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Reducing Turnover: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

By Lindsey Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Employee retention has never been more critical than it is right now amidst our current environment of 9.2 million open jobs in the US. Imagine you receive news that one of your top performing, high potential employees is going

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How to Foster a Growth Mindset

How to Foster a Growth Mindset

By Lindsey Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator WHY YOUR MINDSET MATTERS  While the term mindset may seem like an overused buzzword lately, the term has been studied and written about for many years. Dr. William James, the Father of American Psychology said, “The greatest discovery of

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Leadership vs. Management

By Lindsey Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator The terms ‘Leadership’ and ‘Management’, and the distinctions between them, have been subject to a bit of controversy for a long time. Many have wondered about the differences and whether or not they are mutually exclusive. Although the common

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15 Ways to Appreciate and Recognize Your Employees

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Think back to a time when something you did at work was called out by your manager. “I wanted to give a shout-out to Amber for stepping up and filling in during Joe’s absence and saving us all from

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How to Set Effective Goals You’ll Actually Meet

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Once again, resolution season is upon us. While we applaud clarifying and committing to new actions and results in the pursuit of improving ourselves, we’re here to say: there is a better way! If you really want to make

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How to Reduce Turnover by Improving Communication

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator “Engaged employees are a company’s greatest asset.” Engagement can be defined as the level to which employees are motivated and committed to do what is best for the organization. This concept is relevant now more than ever as two

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Building Personal Resilience to Effectively Respond to Adversity

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator We’ve all faced adversity at some point in our career. Maybe you’ve lost a job, or your project’s budget was cut. Or perhaps you worked for a horrible boss. Factor in an unprecedented pandemic and an uncertain economy and

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5 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout and Improve Team Morale

By Lindsay Zajac  |  Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Leader Exchange Facilitator Employee burnout is a major challenge that companies face. One Gallup survey found that nearly a quarter of employees (23%) “feel burned out more often than not,” and another 44% occasionally feel burned out. Of course, employee burnout is a leading

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