already take their people’s feelings into account and try to stave off the negative emotions and address ways to make the employees feel secure and comfortable.

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Zaimah Khan
Death by Meetings? It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

If the title of this blog resonates with you, it’s likely you’ve spent more than your fair share of time in meetings that seemed like overkill or were simply unproductive. You may have felt at times that your company or superiors were meeting just to meet and that it was a poor use of your time.

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Rosie
PART II - LADYBOSS Books

I have always been an avid reader, so even though it’s a lot to juggle work and family and all other commitments that take up my Ladyboss time, I take time to read as much as possible. I used to read a singular book at a time, but now that I have the kindle app on my phone, I tend to read a couple of books at the same time.

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Rosie
What It Takes to Become Your Own Boss

When my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was most certainly not 'a ladyboss’. Granted, I had a whimsical childhood and largely lived in my head as my parents and sister would tell you, so giving any realistic answer was an unlikely prospect at the time.

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Rosie
Burnout - It's Not Me; It's You

I was speaking with a friend recently and she asked me if I ever felt like I was surrounded by people who had no clue what they were doing, and you’re the only sane one. I responded with a joke of how "I am perfect" and so "of course no one else knows what they are doing" and then we launched into a venting session of things that were driving us crazy.

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Rosie
LADYBOSS Books - What's on our Nightstand

Just like my taste in music, my taste in books is rather eclectic, so over the last six months, my nightstand has seen a wide array of genres when it comes to my reading selection. In an effort to have a little fun and give you a glimpse into what the lady bosses of addie have been reading, we’ve decided to do a little book review.

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Rosie
Don't Throw The Boomer out with the Bathwater

If you’re like us, you have been seeing and reading a lot of articles about Millennials and how to attract and keep these younger generations in the workplace. Though I agree wholeheartedly with employers who see the value in this much maligned population, I do, however, feel that by shifting so much emphasis to attracting this younger generation,

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Rosie
Organizational Change: Not every change requires a 5-Alarm response

So many people are fearful of change, because for some reason the connotation with change is that it’s a bad thing. Think of all the people waxing poetic about the “good old days” and yet the reality is - as Watterson so simply stated - with time, everything changes because change is inevitable, and so it’s not change itself that is scary, but it’s the growth that comes out of it.

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Rosie
How to Avoid Being ‘Eclipsed’ at Work

In honor of today’s exciting and rare continental solar eclipse, we decided to incorporate the concept of ‘eclipse’ into our blog post for the start of the week. If you’re feeling down because it seems that others around you are making their way to promotions faster or receiving recognition more frequently at work, you are not alone.

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Rosie
Meaningful Moments

A third of our adult life is spent at work. Another third is approximately spent asleep, leaving behind the final third as our time to do everything else. For many of us it is the last third that brings meaning to life, and with work encroaching into this time, we all feel that we are losing time and that we must find that work/life balance again.

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Rosie
5 Tips to Overcoming Writer’s Block

Written communication is key in today’s world. Knowing one’s audience and being able to articulate your message are powerful skills. Sometimes we are limited to 140 characters and other times we have as much space as we need. No matter the length, it is not uncommon to experience a little writer’s block from time to time.

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Rosie
Why addie?

70% of change initiatives fail. This statistic has been the standard and most often cited since a study by Hammer and Champy in 1993. Another study in 2000 and two more in 2008, all reached the same conclusion: there is a 70% failure rate when it comes to change initiative success rates.

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Rosie