This book review was written by David Kading and originally appeared on the Brighter Strategies blog.

Recently, I was reminded of one of the great reads I enjoyed back in 2019, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations, by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton. The…


This article was originally published by Swafia Ames on the Brighter Strategies blog.

What does diversity mean in an organization? With the recent murders of eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, the majority of whom were of Asian decent, the country is protesting yet another tragic display of racially charged hatred…


This article was originally published on the Brighter Strategies blog by senior consultant and human resources professional, Mary Walter Arthur.

What makes a “great employer” is obviously subjective, but to successfully recruit and retain top talent, you need to know the emerging trends and expectations.

In addition to shirking the…


This blog post was written by Payal Martin and originally appeared on the Brighter Strategies blog.

It’s been a little over two months since most of us began sheltering in place and working from home. During that time, we’ve all seen plenty of ads about “these unprecedented times” and read…


It’s happening all over the country and the world. Socially responsible companies are jumping in to fill a void and help their communities. Distilleries and breweries are making and distributing hand sanitizer, sometimes at no cost. Hotels are donating rooms to medical personnel and the homeless. …


A version of this blog post was originally posted on the Brighter Strategies blog. If you’d like more information about our free one-hour consultations, please visit our website.

In February 2020, Forbes surveyed their “Nonprofit Council” about how the nonprofit field will change by the year 2025. The council members…


This May, we’re offering four free weeks of mindfulness meditation training. Read our latest blog post to learn what mindfulness has to do with organizational development and how to register.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our…


This month on our blog we’re addressing issues you might be encountering while trying to run an organization from home. In this blog post, Payal Martin covers tips for online meetings.

Are you experiencing an overdose of online meetings and video conferencing? Join the club. With so many virtual meetings…


A version of this article was originally published by Swafia Ames on the Brighter Strategies blog.We hope the information is useful for both ordinary times and these extraordinary circumstances.

Given that most of the country is sheltered in place at least until the end of April, we’ve decided to spend…


A version of this article was originally posted by Swafia Ames on the Brighter Strategies blog. Even in these strange times, a focus on employee engagement is always a good investment and employee engagement starts with onboarding.

Motivating your workforce is important regardless of the state of the economy or…

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President/CEO of Brighter Strategies LLC, an organizational development and strategy consulting company in the Washington, DC metro area

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