Michael Lee Stallard

Reduce Mass Shootings Through Human Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

The FBI reports that people who become active shooters often feel socially rejected : “Time and again, targeted violence offenders have claimed to be persecuted and alienated from their peers, family and world at large, viewing themselves as outsiders and not part of a larger social network.”

Join Me at ATD22 to Learn How to Foster Positive Emotions in the Workplace

Michael Lee Stallard

Negative emotions in the workplace have been rising for years. Are they holding back your team’s performance? That’s the topic I’ll be discussing at the ATD22 International Conference & EXPO.

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Former Best Buy CEO Discovers the “Magic” of Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Hubert Joly, a Frenchman and former partner at McKinsey & Co.,

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Hope Is What People Need from Leaders Today

Michael Lee Stallard

Wouldn’t it be nice if a new year truly ushered in a fresh start? The optimism we may have ordinarily had in past years as we turned the calendar to January and considered all of the new possibilities that lay ahead of us is a little harder to muster up this time.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Why We Long for Leaders Who Actually Care

Michael Lee Stallard

Do the people around you know that you are for them? Do they know whether you care about them, want them to be able to do their individual best, and will advocate for them? Having this assurance promotes a feeling of connection.

Interview with New York City’s WCBS Radio: Connection Provides Protection from Burnout and Suicide

Michael Lee Stallard

The holidays are a particularly difficult time for those who are already struggling with loneliness, depression, and feelings of hopelessness. This can lead to burnout or even suicidal thoughts. Fortunately, there is hope.

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When Grit Isn’t Enough: Protection from Burnout and Suicide

Michael Lee Stallard

Mike Ivy is not someone you would expect to contemplate taking his own life. His experience and accomplishments communicate grit and resilience. A trauma, critical care and acute care surgeon by training, Dr. Ivy grew up in the U.S.

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Conversation with Pat Farnack on Why “Brutal” Honesty Isn’t Ideal in the Workplace

Michael Lee Stallard

Pat Farnack, longtime radio host on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City, recently interviewed me about the trend toward “brutal honesty” in the workplace and its unintended consequences. .

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Lasting Change = Head Knowledge + Heart Knowledge

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s one thing to know something intellectually—to learn interesting new data, to gain an understanding of why something works the way it does, to be inspired by a message—but if it stops there and you don’t develop heart knowledge, then you’re less likely to see meaningful or lasting change as a result.

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To Cope with Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

Michael Lee Stallard

The current labor shortage and employee retention are concerning issues for organizations. Many leaders are scrambling to attract and retain the workers they need.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

7 Team-Strengthening Practices from Steph Curry’s Playbook

Michael Lee Stallard

After Steph Curry’s phenomenal performance leading his team to win the 2022 NBA Championship and being named the 2022 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, it’s abundantly clear that basketball is his superpower. But it’s not his only one.

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Now Is a Critical Time to Create an Upward Spiral of Positivity

Michael Lee Stallard

Emotions are contagious. For that reason, you need to pay attention to your own emotions and those of the people around you. At work, how would you characterize the emotional state of your team?

How to Inspire the Next Generation

Michael Lee Stallard

Studies show that America’s youth are facing some difficult challenges. How can we help them? How can we inspire them to rise above the challenges and find solutions? . Those are questions that I reflected on following a recent visit to Texas Christian University.

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How to Prepare for Rising Stress Ahead

Michael Lee Stallard

When a big storm is forecast to come our way, Katie, my wife, starts to plan ahead, just in case we lose power: non-perishable food in the pantry (check), flashlights with working batteries (check), gas in the car (check), some cash on hand (check).

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Podcast Appearance with Metro DC Chapter of ATD

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the hosts of the Beltway Broadcast, a podcast produced by the Metro DC Chapter of ATD.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Preparing for Re-entry into the Physical Workplace: Lessons from NASA

Michael Lee Stallard

Astronaut crews living and working in space experience as a matter of course what many of us experienced unexpectedly during the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic.

Watch the Recording of My Recent Webinar With getAbstract

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker for a webinar hosted by getAbstract , one of the leading book summary organizations in the world. Our topic was “Remote Work, Rising Stress and the Critical Need for Connection” – a timely discussion for today’s environment.

Connect Your Remote Team Through Personal Knowledge

Michael Lee Stallard

Remember doing “Show and Tell” or presenting to your classmates as the “Student of the Week” when you were in elementary school? As it turns out, our teachers were on to something.

