The Integral blog

LGBTQ+ Pride goes beyond the rainbow
June 22, 2021
Rainbow washing isn't supporting your LGBTQ+ employees. Read…
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Juneteenth, a Time for Conversation and Action
June 15, 2021
What I want my employer to know about Juneteenth, a Black woman’s perspective As Juneteenth approaches, I can’t help but feel enlightened yet disappointed that it was only three short years ago that I learned about this day and what it…
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Inside Look: Lessons Learned on Leading with Empathy Following the Insurrection
January 28, 2021
In this new series from Integral, we spotlight how the Capitol insurrection provided a way for the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation to meet its employees where they were: distracted.   As news alerts about the insurrection flooded…
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Leaders: Demonstrate Empathy in Unsettling Times
January 7, 2021
I’m sure all of you join me in condemning the acts of violence we witnessed at the nation’s Capitol this week. I also had some feeling of helplessness as I watched our democratic institutions challenged by those who wished to voice their opinion…
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Five Tips to Ensure Your Employee Podcast Is a Huge Failure
December 10, 2020
With the vast number of podcasts in the world, we may have finally reached peak podcast. But with focus and determination, you can still cut through the noise and win the hearts and minds of your people…through their ears.  Alas, if you…
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CommTech and the Rise of Employee Activation
November 9, 2020
Recently I had the opportunity to talk with friend, communications thought-leader, and podcaster, Dan Nestle, about all things CommTech and employee activation. In this episode of the Dan Nestle Show, we go on a journey together (even making a pit…
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Recalibrate: Shifting Expectations Amidst a Global Pandemic
October 15, 2020
Going into 2020, I felt confident (and excited!) about what the year had in store for me as the founder of a start-up, a dad, and as a communications professional. I calibrated my expectations to what I believed would be a great year of building on…
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Did someone say CommTech?
August 28, 2020
Join us and our friends at Page for this Spring Seminar session where Brittany Paxman of ICF Next and I offer an overview of CommTech – what it is, what it requires, and how to get started. How do you choose the tools and techniques that will…
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My journey with CommTech
August 27, 2020
Browsing through my internship project list at the beginning of the summer, I smiled, seeing multiple projects that excited me. Then I came across one that stood out to me: “Employee Experience CommTech Research”.  What did that mean? Were…
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Creating in quarantine: Three lessons I learned as a designer during the pandemic
July 14, 2020
The isolation many of us have experienced from COVID-19 takes its toll in different ways. From my experience, quarantine stole a part of my identity. As a designer and an imaginative individual, I have a close relationship with creativity. Yet, when…
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