Elena is a consultant at Blue Beyond with expertise in organizational development, leadership development, and talent management. She holds a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology and has contributed to published research entitled “Managers’ and Diversity Experts’ Perceptions of Multiculturalism and Internationalism in Organizations."

Change Leadership: Recognizing the 3 Phases of How Employees Process Change

Change Leadership: Recognizing the 3 Phases of How Employees Process Change

As a leader, it’s your job to help employees navigate times of uncertainty and change. While changes are often external events — such as mergers, re-orgs, and culture transformations — changes spark an internal process for employees that is both emotional and psychological. As a leader, you can’t control how your team will react to…

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This Is Your Brain On Feedback: How Understanding a Little Brain Science Can Make a Big Difference in Your Next Feedback Conversation

It’s that time of year when many managers and leaders are gearing up for performance reviews – and when the idea of giving or receiving anything less than positive feedback can send both participants into a pit of anxiety. While feedback conversations are intended to improve performance, research by Columbia University neuroscientist Kevin Ochsner shows…