Michael Lee Stallard

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.

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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GRACE Under Pressure Interview With John Baldoni

Michael Lee Stallard

Many of you may be familiar with GRACE Under Pressure, a podcast hosted by John Baldoni. John is an executive coach and internationally known leadership expert who has authored many books on leadership. .

GovExec Daily Podcast Appearance: Bringing Employees Back to the Office

Michael Lee Stallard

The decision to bring employees back to the office is one facing many organizations. But what type of workplace environment are employees returning to? Is it a healthy or unhealthy workplace culture? The answer has important implications for whether employees will be willing to return. .

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Hope Employees Will Return to the Office? Start Here.

Michael Lee Stallard

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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. .

GovExec Daily Podcast Appearance: The Utility of Breaks and Breakdowns

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, Katie Stallard and I wrote about the benefits of taking breaks and even of giving yourself time for a “breakdown” when you’ve pushed too hard.

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The Mosaic That is Innovation: New Article in TD Magazine

Michael Lee Stallard

According to a World Bank analysis, innovation is on the decline. Given innovation’s role in moving organizations and society forward, what can we do to encourage it? One way to foster innovation is to encourage connection in our work cultures.

Having an Old-fashioned Nervous Breakdown Might Be a Good Thing

Michael Lee Stallard

Should the term “nervous breakdown” be embraced again? One of my (Michael’s) favorite journalists, Jerry Useem, provides a fascinating look at the history of the nervous breakdown in this article he wrote for The Atlantic titled “ Bring Back the Nervous Breakdown.

GovExec Daily Podcast Appearance: How to Connect While Working Remote

Michael Lee Stallard

One of the biggest challenges leaders face in leading remote teams is finding ways to keep members connected.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Finding Brave Podcast Appearance

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, I had the privilege of being a guest on the Finding Brave podcast hosted by Kathy Caprino.

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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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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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Thriving Through the Ongoing Pandemic

Michael Lee Stallard

As the pandemic moves into year two, would you say that overall you are thriving, barely surviving, or hanging in there, treading water, but feeling worn down or worn out some days?

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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.

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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Two Great Conference Opportunities in February

Michael Lee Stallard

I’m happy to share that I will be giving keynote speeches at two exciting virtual conferences this February. I hope you will consider joining me. Campus Community Conference: Better Together 2021. If you work in the field of higher education, then this event is for you.

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. .

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

The Role Connection Plays in a Democracy

Michael Lee Stallard

Can we embrace the spirit of E Pluribus Unum and move forward in 2021 as people who value connection, cooperation and making progress together toward the common good?

Connection Culture Course Among LinkedIn Learning’s Most Popular

Michael Lee Stallard

LinkedIn members can take it for free Our new LinkedIn Learning course, Creating a Connection Culture, is one of the most popular courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform. LinkedIn Learning members can take the course for free at this link.

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Appearance on SHRM’s “All Things Work” Podcast

Michael Lee Stallard

In this recent episode of SHRM’s “ All Things Work ” podcast, Katie Stallard and I spoke with host Tony Lee about the isolating nature of remote work and solutions employees can take to stay well during this time of social distancing.

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Ours Was One of the “Most Read” Articles on SmartBrief

Michael Lee Stallard

I was delighted to learn that an article Katie Stallard and I wrote, titled “Why Relational Connection is So Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic,” was one of the most read articles on SmartBrief over this last year. If you haven’t read it, you can find the full article here.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Exciting News About My Latest Book

Michael Lee Stallard

I am thrilled to share that two of the leading book summary organizations in the world – getAbstract and Soundview – have just published summaries of the second edition of my book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work.

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A Year-End Gift to My Readers

Michael Lee Stallard

LinkedIn Learning Course Access To close out what has been an unpredictable and challenging year for all of us, I’d like to present you with a gift—one that, like many things during the Covid-19 pandemic, has taken twists and turns in the making, including a timetable that changed more than once.

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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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Protecting Remote Workers’ Productivity and Performance

Michael Lee Stallard

Practically overnight the vast majority of office workers became remote workers when social distancing measures put in place in March to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus dramatically changed the way we go about our days.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Today’s Urgent Need to Manage Emotional Health with Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by Soundview Magazine Connection is more critical today than ever. That’s the topic that I addressed in an article recently published by Soundview Magazine , a publication that gives readers the opportunity to learn key concepts from the best new business books.

Today is the day!

Michael Lee Stallard

Expanded and Updated "Connection Culture" Now at Amazon. Today is the day! The second edition of Connection Culture is now available on Amazon.

Connect to Protect Yourself from Harm of Social Isolation

Michael Lee Stallard

This excellent New York Times article, “ We’re All Socially Awkward Now ,” makes a compelling case that ongoing social isolation due to the physical separation required during the COVID-19 pandemic is diminishing connection skills and having a negative impact on emotional and physical health.

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Lessons on Connection from the Life of RBG

Michael Lee Stallard

Are you struggling to connect with a coworker, neighbor, or family member with whom you find yourself disagreeing frequently this year? Consider borrowing some connection tips on interacting with people in spite of the differences between you from the example of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Protecting Employees from Covid-19 through Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

How can we protect people in the workplace so they don’t contract Covid-19?

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America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Hidden Systemic Risk to Organizations

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by SmartBrief Much has been written about America’s loneliness epidemic , including in the workplace. The word “loneliness” in the work context is a misnomer. It doesn’t capture the whole story. What about all of the individuals who might not think of themselves as lonely and yet the demands of work and task-oriented activities such as time in front of screens have crowded out time for anything more than superficial relationships?

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Connection at Home During Covid-19

Michael Lee Stallard

Are you home and feeling alone? Are you home and wishing you could be alone for even a few minutes? The Covid-19 virus has caused many organizations to move large numbers of employees from working together at the office to working remotely at home.

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Loneliness: An Increasingly Recognized Health Problem

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by SmartBrief Loneliness is a growing problem in U.S. society, but fortunately it is one that is beginning to receive the attention that it deserves. I had the privilege of contributing comments to a recent article published by SmartBrief, which explored the impact of loneliness and how organizations can address it. Read the full article and consider what steps you can take to address the problem of loneliness in your community.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.