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Does Any Law Firm Have a Healthy Work Culture?

Michael Lee Stallard

Earlier this year, health law attorney Jay McEniry wrote in the American Bar Association’s The Health Lawyer about the need for greater human connection in the practice of law. He cited an article I wrote for SmartBrief.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Campbell’s Turnaround Recipe: Measure Work Culture and Hold Leaders Accountable

Michael Lee Stallard

Campbell Soup Company was not in good shape when Doug Conant was named President and CEO in 2001. Sales were declining. The stock price was falling and it was underperforming the S&P 500. I’ve long held that it takes a commitment to pursuing both task excellence and relationship excellence in order to achieve sustainable superior performance. Pushing the task side alone won’t do it and will cause more harm.

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Terryberry to Host Connection Culture Webinar

Michael Lee Stallard

Connection is more important than ever during this time of remote work and rising stress, which is why I’m excited to be working with the team at Terryberry to provide a free webinar focused on building a Connection Culture. .

November 5 Webinar With ExecuNet

Michael Lee Stallard

Looking for a training opportunity for yourself or your leadership team this fall? Join me and the team at ExecuNet for a complimentary webinar on November 5. We’ll be talking about remote work, rising stress, and the critical need for connection in today’s environment. .

What Putin Illustrates About the Dangers of Being a Lonely Leader

Michael Lee Stallard

Today, IE Insights published my article, “Putin and the Dangers of Being a Lonely Leader.”

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Join Me for This Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management Virtual Event

Michael Lee Stallard

At a time when many employers are struggling to retain workers, it is critical to understand the role that emotional compensation plays in an employee’s decision to stay or leave.

Conversation with Walt Rakowich on Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to participate in a LinkedIn Live conversation with Walt Rakowich, former CEO of S&P 500 firm Prologis and author of the book Transfluence.

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Connection Culture Recommended as a Best Book for Business Leaders

Michael Lee Stallard

If anyone has a pulse on the business book landscape, it’s Wally Bock. The author of the Three Star Leadership blog and a professional writing coach, Wally reads and reviews many books each year.

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October 1st Webcast for Wharton Alumni Clubs

Michael Lee Stallard

On October 1st from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm ET, I’ll be presenting on Connection Culture to the Wharton Alumni Association Clubs. The event is hosted by the Wharton Alumni DC chapter. It’s free for Wharton Alumni members and $19 for non-members.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

American Cancer Society Hosts Virtual Connection Culture Training

Michael Lee Stallard

Katie Stallard and I were delighted to see the reaction to the virtual training we did to kick off the American Cancer Society’s virtual Leadership Institute Network Series.

Creating Connection Cultures in Police Forces

Michael Lee Stallard

Podcast Appearance on Badge Cast 1 Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Lt. Brian Ellis, host of the Badge Cast 1 podcast. Badge Cast 1 is a production of the National Command and Staff College , an organization dedicated to providing leadership training to public safety professionals.

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Interview with Kathy Caprino Published in Forbes

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Forbes senior contributor and career coach Kathy Caprino about a topic that’s on a lot of employers’ minds these days: how to prevent your firm from being negatively impacted by the “Great Resignation.” ” .

Terryberry Webinar on Employee Retention: September 21

Michael Lee Stallard

On September 21, I’ll be joining the team at Terryberry for a timely webinar discussion on employee retention. . We’ll be talking about factors that are contributing the current labor shortage and strategies for addressing it in your own organization.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Join Me at Virtual LeaderCon

Michael Lee Stallard

I am excited to announce that I am speaking at The Kevin Eikenberry Group’s virtual event, Virtual LeaderCon. This is a free online event that brings together me and 30 of the world’s top leadership experts talking about the most pressing and emerging leadership and learning topics. .

Conversation with Pat Farnack on Employee Retention in Today’s Environment

Michael Lee Stallard

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed again by Pat Farnack, longtime radio host on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City. In the middle of the “Great Resignation,” companies are struggling to attract and retain employees.

Burnout and the Importance of Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Appearance on The Mentors Radio Show Recently, Katie Stallard and I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Loarie, host of the Mentors Radio Show , about career burnout and the role that connection plays in preventing it.

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GovExec Daily Podcast Appearance: Emotional Compensation’s Role in Employee Retention

Michael Lee Stallard

As a growing percentage of the workforce seeks new career opportunities, employee retention has become a major issue facing organizations today.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.