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4 Ways to Build Employee Confidence and Increase Engagement
Employee engagement is a highly-talked-about topic. Everyone has their own ideas about what works. But whatever you think about employee engagement, you should know that confidence is...
4 Tips for Empowering Employees in the Modern Age
As I walk down the hallway to get to my office, I read the Tom Peters quote painted in big, bold letters on the wall: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
5 Things Executives of Learning Organizations Know
The concept of the learning organization has flourished since Peter M. Senge’s The Fifth Discipline hit the business world in 1990.
5 Things Managers Should Say More Often
Do you know what your employees really want? One survey reveals discrepancies in what managers think employees want and what workers actually do.
3 Steps to Implementing a Goal-Centric Approach to Employee Engagement
Every company wants engaged employees, and most HR executives, if they’re being honest, will admit that they haven’t found the perfect solution yet. Studies show that employee engagement remains a substantial challenge; a 2015 Gallup poll found that a staggering 51 percent of the workforce is not engaged.
5 Essential Tools to Expand Your Influence
At the beginning of the year, Stacey Pezold, Paycom’s COO, encouraged us all to innovate. In addition to having an idea, she said that, in order to innovate, you have to: get your mind in the right place, which is intent, and ensure your heart is ready and open for change, which is inspiration.
Leaders: Walk the Walk to Talk the Talk
Google “leadership” and you will find a whopping 464 million results. Videos, blogs, articles, research studies and trainings are all at your disposal, ready to help you become a better leader. However, the best advice I ever received was from my college professor. She said, “If you want people to follow you, you first have to gain their trust and respect.”
3 Ways to Build Your Own Leadership Position
Today’s workforce is saturated with commentary of how to be a good leader, but nobody gives you a road map showcasing what it takes to become that leader. With a 2014 Bersin by Deloitte survey revealing that leadership is the highest-priority issue businesses face, it’s important to know what it takes to become the leader you want to be.
Get Your Gears Going, It’s Time to Stand Out
Have you ever not gotten a promotion and wondered what you could have done differently or what the person who received the promotion had that you didn’t? More than likely, they stood out among the crowd because they exceeded expectations on a daily basis and always gave a little extra. If you continually show commitment to go above and beyond your job description, the impact is significant.
Building Leaders Today for a Better Tomorrow
I am hard-pressed to make sense of the hesitation organizations have for building stronger leadership pipelines. In a recent Bersin by Deloitte study, organizations cited leadership as one of the most important challenges, yet only 6 percent are confident their organization is “ready” to make a change. Here is where I struggle: If we say leadership development is important, then why aren’t more companies taking initiative? The real answer is that many companies confine leadership to the “exclusive” few, failing to make long-term investments and neglecting to construct a larger leadership pipeline at all levels.
Innovation: It’s Not Too Late to Get It Right
I find myself having a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Was I not good enough in 2014? Then I remember, each year is a blank, 365-page book, and we have the opportunity to rewrite our own story. It is a chance to restart and redefine who we are as people, as leaders and as businesses. A wise man once said, “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
4 Significant Steps to Make the Most of Your Mentorship Program
You've made up your mind to start a mentorship program at work, the research is clear and the boss approves … now what?