Author: Rory Gilbert, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Rory Gilbert)

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I’ve got the Clash’s earworm stuck in my head. Should I stay or should I go If I go there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know This indecision’s bugging me If you don’t want me, set me free Exactly who am I’m supposed...

About This Year’s Leadership Summit – Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power
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About This Year’s Leadership Summit – Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power

I first became connected to Thunderbird Leadership through the Annual Leadership Summit.  Unlike most leadership learning opportunities, it is not focused on developing skills, but rather developing our sense of leadership self. It is a unique leadership experience that asks us to consider who we are as leaders from wherever we sit in our organizations...

Tip of the Month, June 2019 – Tips on Passing the Torch
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Tip of the Month, June 2019 – Tips on Passing the Torch

In this month’s blog (click here), Jill discussed how we pass on information, knowledge and wisdom when we are leaving a position and/or a role.  She also discussed commitment to one’s profession, where passing the torch is also about advancing one’s profession to new members of one’s discipline. In Tips, this month, we will explore...

Engagement Survey! Oh my!
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Engagement Survey! Oh my!

Jill[1] and I were brainstorming about topics for this year’s blog posts. It helps to have a roadmap because the deadlines do catch up to us fast!  We both agreed that we love the topic of employee engagement.  Jill is passionate about the danger of the annual engagement survey.  I get excited about the importance...

Getting Unstuck!
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Getting Unstuck!

We all have issues in our lives, professional and personal, that seem to just persist on and on and never get resolved.  How do we manage the “no-solution” situations?  What do they look like? An employee who you like, who tries really hard, is not succeeding in their role. A staffing problem that just doesn’t...

Tip of the Month, March 2019 – More on Managing Up
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Tip of the Month, March 2019 – More on Managing Up

In Jill Bachman’s February Blog Post (link here), she referenced Mary Abbajay’s definition of managing up. “Managing up is about consciously and deliberately developing and maintaining effective relationships with supervisors, bosses and other people above you in the chain of command.”[1]  Jill further clarified that managing up is the “how” of doing your work so...

IT IS YOUR JOB!
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IT IS YOUR JOB!

In Kim Scott’s introduction to her book, Radical Candor[1], she describes a frantic time at work where she was confronted with back to back, high emotion, high stress demands and interruptions. She called her coach and complained, “Is my job to build a great company, or am I really just some sort of emotional babysitter?”...

Lessons Learned – 2018
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Lessons Learned – 2018

By: Rory Gilbert with much input from Carla Rotering! December is a wonderful time to reflect on how we have grown and what we have learned in the past year.  As a leader, time for reflection is critical to our overall effectiveness – it keeps us engaged, mindful and humble. I hope you take some...