The SAY Gap is Connected to the Care Trap

Double Forte is a women-owned business. With 90 percent of the staff made up of women, we are big believers in women taking their “seat at the table” and believe strongly in improvement through inclusion. As such, we are painfully aware that most of the people getting quoted in the press are men, and that…

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Resilience is the New Black

Resilience! It’s a word that holds so much power. A word that you typically associate with surviving a personal struggle or trauma. A word that makes you want to stand on top of a mountain in “superhero stance,” but what does resilience really mean? And how does resilience transfer into business? The definition of resilience…

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5 Tips for Networking in the Age of COVID-19

Networking and Remote Work

The COVID-19 has been the biggest black swan in business we’ve ever seen. Our global humanity was not prepared for how much this could and would change our collective lives. Well— now, here we are. How can we remain effective at work and connected while at home? Reach Out and ZOOM Someone The rub is…

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O Captain! My Captain! Becoming a Better Manager

O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman’s famous elegy poem was a nod to the death of Abraham Lincoln. Fun Fact: Whitman never met Lincoln, but was so inspired by his leadership, he felt compelled to honor him. Why does this matter and how does it apply at work as a manager of people or projects?…

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The Big 3 Interview Questions I’m Really Asking

Doing well in an interview at Double Forte should be pretty for the people who apply for open positions. Why? Because we TELL PEOPLE WHAT WE WANT on our website, in our podcasts, and in the articles, we post on various blogs and LinkedIn. We even outline the types of interview questions you will get…

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Why Employees Who Leave Are Your Greatest Asset

CFO: what happens if we train them and they leave? CEO: what happens if we don’t and they stay?  -business adage Developing a strategic training program is an investment that involves a tremendous amount of time and money–two things many companies don’t have, or, are unwilling to give up. However, implementing a systematic training program…

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Improvement Through Inclusion

Promote better culture through inclusion

Becoming An Upstander, Not A Bystander In Karen Catlin’s book, Better Allies, she addresses the challenges marginalized groups of people face at work, how to spot them along with actionable solutions. In order to do this successfully, Catlin provides practical steps on the path to allyship. Her experience as a woman in tech and years…

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Remote Work: Managing Yourself When Your Manager Isn’t Around

In an era where digital communication is often more common than face-to-face, companies have adapted to keep up with the trend. Emailing, video conference calls and instant messaging channels are the new normal, which has  flexible schedules and remote work possible. However just because something is possible, doesn’t mean it’s probable. It’s up to remote…

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