How To: Make it Stop! Employees Crying at Work – The Kiss of Corporate Awkwardness

Marisa Keegan Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Leadership, Marisa Keegan

My friend Leslie called me last week and before I even said hello she blurted out, “I cried in front of a (male) Senior Leader today. Like, really cried”. So awkward. Whenever I see or hear about a high powered woman crying at work I hate it for her. As a female trying to ‘lean in’, trying to make my …

You Dirty Rotten Scoundrel – Interviews and Lies.

Marisa Keegan Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Marisa Keegan

I was talking to my friends little brother, Sam, over the weekend and after a year of working at a bar and living in his parents’ basement he landed his first job out of college and started three weeks ago. It’s a customer service/sales position with a huge, very well known (and often disliked) telecommunications company. Of course, I thought …

You Don’t Sell Time-Share Property, You Save Lives. The Power of a Good Story.

Marisa Keegan Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Marisa Keegan

I just finished watching The Queen of Versailles for the second time…in two days. It’s okay to judge me for my commitment to trashy TV because I’m fully aware that I’m pretty much a reality show junkie.  But this ‘American Documentary Film’ was a trifecta of crazy: Beauty queen marries David Siegel, a rich older man, and proclaims her love for him, …

Trapped in a box.

Marisa Keegan Culture, Marisa Keegan

I talk about The Deaf Kid a lot – My brother, my partner in crime, the kid who inspired presentations like The Time Farts Made Noise, and Dysfunction at Disney – killer titles which I deliver to esteemed business leaders. He is also the guy who got an iPod as recognition from his manager (score!), and the one who got his job …

Expose Yourself – All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

Marisa Keegan Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Marisa Keegan

When talking about corporate culture and employee engagement Facebook, SAS, and Zappo’s receive a lot of press. And they deserve it for two reasons: They’re cool and they are exposing themselves. debt consolidation If your company isn’t cool that’s okay. Not every company can be the cool kid and, let's face it, lots of companies don’t want to be that …

It Gets Better, The Bullying Will Stop…Or Will It?

Marisa Keegan Harassment, Marisa Keegan

It’s hard to miss the fact that we have a bullying problem in our schools. It angers me to hear of another child who commits suicide because s/he was being stalked, bullied, beat up, and belittled by peers. I hate to think of tragic events that hit so close to home in my life that might have been prevented if …