Choose Your Change – Then Jump!

I’ve been in a mood lately. A little restless. A lot ready for something new. And while I now know that this is good news, I didn’t always feel that way.

I have a history of restlessness in my life. A personal life that has taken more twists and turns than the girl who grew up on an isolated Tennessee farm could ever have expected, and a career that has morphed into a life spent as a certifiable introvert, whose job is all about people.

And it’s all good.

But getting here hasn’t been without uncertainty, struggle, missteps, wrong steps and pain.

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11 Podcasts To Fuel Personal Growth and Leadership Development

I’m a voracious consumer of content in the areas that are of interest to me – specifically leadership, entrepreneurship, speaking and personal development.

Interestingly, I’m not a good book reader (fixing that is a goal for 2016). But I do buy lots of books. I just rarely read them.

So a couple of years ago, I decided to try podcasts as a way to continue learning, and to fill time that was normally spent listening to the same songs in my playlists or on the radio over and over again. Now, I listen to podcasts while driving, traveling, exercising, cleaning the house, fixing dinner, etc. Suffice it to say, I’m hooked on learning.

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Study Reveals The Key To Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a term that’s been passed along for years now. And for those of us responsible for attracting, retaining, and getting the most out of top talent – it’s always on our radar.

Employee Engagement

What is employee engagement?

We define employee engagement as the extent to which an employee is “all in”. Meaning, they’re fully absorbed and energized by their work, and therefore exert discretionary effort in their roles.

Even though there is still much debate about how to accurately assess and score an employee’s engagement level, we can’t deny that the highest performing businesses have seemed to get it right.

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I was recently quoted in a MONEY magazine article written by Daniel Bortz on the topic: 5 Best Career Moves to Make in Your 30s.

Advice in the article includes bolstering leadership skills, fostering peer relationships, keeping ex-bosses in your corner, managing your public image, and upgrading your industry visibility.

Check out the article for some great advice on managing your career at any age!

Date: January 5, 2016
Appearance: 5 Best Career Moves to Make in Your 30s [MONEY]
Outlet: MONEY Magazine
Format: Magazine

I’m excited to be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Bahamas Human Resource Association Annual Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas on October 27, 2016!

I’ll be speaking on the topic: “Getting the C-Suite’s Attention: Seven Strategies For Transforming From HR Leader to Business Leader”.

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Event: Bahamas Human Resource Association Annual Conference
Topic: Getting the C-Suite's Attention: Seven Strategies For Transforming From HR Leader to Business Leader
Sponsor: Bahamas Human Resource Association
Venue: Atlantis Paradise Island
Location: One Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

I’m honored to be the featured keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Recruiters 2016 Fall Recruiting Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on October 20th, 2016!

I’ll be speaking on the topic: “The Challenge Ahead for Recruiters is Clear — Which Path Will you Choose?”

Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Event: Wisconsin Recruiters 2016 Fall Conference
Topic: The Challenge Ahead for Recruiters is Clear — Which Path Will you Choose?
Sponsor: Wisconsin Recruiters
Venue: Alliant Energy Center
Location: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

I’m looking forward to delivering the opening keynote at the 2016 NEOGOV Annual Training Conference in Las Vegas, NV on October 13, 2016!

I’ll be speaking on the topic: “The Future of HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results”.

Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Event: 2016 NEOGOV Annual Training Conference
Topic: The Future of HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results
Sponsor: NEOGOV
Venue: The Mirage
Location: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
Registration: Click here to register.

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

Recently, I was a guest on The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast, hosted by Phoebe Chongchua discussing Building A Great Team For Your Company.

Phoebe and I had a great conversation, and covered several topics, including:

  1. Why leaders who can identify and select the right people for their teams – then motivate them to get the work done are critical to an organization’s success and growth.
  2. How leaders can help their team members understand how they can contribute towards the organization’s vision, and why the work that they do matters.
  3. My favorite success quote – which comes from a Disney fish.
  4. The importance of moving forward, and staying focused on the vision – even during difficult times – is an important success factor for leadership.
  5. Accepting that in order to grown, there will be discomfort – and how to deal with that. 3 key tips for building a great team. Why leaders must hire for mindset – not just skill set.
  6. The secret of employee engagement that every manager must know.

Listen to the podcast here!

Date: December 7, 2015
Appearance: Building A Great Team For Your Company [The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast]
Outlet: The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast
Format: Podcast

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Kristen Harcourt, Senior Consultant at The McQuaig Institute  about what HR professionals can do to make a bigger impact, how can they build a better business case, and become bigger influencers in their organizations.

You can view the short video interview here, and also see the comments and tweets from the #MIChat that followed.

Thanks Kristen and McQuaig for the opportunity to chat about the future of work and Human Resources!

Date: November 24, 2015
Appearance: Evolving HR with Jennifer McClure [The McQuaig Institute]
Outlet: The McQuaig Institute
Format: Vlog